Worlds collide

December 22, 2012

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I thought something was up several weeks ago when my husband, Roger, said to me, “I want you to do something to make you feel good about yourself. Why don’t you make a list of all of your friends?”

So I did and I showed it to him. See? I have friends in the computer and friends not in the computer and friends who exist in both places.

Then my sneaky husband colluded with my sneaky sister, my sneaky mom and a sneaky friend to throw me a sneaky surprise party.

Roger and I had just finished having a romantic dinner downtown and were discussion our after-dinner options. We’d decided on going home to watch a movie on demand. On the way to the car, Roger casually asked if I wanted to step into the dueling piano bar that was straight ahead, just past our car. I shrugged and said, “Sure,”* thinking I’d love to sing a little song, dance a little dance and drink a little drink before we turned in for the night.

When we walked into the door of the venue, I saw a slew of familiar faces. People from my family (Mom and Dad in a bar I was too old for!). My entire Vino Support Group. My local blogging friends, an ALI blogging friend. A friend from a job long past, a yoga friend, a friend from my meditation class. It was like basking in 360 degrees (arc, not heat) of love, accompanied by music from all my decades. All my worlds colliding in such a celebratory way

As you can see, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.


Even though this isn’t a perfect moment post (those will go up on December 31 — get yours ready), I had so many perfect moments that night and into the next day as I daydreamed about My Special Night.

I can’t wait ’til the next milestone.

But I will.

* What would have happened if I’d said, “Nah…I’m tired”?

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

magpie December 22, 2012 at 9:41 am

That’s lovely! Well done, Roger.


Battynurse December 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

How absolutely fabulous! Sounds like fantastic fun. You have a good guy and he did well!


Kat Meller December 22, 2012 at 10:51 am

Looks like you all have a wonderful time. Well Done Mr. Roger!


Ellen Dolgen December 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

So sweet! Love that he had you make a list of your friends so that you feel good….great concept!


Carol (middle-aged-diva) December 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm

What a dreamy guy!


Jennifer Comet Wagner December 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Wow. Your husband wins husband of the year award. Such a great idea.


a December 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Awesome! Happy Birthday – what a great idea!!! It looks like you had a fantastic time…


Stephanie December 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

What a lovely, sweet surprise! This post made me smile.


Mel December 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm

That is so so so awesome. Love that he did that for you.


shannon2818 December 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm

That’s so fun!


Still Blonde after all these YEARS December 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

You didn’t know? WOw, he’s a man with a plan who can keep a secret!


Baby Smiling In Back Seat December 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

You rock. Quite literally.


luna December 23, 2012 at 12:22 am

love love love that they did this! such a happy 50th!


Haralee December 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Happy Birthday. what a great surprise!


andy December 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I’m getting caught up on all my bloggy reading… this made me smile! What a wonderful suprise!


Kathy December 28, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Roger rocks and so do you! What an awesome thing to do for you in honor of turning 50! Those pictures are so fun and you look like you were having a blast! How cool that you two swing dance together! I LOVE swing dancing and used to do it every Tuesday night at a local bar on campus when I was in grad school, but haven’t done it in a long time. Anyway, happy birthday to you and I am so glad that you had such a wonderful night celebrating with your loved ones! Wish I could have been there too! xoxo


Seriously?! December 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

This is fantastic!!!!!! Looks like you had quite the bash…and well-deserved of course!


m. January 4, 2013 at 8:03 am

Can’t believe I’m so late to the game here – what a wonderfully cool hubby you have. What a great idea. Of course you were surrounded by love, because sometimes we actually do get what we give.



Elena January 10, 2013 at 8:12 pm

So fun! What a fabulous team of sneaks to plan such a great surprise!


Tammy and Parker January 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

Such a great thing for your hubby to do! He’s a keeper!


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