Oh lovelies…yes, I’m still alive. Want to see?!
That’s me…(OBVIOUSLY) and my ridiculously handsome and smokin’ hot husband at his company Christmas party.
So there you have it, we’re still kickin’ it here in the G-A…we’ve just been busy. Busy living our lives and unfortunately for you guys, when I’m busy, the first thing to take a back seat is this blog.
That being said, I’ve had OUTRAGEOUS positive feedback (from people I hardly know) regarding my blog. As in, a man who works with husband came up to me at the Christmas party and told me how much he enjoyed reading my blog and how great of a writer I am. Now…when people tell me that I simply step back, look at them and say, “Are you OUT of your mind?!”
I know, not exactly the best way to handle someone paying you a compliment. The proper reaction would have been, “Well THANK YOU!! I’m so glad you enjoy reading what I have to say.”
It’s a new year. I’ll put it on my list of things to work on in 2013.
Moving right along…
So, husband turned the ripe old age of THIRTY-SEVEN (GASP!) in November. Why am I telling you this now?! Well…because with the help of my bestie, I did something absolutely RIDICULOUS to “surprise” husband on his birthday and I feel like it’s worthy of being shared in part of this “Catching Up” post.
Now, to bring you up to speed, husband had to work on his birthday. No big deal, we had plans to hit up husband’s favorite restaurant (Golden Corral…I know, he’s ULTRA classy!) on one of his days off following his actual birthday. However…that wasn’t enough for me. I wanted husband to feel special on his birthday so I decided I’d bring him a birthday treat AT work.
In order for me to actually make my plan a reality, I had to enlist this gem…
My bestie…and yes, I think she was probably as excited to have been SUCKED into my birthday shenanigans plan for husband as she is in the above photo.
You see, she was my “key” to getting into the building where husband works. Listen, I choose my friends wisely. It’s important for me to have CLOSE relationships with those that husband works with…just trust me on this.
I’ll spare you the long, boring details about getting the PERFECT birthday treat together for husband and just tell you that bestie and I made him cupcakes.
Once we put the finishing touches on the cupcakes, we piled in the car and started in the direction of the Atlanta airport.
We no more than pulled out of the driveway and that’s when it hit me…like a ton of bricks!
I remember my bestie telling me about an old tradition that her mom and dad had while she was growing up. Bestie’s mom and dad would go to the others place of employment on their birthday and secretly fill their car with….BALLOONS!
SPLENDID idea, no?! I thought so.
Bestie and I wasted no time! We drove ourselves to the nearest Dollar General and armed ourselves with balloons!
After we piled back into the car, we got busy blowing up said balloons. I figured it wouldn’t be THAT big of a deal, both of us are FULL of hot air.
BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA! I knew someone else would have said it if I didn’t!!
Blowing up balloons WHILST DRIVING A CAR = MAJOR DISASTER! I wouldn’t recommend it.
We did it anyway. You only live once, right?! Why not live on the edge?!
Fast forward an hour. We made it to Delta’s Headquarters safely and in one piece, and delivered husband’s birthday cupcakes.
Now…how were we going to break into his car?!
We lied to husband and told him that my bestie had left her sunglasses in his car.
He bought it! Hook. Line. and…SINKER!
Pffft…this guy…normally NOTHING gets by him!! In fact, I had the most difficult time keeping a straight face while my bestie LIED, STRAIGHT FACED to my husband! It was THE BEST!
We found husband’s car out in the lot, and…
BEST. DAY. OF. MY. LIFE!
Worst part….WAITING for husband to get off of work!!
Even worse than that?! Husband sending me a text message to tell me he’s on his way home and he says NOTHING about the balloons!!
Basically, folks…I’m in for it come March 2!! Paybacks can be a real…well…you know.
I’m gonna do my best to get back into a regular blogging routine, but I can’t make any promises. Life is busy. I like that my life is busy…it means I’m out making memories.
Happy 2013 to each and every one of you!