Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Thousand Splendid Apologies

As I posted yesterday to celebrate a birthday, I realized that I had forgotten a very special friends very special day. It was a while ago. I don't even know the date for sure. I do know that I even saw her on her birthday, took something from her, and didn't even acknowledge that she was special. What a totally lame friend I am! What did she think that day that I called her and said, "Can I come over and borrow that awful book on Afghanistan from you?" Did she think it was an excuse to visit her and bring her flowers and cookies and all sorts of treasures? Was she hoping to get a big hug and sweet card from her friend? Probably not, but what if?! Oh crap, I blew it. That's all I've got. I know she doesn't really care because she's still talking to me. Maybe someday I'll feel inspired to post all the wonderful things about her but now all I feel is remorse. So, sweet Sara, here are a thousand splendid apologies and the things I will offer you for my ineptness of remembering you on your birthday. This year, from me, you will get (and please don't count them):
  • A thousand chocolate chips, baked in cookies, or eaten raw in dough
  • A thousand belly laughs
  • A thousand empathetic nods
  • A thousand emails
  • A thousand thoughtful words of encouragement
  • A thousand cleaned dishes

2 comments:

Crystal said...

At least you realized that you forgot it. I don't even realize it most of the time. It's hard to remember my families birthdays let alone friends. Don't beat yourself, that's what Bill is for. hee hee!!!

By the way, when are you going to remove the stupid word verification? I did it for you on my blog. If you don't do it soon I may be tempted to go into your blog again and change it for you and maybe post something stupid just to annoy you. Oh wait, that's Bill's job too.

Sara said...

A thousand acceptances. Of course I couldn't let a little thing like that get in the way of our friendship. :-) One of my own sisters did nothing to remember my birthday, not even a call. But you know what? She really outdid herself last year. That's the beauty of birthdays...they just keep coming. Some years you're on and some years you're off, but there's always another chance to wish someone a happy birthday. Well, usually, I guess. And to me, it's a sign of a great friendship that you can forget each other's birthdays and it's no big deal. Anyway, thanks for the kind thoughts. I look forward to the thousand chocolate chips!