Yesterday I celebrated my birthday, and I do mean celebrated. It was a nonstop day of joy and fun and surprises and love. And cake. And yes, spanking!
My birthday week started when I came home on Sunday and found these waiting for me:
As impressive as the photo is, it doesn’t do proper justice to just how ginormous and beautiful this bouquet was. From my sweetheart, of course. ♥
Yesterday morning, I was up early and found copious quantities of greetings — on FetLife, on Facebook, in my email, on my phone. And of course, it wouldn’t be my birthday without a Wolfie Toon just for me, from my dear and talented friend Dave Wolfe:
I then got dressed and ready, very eagerly… because Steve was coming over! First time I was seeing him in a month, and on my actual birthday day? I was beside myself, as you can imagine. So good to see him. So, so, so good. He brought me a sweet little bouquet and a gift card; I hadn’t expected anything, knowing what he’s been going through lately, so these were special extras.
He loved the dress I was wearing, so wanted to get some photos before he made a complete bedraggled mess of me. 🙂 So here I am, acting all demure and sh*t:
Not quite so demure here, however:
But enough of this nonsense; it was time to get down to business. Which we did. If Steve’s hand had weakened during the past month, I certainly couldn’t tell. In honor of my birthday, I got to choose my implements. (Yo, Cane-iac! Three of ’em were yours!) However, in the thrill of seeing each other and playing again, we completely forgot to do the official birthday swat count. John’s comment, when I told him this later, was, “Do-over!” rolling eyes
He left around 3:30. But wait, there’s more!
I met Alex and SpankCake for dinner at Cheesecake Factory at 6:00. The three of us hadn’t been together since Shadow Lane, so it was great to see them and catch up — and on my birthday! I had chosen CF because I wanted their Chocolate Blackout Cake for my birthday cake. It is the platinum of chocolate cakes, with chocolate chips, chocolate frosting, and chopped almonds. But first, I had a healthy salad (which was so huge, I took some home).
Cake time with my girls! (we got lemon cake too, just for variety)
And presents, too. I love coffee, and I love coffee mugs — check out the one Alex gave me (filled with my morning coffee):
And for my sugar withdrawal after last night, she also gave me a little hair of the dog: two Godiva bars. 😀
SC’s gift requires a little setup — some of you know (especially those of you who follow me on Twitter) that I am a major Law & Order: SVU freak. And all of us #SVUDieHards are carrying on about tonight’s two-hour premiere of Season 17. So, SC got a pair of silky black PJs, and did some artwork on them. You’d have to know the show in order to get this, but trust me, it’s spot on. “In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered…”
As for the PJ bottoms… you know that famous L&O double chord? The one often referred to as “Dun-dun”? It could also be “Bum-bum,” couldn’t it?
Grumpy Cat (SC’s present from last year) approves. (Yes, I still have a wired mouse. Don’t judge me; I’m old.)
Anyway, after our usual five-hour chat marathon, we reluctantly said goodbye and I got home around 11:30. After a day so laden with excitement and treats, I was far too keyed up to even consider sleep. So I showered, caught up online, and then, while watching Conan, I ate every last bite of the leftover chocolate cake I’d brought home.
Back to reality — and the gym — today. But my cynical little heart is full to bursting. When the D monster comes to call, telling me how unloved and alone I am, I will pull up memories of Birthday 2015 and tell it to fuck off. Thank you, everyone. ♥