Friday, her birthday: I took leave and we went out to Ikea. She had fun messing with the things there, as I thought she would. Bought her a birthday toy snake. :) Err not too sure now whether that's a good idea (I am paranoid of snakes) as it started looking... well, rather snakey lying on the sofa at home. Had both lunch and dinner out, plus of course gave her lots of TLC. Heh.
Eh my birthday issit?
Saturday: The plan was dinner at a restaurant with my family. I'd made the booking weeks earlier and the cake was to be collected on the way to dinner. Fuss-free, yet things did not go well. Hubby went out drinking with his buddies. He wasn't back by evening and my increasingly-frantic phone calls went unanswered. After over an hour, and past the time we were supposed to leave, I was convinced something must have happened to him. Was wondering what to do... should I go without him? But I'd be so worried throughout. On the other hand, the guests would already be at the restaurant and I couldn't very well NOT go?
Eventually hubby called. Apparently the drinking venue was noisy and he didn't hear his phone ringing. It was late, it was raining and he was still pretty far away. He claimed to have forgotten we needed to collect the cake. Also that he thought dinner was later. Sigh. We started off immediately after he reached home. Traffic was heavy. What can I say... it wasn't a pleasant journey. We drove on the emergency lane, cut queues, made illegal turns. No way we were going to make it on time.
We finally arrived at the restaurant, with cake, 45mins late. Food was cooling on the table while everyone waited for us. This was not how I planned it! Sighh.
On the bright side, the strawberry millecrepe cake was yummy. Jo Ern was perfectly happy playing with her cousins. And it was a good thing hubby turned out safe. But I am not happy with him right now!