I had the best birthday morning surprise yesterday…but before I tell you about it, I need to give you a play-by-play of the night before so you can totally appreciate the surprise like I did.
11:00 PM Armando and I are on our computers, studying and researching, respectively. Armando looks exhausted from his schedule of working full-time and doing his MBA. He’s had no break in the last while and it shows.
12:01 AM – I walk over and hover over him and his computer. He seems confused. I give him a look. He thinks it’s that look of, “You’re suppose to be studying so why do I see Facebook up on your screen?” But before he goes into his full explanation of just being temporarily distracted, I shake my head to let him know that he misread my look and I point to the clock on his computer. He jumps up with a huge “Happy Birthday!”, a big hug, tons of kisses and his excuse that he was going to surprise me at midnight with a big birthday cheer but had gotten temporarily distracted.
12:05 AM – We are back on our computers.
12:30 AM – Armando’s fever that he’s been trying to fight over the last couple of days returns so he jumps in the shower to get refreshed so he can continue studying Corporate Finance. He asks if I’m going to bed and I reply, “Soon”.
12:45 AM – Armando questions why I’m still up. I explain that I’m just trying to find a legit apartment for our Paris trip. He tells me to give it a break as I have been researching all night. I agree and close my laptop, start walking to the bedroom and then have a change of heart as I turn back and open up my computer to check out one more option. Armando continues to tell me that I should get some sleep as I ignore him, googling away.
1:15 AM – I finally head to bed while my sick Armando continues to study.
3:00 AM – I am briefly awoken as Armando finally joins me in bed after he’s reached his breaking point of looking at numbers and equations.
8:00 AM – I am startled awake to a very loud version of “Happy Birthday” playing in the living room. I am confused. Armando’s not in bed? Where is he? At that moment, he walks in with a birthday bag in hand. As I look inside I see a birthday cake. But not just any birthday cake. It was a birthday cake that Armando baked for me after I went to sleep last night. My tired, overworked, sick husband baked me a birthday cake in the middle of the night while I was sleeping!! And, because we are trying to eat healthy, he pointed out all the healthy considerations he made when creating my cake. He made a carrot cake. He added fresh sliced apples. He omitted the icing. We won’t mention though, the less than healthy aspects of a cake mix that you get from a box 🙂
And as we cut into the pie-shaped cake (he had to use a pie pan because we didn’t have a cake pan) and ate it for breakfast, it was the most delicious, sweetest gift he could have ever given me!