The best birthday present ever! But, first, I need to tell you about the rest of the day.
I do love me some daughter loves. She was so sweet before and after each nap. I would hold her and she just laid her head on my chest and let me rock her. If that doesn't melt your heart, well, I just don't think a nuclear powered blast furnace would do the trick, either. She was super cute today, too. Her mother decided NOT to leave it up to Dad to dress her (phwew!).
Although, the bottoms of that particular outfit seem cursed, since they only lasted until the second poopy diaper. I'm just guessing, but, Daddy might not pay as strict attention to diaper alignment when the daughter is attempting to emulate a dramatically dying snake. So, we changed to jeans.
Later in the day, I was taking a breather from sweeping and mopping, when I saw the daughter doing something and giggling. I investigated. She was leaning on her head and then holding both arms out wide. She did it for over five minutes; I even got video. This photo will have to do, though. I don't know what the point was or why she thought it was so funny, but it WAS freaking cute!
I'd better explain this before I go on, though. We both are on Facebook. Everyone always leaves a happy birthday message on everyone else's wall. I decided I did not want to be just another person saying "Happy Birthday" for the fortieth time. So, a few months back, I began leaving rhyming couplets on the birthday person's wall. After awhile they became several couplets. Well, it got to become a thing that people expected. My favorite involved wishing the person (a baker) would look into research, "no matter what it ends up costing/ in developing, given the number of candles you'll need, a flame retardant frosting." Well, Cora cannot be outdone! Here is what she sent me in an e-mail:
My husband has many talents
He keeps them all in balance
By writing birthday wishes
And keeping tropical fishes
His art is renowned by 4th graders
And he often studies craters
Although Airplanes are a true passion
He works to keep Chloe in fashion
A Kindle he wanted on his birthday
He thinks he will get something else this day
His wife and daughter think he is the best
So we have hidden something behind a chest!
We hope he finds it soon as he will be over the moon!
Well, this is what I found, after a brief search.
She, then, took the girl and read her a story...or in this particular case, sung. While I unwrapped and charged and registered my absolutely AWESOME Kindle!
Dinner was great! It was a roast that I put in the crock pot with carrots, sweet onion, and potatoes. Nice soft food. On about the third bite into that wonderful dinner, after I had gotten this wonderful gift from my wife, I found something in my food that didn't seem right.
I never had the best teeth. I have a couple crowns and a bridge. I hate the dentist, but he loves me.
My third bite tasted just as good as the first two, but there was something different...something...hard. OH MY GOD!! That is a bone! Then I realized it was a roast, then the thought crossed my mind: BULLET! Then I realized all was not right with other parts of my mouth...this was a CROWN! A damned crown had chosen this particularly happy moment to fall off the stub of tooth that it protected. Son of a-a-a-... shit.
Well, I took it in the bathroom. cleaned it and replaced it. Tomorrow I will have to get it reattached. I also need to get the snow tires off of Cora's car. Tomorrow will be a busy birthday! At least, I have a...wait for it...KINDLE!!!!!!! No matter. I have a wonderful wife and a lovely daughter, That's all I really needed for a happy birthday, but the Kindle, definitely makes it better!
Thanks Cora! I love you!