You may think "Why did he make you close your eyes for wrapped gifts?" but part of the gift was that table -- that space was previously occupied with all of my craft materials on the floor in front of that bookcase. He bought me a table, put it together, unmounted my bookshelf from the wall, put the table where the bookshelf was and shifted (and re-mounted) the bookshelf , and transferred my crafts from floor to table. It was an endeavor, and one he managed to pull together in a mere 8-hour work day! And that doesn't even include what's wrapped there on the table...
He took one off-hand comment of mine "man, it's nice doing today's list sitting at a table and not cross-legged on the floor!" and turned it into once of the sweetest thoughtful gifts ever.
Jordan also creates the most awesome cards for our occasions; this time it was a little card with the sweetest things anyone has ever written about me in it. No drawings like he normally does, just text, but it was probably the highlight. I am so lucky to have someone think so highly of me. I don't use the word "blessed" hardly ever, but sometimes that word comes to mind because "luck" doesn't actually have anything to do with it. It's not luck that brought us together, it was something like serendipity or just.. something unusual and wonderful.
I'll stop getting all mushy loveydovey now. :]
So then we all made tacos (best!) and ate cake (delicious!) and watched NYPD Blue (doubly best!) and then played Boggle.
It was the best birthday yet. It was nothing "special" but it was so special to me. It was my kind of special, my kind of a good time -- and pretty unexpected!
At any rate, life is good... I'm off to do my last list for 30 Days of List and go hunt down a wall I want to take a Polaroid of. Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!