You all know I have been feeling down. :P
Well, last Friday I was feeling pretty low. Ugh.
Daminika told me that morning that Emily wanted to take her shopping for my birthday, and I just shrugged. Sure, go ahead.
I didn't exactly like being reminded that I would be a year older in a week.
So she left that morning, and I just waved goodbye with a solemn, low face, feeling 'Ehhh'.
Then I decided to try and make the most of this slow, dull day.
I skipped into my bedroom, where Felicity was doing hair and makeup, having just taken a shower.
"Hey, are people coming over tonight? Can I have an excuse for doing my makeup?"
She looks at me a little sheepish. "I don't know. I'm gonna go hang at Kaysha's for a bit."
"What?!" I was pretty upset. "Everyone is leaving me today! Why am I even alive?"
"I'm sorry." She said, looking a little ashamed. "Maybe people will come over later."
"I don't want people to come over. I want to go somewhere." I wasn't exactly being cooperative. "I'm sick of this house."
She tried to talk to me, but I just picked up my housecoat and slammed the door behind me, feeling pretty alone.
I admit crying in the shower, my emotions all in a jumble, and I wanted to crawl back in bed and start this day over.
None of this was helping my depression one bit. Ugh.
When I got out of the shower, I saw that Felicity was gone, and I cried a little bit again, wishing she had had the decency to invite me along.
I needed to get out.
After doing my hair and makeup, I went to the living room, to find that Chancy was leaving, too, to go visit his cousin's.
"So long, fair weather, friend." I thought as I watched him walk to the waiting truckload of boys.
'You'd think I had the measles the way everyone is avoiding me.'
Even Liberty and her friend seemed to be trying to stay away from me.
I kind of just sat around the rest of the day, staring out the window, and played a little piano, trying to pass the time.
Then I got a text from Felicity:
'You got your wish, sugar-plum! We are all invited over to Kaysha and Roger's after supper instead of Family Night.'
Oh, goodie! She told me to let Chancy and Daminika know, but I told her they weren't home, and she said, 'Oh? Well, text them.' (as if she didn't know)
I did, and Daminika acted all excited, being her easily riled self. (ACTING is right)
Then I wandered around the house again, trying to figure out the meaning of my existence. ;)
Emily dropped Daminika a little while before supper, but she walked in and sat on her phone, ignoring me.
Well, if that's the way you want it. I won't talk to you, either.
Then Felicity came home, too, and we ate supper, did the dishes and went to out room to get ready.
On the drive over, it dawned on me that Felicity must have told Kaysha about my silly little fit.
'Did Kaysha invite everyone over because of me?'
I thought so. Leave it to big sister to try to make me feel better. (If I only knew)
When we got there, Felicity certainly took her jolly time getting out of the rig, and I was getting pretty impatient.
When we got to the door, she turned the knob, then gave it a gentle kick.
I stood there staring in, heard a loud 'Surprise!' and tried to figure out just why Shiloh was at Kaysha and Roger's. And Kirsten...Oh, it's a party! For me!
Frank Sinatra was playing loudly, people were grinning at me, and I felt like I was going to burst into sobs, so I kind of just stood there with a huge grin and covered my mouth with my hands.
Kirsten was bouncing around me, and so was Emily, but I had to sit down because I suddenly felt very dizzy.
They had done all this for me!
They actually cared!
The thought made me want to cry again, so I followed the girls into the room, and they excitedly showed me all the decorations and food.
'Look, decaf coffee! Just for you!'
'Molasses cookies!' (my favorite! Emily, you're a doll!)
It was an awesome night and I never felt so special!
Now things made sense.
Chancy left to hang out with Laban and Shiloh before the party, Daminika and Emily really did go shopping, but then went down to Kaysha's to decorate.
Liberty and Damara knew and were avoiding me so they wouldn't let something slip.
I felt pretty foolish for getting upset. LOL
Everyone did such a great job of keeping the secret, and I never once suspected.
Thank you, everyone for making me feel so wonderfully loved!
(These pics are from Daminika's cell)
This doll drove all the way down here just for the party.
It was also all her idea, knowing I was down.
Isn't she sweet? <3
I'm still a little flustered in this pic. Excuse the strange expression. ;)
Daminika, being the sweet thing she is, bought me a Coke.
My favorite pop. <3
This punch was sooooo good! <3
The boys. I just love them all! *great big hugs*
It was interesting watching them try to drink coffee from a tea cup!
My gift from Kirsten! :D
Sooo excited about this one!
Because she knows I like to pamper myself....
Shower items from Felicity Dear! ;P :D
This beautiful gift is from sweet Emily Sue <3
Isn't the prettiest thing you've ever seen?
I feel so dainty when wearing it.
Thank you, Emily!
Yes, I have a thing for necklaces, and they know it. ;)
This is from Daminika, along with a Coca-Cola and a super cute shirt
that I never got a picture of....So sorry
Isn't it cute? It's now my 'go-to' necklace.
The one from Emily is to be saved for special occasions. :D
Expensive chocolates from Rusty and Shanoah.
I am not a chocolate person but these are SOOOO good.
For some reason I don't have a picture of my gifts from Marissa?
But she gave me some lotion (LOVE it and use it everyday) and a sweet smelling candle.
Marita was a doll and gave $20 to spend on myself.
It was a wonderful surprise and I want to thank you all for doing it!