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Happy birthday to me!

Kelly took off from work early today and we drove to San Antonio, grabbed some dinner at Chili's, then went to the temple for a wonderful evening together, listening to Pod Quizzes on the way home. (Gabby took this photo of us in October, by the way.)Kelly and my mom gave me flowers. I was not surprised by Kelly getting me flowers, but was blown away that Mom did. She really surprised me. They're lovely (the lilies). Thank you to both! I adore fresh flowers!
Unfortunately, one of our two a/c units went out, so I got to spend more than $TWO GRAND today getting a new coil. When I complained that it wasn't my idea for a birthday gift to the worker who was installing it, he reminded me that air conditioning is a luxury and many people live their lives without any a/c at all. Okay, I'll stop complaining. I went with Longhorn Heating and Air because I'm a Longhorn fan.
Paige (and her sweet little kids) stopped by to bring me the nicest note card and an adorable apron with an embroidered turkey on it. Thanks, Paige! You're a treasure of a friend.
I can't wait to wear this on Thanksgiving!
My buddy Adele treated me to lunch at Z Tejas AND some beautiful mother-of-pearl and silver earrings from Silpada. We had an excellent lunch today. I ordered a chicken chili relleno and she ordered a delicious looking salad.
It was a nice day and I feel very loved. I'm half way to 90! When my dad called me today to wish me a HB, he reminded me that I threw a birthday party for him when he was 45. I told him that I thought he was old back then. It's all relative. He's 71 now. I'm not the type of person who gets all weird about my age. It is what it is! I don't feel old! I forced myself to step on the scale today though, which was probably not the best thing to do on my birthday, but I've been avoiding it for a LONG time. I wigged out to see that I've gained 25 pounds of the 40 pounds that I lost a few years ago. I'm getting disgusted with feeling like this and being wiped out plus all my clothes fitting too tightly, so I need to get moving. Hmmm, if I tried hard and made an effort, I could drop 15 pounds by the end of the year, then only be 10 pounds up.

Thank you for the birthday emails and phone calls from Patty, Shana, Danielle, Marc, Tracy, Valerie, Julie, Kim, Paige, Robin, Daddy, Michele, Tina, Marlene (mom-in-law), and Deb. I appreciate y'all!


Robin said…
Happy Birthday again, Kelly! Congratulations on making it to the temple. I'm glad you guys had a nice time there and that you had a great birthday.
Mike and Kim said…
Happy Birthday Kelly! I am glad you had a great day. I wouldn't care about my age either if I looked as good as you do at 45. I agree with you 2 grand on fixing your A/C isn't the greatest gift.
Chris and Mandi said…
Happy Birthday Kelly! Your gifts and flowers are beautiful. I hope you had a beautiful day too!
Heidi said…
Happy Birthday Kelly! I have to say a night at the temple sounds like a great way to spend it, however not so much Chili's- once I got food poisoning and can never eat there again! Sorry about the A/C unit. You and your hubby look so great!
Sierra and Joe said…
Happy Brithday Kelly!! What a cute picture of you two. I hope you had a great day!!
i love that picture! glad it was a successful day! you are the best.
Summer Adams said…
Ok, I'm a horrible friend!!!! I do not have my bday calendar, who knows where it is. So, I keep missing dear friends' bdays, like yours. I'm so sorry. But, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kelly is a doll for being so sweet. Sorry about your ac unit. I love your reasoning for calling that company, so funny. May it be another good year of life for you filled with creative ideas that we can all benefit from ;-) You rock! Love you tons!!!
~ Tina said…
got your message today... thx for our 'phone tag'!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photo of you and Kelly! That's super good of you, and totally cute how he's snuggling you! That should be on the cover of an album just of "couple stuff", and also in a beautiful little frame (I'd pick silver) on your nightstand.

That's .02 from ~ Tina today!
don't forget it's at least a b-day week! Cheers!
Autumn said…
My birthday is the 6th also! I'm so glad you had a great day! Sorry about the a/c though:(
Lonna said…
Happy Birthday. You look so fantastic. I love that picture of you and Kelly. I am glad that you were able to spend some time together and at the temple. I love Chili's especially the molton cake. That is too bad about the A/C. Ours went out too this week, however we didn't have to pay to fix it. Can you imagine the pioneers living without A/C? I know that I was complaining that we had to use just the fans for a day. I feel spoiled after reading this post.

I hope that you continue celebrating for the rest of the week. That is what Kim would do.
Megs said…
Happy Happy Birthday. Sounds like it was a perfect day. I am so glad you got to spend a night away with your husband. What are pod quizzes?
Madison said…
Happy Birthday, Aunt Kelly!

I didn't know it was your birthday, otherwise I'd have called. :( Sorry 'bout that. I love the photo of you and Uncle Kelly at the top.
Bobbi said…
Happy Birthday, Kelly! Sorry I am so late, it's been a busy week and I haven't checked blogs enough. The black and white picture of you and Kelly is great! It sounds like it was a nice day. I hope it is a wonderful year for you. And 45 sounds nice and young to me!
Julie said…
That picture of you and Kelly is so amazing! It is one you should frame for sure and put on your nightstand.
ninnies said…
Adele looks very beautiful in that picture! And that was extremely nice of her to do that.

You and dad look so cute in that picture. Sister Turner did an amazing job! =]

Love you!
RuthAnn said…
I'm glad you had a good Birthday! I hang my head down in shame though because I forgot your Birthday :(
Paige-that is the most adorable apron ever!!! and it is such a perfect present for Kelly the chef.

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