As the seasons change from summer to fall, we always anticipate Marie’s birthday being an autumn-themed event as we roll into the holiday season here at the store.
This year was no exception, as I brought in a potted, fall bouquet for Marie, complete with scarecrows (or voodoo dolls, as we call them around here), a balloon, and an ornate Happy Birthday card, with a removable wooden wreath decoration.
It was quite a surprise to Marie this year, since her birthday fell on a Sunday (October 26), that we were honoring her on Friday (October 24). It isn’t very often that we are truly able to surprise her with a birthday celebration, since, after all, it comes every year at the same time. But, because of staggered days off between her and me, she didn’t know what to expect, and the look on her face was priceless when I rang the doorbell that morning!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Marie, and enjoy your extra Sunday celebration at home with Rusty and the pups.