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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happy 35th B-day, Lynette!

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be...

Robert Browning 1812-1889

When I (Tom) was on-call last Thursday night, I had seen Lynette’s email responses to a yearly questionnaire sent by one of her college friends which basically asked different questions about what was going on in life and such. I got it into my head that throwing her a surprise birthday dinner party with some of her close friends would be really fun (since 2 of her questionnaire answers were that she enjoyed having birthday parties and that she had wanted to go to a local restaurant called “62 Main”). 8 of 12 emailed were able to attend. Today was actually very low key. When we woke up, we went out for a Bagel & coffee breakfast. This was followed by her going to the salon and having her hair cut (she had arranged that on her own weeks before), while I took Caedmon for a private 15 minute swim lesson in preparation for him moving into the next level of swim class where the moms do not get in the pool with the kids. Caedmon did awesome, by the way. Afterwards, he & I stopped at the florist and picked up a simple arrangement of fresh-cut flowers consisting mainly of a few roses and lilies. The afternoon was somewhat slow as we went out for pizza then returned home for Caedmon to take his usual nap, while we twiddled away the hours. As dinner-time approached, I told Lynette that I was taking her to 62 Main and that Amy & Ashley Hodge (our good friends & across the street neighbors) would be watching Caedmon while we were out. The restaurant was only 3 miles away from us, so it took no time in getting there. The dining room was on the 2nd floor. When we got to the top of the landing and entered the dining room, there they were... her friends from play group & MOPS yelling a great big “SURPRISE!”. I don’t recall that Lynette had much to say. She was quite in shock. I left her there in their care, also leaving for her a yet to be unwrapped present on the dinner table (a new 9.1 MegaPixel, 10x optical zoom, 28mm Leica wide-angle lens Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 digital camera - to replace the one I got her just a few years ago, the 5 Megapixel, 4x optical zoom Canon Powershot G5), to go back to pick up Caedmon and put him to bed. Turning 35 will be a great memory for her!

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