Friday, May 9, 2014

A Birthday Story

In honor of my birthday I am going to share a birthday story with y'all.  Many years ago, there was this lady at work who took pains to let all of us, but especially me, know when her birthday was.  Poor thing, she obviously mistook me for a responsible adult.
It was a milestone birthday for Winnifred and she wanted to make sure we didn't forget.  "Remember, my birthday is May 9th!" She reminded us often.
The morning of May 9th rolls around and I'm sitting in my office when I suddenly remember, "Oh shit! It's Winnifred's birthday today!"  So I quickly left the office, ran to the parking lot and drove to the nearby grocery store.
I bought everything that people would bring to a potluck birthday lunch.  I got cake and other sweets, a veggie tray and dip, potato chips and dip, tortilla chips and salsa, potato salad, macaroni salad, a selection of nuts, a selection of lunch meat, little rolls, a bag of lettuce, toothpicks to pick up the meat, plastic flatware, plates, napkins and some big plastic bowls for serving dishes.
I snuck everything back into the office and set up Winnifred's lunch in a room we don't usually use for potlucks.  I everyone came and then we called Winnifred over to celebrate her special day.  She was pleasantly surprised.  She thought it was brilliant of us to use a different room so she had no idea what was going on.
The names and dates have been changed to protect the innocent.  My name has not been changed because I'm not so innocent. So anyway, that's the time I single handedly catered a "potluck" birthday lunch.  And what do you know, not once did anyone ever question where all that food came from.

The Fine Print: These are some of my birthday cards.  That's all you get for now because believe it or not I have other things to do today besides blogging.  Shocking, I know!

14 comments:

vic said...

Happy birthday Hun you card is so sweet simply gorgeous!!

Vic xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Birthday, PJ!! Hope you've had a good day...loved the story :-)
LLJ xx

Sandy said...

Happy birthday.

Leslie Hanna said...

Happy Birfday! Oh, and if you'd like to cater MY birfday, I'll give you directions, and on the way you can stop at the high-end grocery store down the street.

Signed,
I'm not so responsible, either

Cherie said...

I hope you're having a spectacular birthday! Thanks for sharing such pretty cards today.

Cherie said...

I hope you're having a spectacular birthday! Thanks for sharing such pretty cards today.

MaryH said...

Big Happy Happy! Hope that the day was splendid, loved reading your post, and enjoying sharing the beautiful bday cards. Hope you can rest up over the wkend Hugs

Irish Cherokee said...

Today is your real princess day. How does it feel to be 21? HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS.

Irish Cherokee said...

Thought I forgat about the crads didn't you? Really nice cards.

Carol L said...

Well have a very happy birthday! If I lived closer, I'd be buying you all the food for a party, because you're a kind person to have done that on your own! I love all the cards, especially Cocoa Mouse! Love those enamel dots!

Squirrel x said...

Well this comment is in honour of your birthday too hun - wishing you a spectacularly happy one, may the birthday bunny deliver tons of presents and even more cake, especially if it is guaranteed allergy free. Have a super one, my favourite crazy lady. Hugs xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are a super hero for pulling that off and what a sweetheart to go to all that effort for Winnie!! Was Friday really your birthday? I never know with you! Happy Belated Birthday! It is now on my calendar so next year you can get a proper card for your special day!! Hugs, Darnell

Jessi Fogan said...

These are so fun - the cat photos crack me up. And catering a potluck single-handedly? That's pretty adult stuff right there, perhaps you are responsible after all. *gasp* what an insult! Happy Birthday, Princess Judy!!

butterfly said...

Lucky Winnifred to have someone like you around to do the hostessing and to foot the bill - I bet she appreciated the effort even if nobody else did!! My laughter muscles are hurting now, so I'm going to call it a day on the extremely enjoyable catching up... see you again (sooner this time!).
Alison xx