Wednesday, April 01, 2009

my favourite fool

Today is my husband's 50th birthday. (throw me the jokes - we've heard them all...

In 3 days, we will have been married 17 years.

April makes me feel good. It's a month of rebirth for my part of the world - Spring is arriving, the garden is coming back to life, and we are starting to spend more time outside. It's a chance to celebrate the birth of a great guy. He came lock, stock and barrel with a large, close knit family, who made me feel like are part of them (mostly). And he melded perfectly with my not so large, slightly more standoffish family (with the exception of my French Canadian mother, whom one can never call standoffish, and he has dealt with her overly emotional state as well). We created a wonderful child who completed our own little family, and the three of us are an integral part of the larger family of his clan, my clan, and the friends that make up the bigger circle.

Tonight a great friend is coming for dinner to surprise him, with a special bottle of wine - I'm making one of his favourite weekday meals (one I can make with the time constraints of a Wednesday), and we'll have a little celebration. There will also be a family thing, probably on the weekend, but I'm having to force this on him. He'd rather not, but he's too chicken to say that to his mom.

When time and money are a better match, I will take this man to Vegas for a long weekend. It's one of our choice destinations, and one we try to get to every now and then. In the meantime, we will be very low key for both birthday and anniversary. He'd rather celebrate with a few good friends over a fine dinner, so that's what we'll do. One concession he will have to make - what he thinks will be a dinner for four, will actually be dinner for six, when a couple of close friends who live in Calgary come out to Ontario later in the month. The three guys all went to Queen's University together, so this will be one surprise that he will forgive me for.

8 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

My dad'd bday is Saturday. Yay for the Aries of the world!

Needles said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. curlerchick! Its my mom's Birthday too. Nothing is sweeter than an April Fool's baby.

Kristyn said...

Happy birthday to Mr Curlerchick and happy anniversary to both of you!

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Curlerchick. It sounds as if you are going to have lots of fun/parties in the next little while.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful husband.

(And I just found out yet one more thing we have in common -- Las Vegas as a choice destination. The funny thing is, we don't gamble. We just like how compact everything is, with all the shows and restaurants in such a small area.)

deirdre said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Curlerchik, Happy Anniversary to you both, and guess what? My mom is French-Canadian, too...

I swear we are related or something

Anonymous said...

Hi--How refreshing to hear such an endorsement of husband, family etc. Congratulations to have such a wonderful husband and he's lucky that he has a wife who is so "into" him. May I suggest a few things in Las Vegas--not on the strip? GailKnits is a lovely yarn shop quite far west of the strip.
Also the Valley of Fire is a great drive and an even better hike through great outcroppings of red rock. The light and colour changes through the day. For the adventuresome motorcycles can be rented in Las Vegas. Lake Mead is also a great stop with a nice restaurant on the shores. Mount Charles is a good ride, and even Area 51 is interesting although not much to look at. Now you'll tell me you've been there 12 times and I don't need to give you the tourist talk. Enjoy.
Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario

AlisonH said...

Happy birthday a few days late to the young'un. (I beat him by four months. It's still a shock to have a 5 in the tens column in reference to anything to do with me.)