Monday, April 7, 2008

Signs of Spring...at my house...

What signals spring at your house? Seeing the first Robin Red Breast of the season? Flowers peeking up from the ground? Sunshine and blue skies? Well...not at my house....


This is my 60 year old husband, Garry. Yes, I know. He's still a 15 year old boy in his head. In every way, he's still a teenager. Sorry the pic is so blurry, but he's going fast! It's hard enough to get a pic at all when he's moving like he does. He's been down sick for the past three days. Cold, dizzy, heart pounding... but does that slow him down today? Nope....had to get on that bike.

This story is not quilty, but I think I'll tell it anyway since I'm still waiting for the next Orange Crush clue ... hehehehee Garry's birthday is in October. Last year he turned 60. Last March, some friends and I decided to throw him a big birthday bash since that bike he is riding in the picture was what I was getting him for his birthday. I have a friend, Brenda, who has a big pole barn and lives in the middle of nowhere. We sometimes, have game nights at her house, so it didn't seem too odd to Garry that we were going there on a Saturday afternoon last September. I did this a month early so that he'd still have some time to ride it before hunting season started here in Michigan. We arrived and loads of friends were there. We hung out for a while, played some games. And, then Garry's sister arrived. This totally thru him because he couldn't figure out how she found us. A few minutes later the guy from the dirtbike placed called my cell phone and told me he was two minutes away. A couple of Garry's riding buddies headed out to the road and met him with the bike. He backed it up to the pole barn as we all stood up and sang Happy Birthday to Garry. You should have seen his face. He couldn't figure out what was going on until Brenda handed him his boots and helmet that were hidden and I said to him.... "Garry, you want to come see if this bike fits you ok?" He started grinning and hasn't quit yet. I am known by the name of "Awesome Wife" by all his riding buddies, now. But their wives all wanted to know what they are suppose to do now? They seem to think they won't be able to live with their hubbys unless they top this. Garry had just told someone the week before that I could never get anything over on him. It was the best day! Nothing makes me happier than to see him smile. Sappy, ain't I? I can't say how much he means to me. This conspiracy took me a long time to plan....Garry says for me to do it again for his 70th birthday....ahahhaha

Well, that's my story for today. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and signs of spring are popping up or streaking by at your house too!

8 comments:

Carol Van Rooy said...

The signs of spring can cure any sickness... I suppose.

You wouldn't catch me dead on a dirtbike. I'm a scary passenger, always fearing I'm going to crash, ducking under bridges , I'd probably jump from the bike out of pure stupidity.

Maureen said...

He sure does look like he is going fast and having a good time. I bet his party was quite fun esp. after the bike arrived.

Amelia said...

You have got to take good care of a great husband. Sounds like you did with that big surprise. I am sure he can hardly wait for good weather and he can ride more times.

I think it would be fun...but only if you went real slow.


Amelia in Oklahoma

Gina said...

What a great story. I can understand why all the other hubbies are jealous.

love and hugs xxx

vtquilter said...

Great story and glad he is still enjoying his gift! I remember my brother teaching me to ride his when I was younger... good memories!

Regina said...

Love that story!!! Isn't it great when we can do those special things that keep a good feeling around for a long time!!!

Nathalie said...

What a wonderful thing to do for your husband. I would do the same. Vey nice of you to tell this story. Nathalie

Phyl said...

Great story:)...being sappy is a wonderful thing!

There is a robin couple that have built their nest on my porch...and I am soooo excited!

Hugs!