SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Monday, February 18, 2013
I have been following a new diet lately where I gave up sugar, salt and root vegetables. I have been doing well on this diet, and so far I have lost 6 pounds. Today was my birthday.
I went to church this morning and some friends asked me what I was doing later. I told them I was just going to go home and relax and enjoy the rest of the day. They told me that they were going home to do some housecleaning, as they had gone out last night. They asked me if I was going to be home later, as Jay had something she wanted to drop off for me. I said yes, so they said they would stop by around 5:00 P.M. They called me and asked if I was home, and said they were on their way. When they got there I said I would meet them at the door. When I went down the hall to the door I saw my friends and their 4 kids as well as 3 other couples from church come in. They brought me a birthday cake and flowers and cards. I cried when I saw them all. I had no idea they were going to do that. One couple had been going out to a show for the evening, but they changed their plans so they could come over and wish me a happy birthday. After cake and coffee (yes, I ate cake) everyone was ready to leave and the couple with the kids asked me if I had eaten supper yet, and when I said no, they said they were taking me out to supper. They took me to a Chinese restaurant. I'm afraid my diet took a beating today. However, I learned one thing about it. I haven't eaten sugar for the last two weeks, and I have felt good. i didn't miss the sugar. Today after eating that cake and some of that Chinese food, my body just doesn't feel as good. I am going back on that plan tomorrow. I hope I haven't done too much damage. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends.