Monday, December 01, 2008

Birthday Girl--*Updated*

Happy Birthday to my Susan. I took the day off work and are planning on driving 2.5 hours (one way) to take Susan out for a surprise birthday lunch. She has no idea I am driving out to take her to lunch, so it's going to be a great surprise. I feel bad for Susan because she has to work all day and then has an evening class, so it's not really going to be a fun birthday for her. I am hoping that our surprise lunch will make things a little better and more like a birthday for her.

Since Susan would kill me if I put her age on here, I am calling this her 21st birthday. So here are 21 things about her:

1. I love how when we hold hands she puts her other hand on top of mine.

2. She loves all kinds of music except country. Every time I pull out a CD that I have made her first question is, "Is there any country on it?"

3. Her favorite Christmas movie is It's a Wonderful Life.

4. Her favorite channel is Turner Classic Movies.

5. She does not like snow or winter.

6. She claims she doesn't have any pets, but there is a neighborhood cat and dog that come by several times a day to be fed. She feeds the dog (who she has named Winn Dixie) hot dogs and she feeds the cat chicken. The dog has even started bringing other dogs with him.

7. She is the most beautiful woman; inside and out.

8. She is a wonderful aunt and allowed her 12 year old nephew to have the TV on the entire weekend to Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel.

9. She is really smart.

10. She loves it when I tell her stories; whether made up or real ones.

11. She spoils my pets and loves them about as much as I do.

12. When she was growing up she had a horse names Princess that she would ride everyday.

13. She has one of the best work ethics of anyone I know.

14. Her Mom is her best friend.

15. She feels naked if she is not wearing earnings.

16. She loves movies and TV shows that have a prison theme.

17. She is happiest when she is home.

18. She loves chocolate and pizza.

19. She once bought an old church and lived in it for 2 years.

20. She loves everything British.

21. She has the best laugh and I love it when I make her laugh so hard she can't stop.

A year ago today I was feeling completely lost in the world and had no idea where my life was going. Four months ago Susan came into my life and everything makes sense now. I really don't know how I managed 35 years without her, but now that she is here I never want to let her go.

I love you Susan and I really hope this is your best birthday yet.

Updated 4:25pm:
It took me 2 1/2 hours to get to where Susan works (which BTW, is literally in the middle of nowhere) and I only got to spend 45 minutes with her, but it was worth it when she leaned over and kissed me and said, "This has been my best birthday ever."


miravision said...

Happy Birthday Susan!!!

amy h said...

Happy birthday to Susan!

jenmaree said...

Happy Birthday to Susan! Have a nice lunch.

Lynilu said...


I like your list. Makes me like Susan. But I have to say, I think you picked 21 so you didn't have to write 28 things about her. Oops! I gave it away! Sorry, Susan!

Hope you both have a fun lunch!

Renaissance Woman said...

Happy Birthday Susan!

MJ said...

Happy Birthday Susan

I'm glad you got to spend 45 minutes with your girl.

Sonya said...

Awww... how sweet of you! Happy Birthday to Susan!

I'm really curious where she lives. Not because I need to know where she lives... LOL But because if you are driving a couple hours north of where you live... you've got to be getting pretty darn close to where I live.

Caroline said...

sonya--i don't want to say on here exactly where she lives, but she is close enough to NE that she goes to school in Peru, NE. Email me ( and I will tell you exactly where she lives.

Monogram Queen said...

AWESOME! Happy Belated Birthday dear Susan and thank you for making my dear Caroline so happy!