We have both taken the day off from work, as we are wont to do on birthdays. And it's up the birthday person to determine the specifics of the day. This year is slightly different, since he accidentally got the entire weekend off from work (long story, but who cares?), but it will be great I think.
Today he wants to go out to breakfast (once he gets up), then just relax and hang out at home. One of his big plans is to wash the car ... but his birthday, his plan. I baked a yellow cake with chocolate ganache at his request. and am getting ready to put stuffed peppers in the crock pot for our dinner.
Then tomorrow we will head to Baltimore to my niece Liz's for an overnight visit. We are staying at her house at her specific invitation - we usually stay at her sister's house. But we'll get to see everyone, and meet my one niece's boyfriend and his kids, who we've heard many good things about from everyone. They have planned a dinner birthday surprise, which should be fun and I am beyond certain he has no idea they will be doing anything at all.
Then we'll probably all go to brunch on Sunday morning before we head home.
So I think it should be an amazing weekend, and it will be a nice break for him not just for his birthday, but for a little fun break before the retail holiday crazy begins.
And no one deserves all of this more than he does.
So take a minute today if you will and raise a glass to The Tim for his birthday. And have a wonderful weekend!
At the original front door to the House of Seven Gables,
Salem Massachusetts (September 2016)