Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Pizza Delivery Dude. And A Birthday.

At about 5:30 pm Monday evening, the Pizza Delivery Dude (why yes, he is related to the College Dude—why do you ask?) showed up at our front porch. Sarah and Snowy were all agog. (Is it possible to be just plain “agog” or does one always have to be “all agog?” Hmmm.)

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The Pizza Delivery Dude did his best imitation of a Pizza Delivery Dude on a Pizza Delivery Dude TV commercial. Would you buy a used car from this man? (A used car, maybe. Definitely not a used pizza.)

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We invited the Pizza Delivery Dude inside where it appeared that a birthday celebration was about to commence.

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And commence it did.

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The Pizza Deliver Dude happened to bring with him a lovely (and expensive) card to give to the Birthday Daughter.

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The Birthday Daughter (wearing the obligatory Birthday Hat) blew out birthday candles. (On a cake that was not home made, considering the fact that the Wife of the Pizza Delivery Dude and the One and Only Mother of the Birthday Daughter had spent the whole day on the road getting to and from the office of the Plastic Surgeon Dude.

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The Birthday Daughter opened gifts.

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And smiled a Birthday Daughter Smile.

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She flung tissue paper hither. Not to mention thither.

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Here she is in the process of saying, “Yesssss!” after opening one of two CD’s she got by one of her favorite artists, “Owl City.”

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She posed with the Pizza Delivery Dude.

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And was even the recipient of a Pizza Delivery Dude Birthday Kiss.

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A Good Time was had by all.

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In non birthday news, my visit with the surgeon went fairly well. The highlight of the visit was when he told me that I could switch to a more comfortable bra, even though I still had to wear it 24-hours a day. I felt like I’d been presented with a “get of out jail free” card. Ahhhh.

And? I got to take a shower when I got home. Yee-haw!

I have to go back again next Monday for yet another visit and to have some stitches removed. I also have a couple things I need to discuss with him.

All in all, the recovery has been so much less difficult than the mastectomy; I was back on my bike within a week of the surgery and feeling just about normal. The only problem I’m having now is getting my sleep cycle reconfigured. When I got off the pain meds (after only six days), I started having a lot of trouble sleeping at night and then had several nights full of nightmares. Very strange reaction. I’m still working on getting all that squared away but all, in all, I’m feeling fairly okay. (Except for what seems to be yet another midlife crisis. How many is one allowed to have?)

And now? Now, it’s time to take Snowy to the van and go pick up a certain young lady from HIGH SCHOOL! Can you believe Sarah is in High School?

Me either.

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Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Happy...Happy...Birthday to sweet...sweet Sarah!

What a blessing.

And, your pizza guy...looks pretty handsome! :-)

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Ann Martin said...

So glad to hear things are better today for you. Hope Sarah enjoyed her first day of High School!!!! We got a new printer/copier at church and I have spent 3 hours training with the lady on how to use it. It does EVERYTHING. The color is beautiful and we will use it some. Now to just remember what she told me until next week when I do the bulletin. Have a great afternoon and evening.

leeanne said...

Hey Becky ~ I'm really glad that you are feeling better and that this recovery is going so well. Yay!! That birthday celebration looks like lots of fun.....happy, happy birthday High School Girl!!

Redeemed1 said...

I love the birthday "hat" - too cute!

Sheri Hawley said...

Hi Dear Becky,

Glad your recovery is going a bit better this time. Sorry to hear about the nightmares, though. Pain meds have so many extra effects don't they? I tried to comment on Sarah's wall - Please give her birthday greetings and salutations from all the Hawley clan. Her personal miracle of life is one that always encourages us too! What a joy to mark it with her. Love you guys.