Not only did we get some home maintenance / repairs completed during the month of August, as mentioned in my last post, BUT I had a birthday! How old am I? Well, I had seriously considered turning 30 this year ... no, I had actually planned on turning 30 this year but my family had different ideas. Mr.B and the children all wished me another happy 29th. So, I'm still 29.
I am so abundantly blessed to have truly amazing people in my life. ALL my children promptly wished me a happy birthday & I even received a beautiful bouquet of daisy's, my favorite flowers. Since Mr.B was working out of town he took me out for a fine supper a couple days later.
It was a supper to remember. Can you believe that we dined with U.S. Speaker of the House, Mr. John Boehner? Yes, this simple southern transplanted farm girl had supper with the United States Speaker of the House! Well, O.K. sort of ... kind of ... not really. We didn't actually dine WITH him ... He and his entourage were dining at the table next to us. I could tell you what he ate, their breakfast and dinner plans for the following day but that's sort of gossipy so, I'll refrain. Surprisingly he looks exactly like he does on T.V. and that voice of his is unmistakable.
Although I only almost met U.S. Speaker of the House, John Boehner, I have actually met a few famous folks. In my younger years I waited tables in upscale restaurants and clubs. I have served John Elway (football star), Kiefer Southerland (actor), Toby Keith (singer / songwriter), Bono (singer / songwriter), Jon Bon Jovi (singer / songwriter), Earvin "Majic" Johnson (basketball star), Leslie Neilsen (actor) and a few others. Most important lesson I gleaned from these individuals was that when they are in public, they really, really, really, desire to be treated like a regular person. They don't want throngs of people harassing them for autographs, photos, interviews, etc. I was always the obscure, unassuming waitress who strived to provide the best service and dining experience I could. Judging from the tips, I did very well. While Mr. John Boehner was dining next to us, we chose to remain obscure and allow him and his party to enjoy their supper as we enjoyed ours.
The BEST part of my birthday was my gift from my best friend / sister, Mrs.A. She blessed me with additional pieces to my collection of 1950's Colonial Homestead dinnerware. She sent me a covered casserole and 8 additional dessert bowls. I now have a complete service for 12! How is it that your best friend always instinctively knows what the PERFECT gift will be, but your own family who lives with you day in and day out is often left in a quandary?
Above, some of the pieces of my Colonial Homestead dinnerware.
Yep, my 29th birthday was a very happy one indeed!