Happy Birthday, Bob!

Today is my husband's birthday.  I'm re-posting my birthday love note to him from last year, because these are still some of my favorite things about him. 
I made him brownies for breakfast.  

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Today is my husband's birthday. 

Last year, I wrote him a limerick; this year, he wanted another one.  I told him limericks are intense, time-consuming, brain-racking work, and the laundry was really backed up this week.  (Besides, I had another idea.)

He said OK. 

I directed him to last year's limerick (CLICK HERE) , which he may or may not look at.  He doesn't really like re-runs.

This year, I wanted to write something else.  

A Baker's Dozen Reasons Why I Love the Birthday Boy. 

1. He's OK with not getting a second birthday limerick.

2.  He washes my car.  Regularly.  Shines the tires and everything.  He claims it runs better when it's clean. 

3.  He's tender and kind with people over 80, particularly our parents and the Bingo crowd at Southland Suites. 

4.  In the Trent/Smalley personality test, he's a Golden Retriever.  Which means he's easy-going, dependable, loyal, and humorous.  All wonderful traits.  He's actually better than a Golden Retriever because he doesn't eat off the floor or poop in the yard.

5.  He's a patriotic guy who loved serving in the Air Force.  During his active duty years, when he had a day off, my father always asked him who was protecting the country.

6.  He wells up watching Extreme Makeover and Secret Millionaire.  When the big reveal comes at the end of the show...oh my.  We both start blinking.  There's something beautiful about tears in a man's eyes.

7.  He can make up stuff faster than anyone I know.  When our daughter was about 10, she wanted to know why urine is always yellow.  My husband replied that urine is waste, so the good things our body needs from the food we eat aren't yellow, but other colors.  Like purple.
"So vitamins are purple?" our daughter wondered.
"Yep," he said.

8.  He's an advocate kind of boss.  As a manager, he's the first to offer words of encouragement to his peeps.  He helps employees advance and succeed.  This makes me very proud.

9.  He can chop up any member of the gourd family that I bring home.  Acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, or pumpkin.  He has wrists of steel.

10.  He's generous.  He's not stingy about money or stuff.  In fact, he sometimes offers up resources we don't even have.  How sweet is that.

11.  He supports everything I ever want to do.  From challenging the county school board to making copious misshapen, fairly useless pottery bowls in art class. 

12.  He brings me chocolate, even when I tell him not to. 

13.  He still makes me laugh.  He always has, but after 33  35 almost 37 years of marriage, that is still a wonderful blessing.

Happy birthday, good guy husband!  I hope your day is wonderful!

you know who  


Dana said...

Happy birthday to Bob!

I loved reading this, mare. What a funny, heartwarming tribute. :)

Mari said...

What a guy! Happy Birthday Bob!
My hubby is a Bob too - they're just good guys. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday Bob! sandie

Cindy Dwyer said...

Such a sweet post. Hope he had a great day.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Bob!

Lilly Forever! said...

What a loving salute to your hubby! I know he must have enjoyed a wonderful birthday!

Marianne said...

What a guy! Happy birthday to a fellow Leo!

Rita said...

He sounds like he is perfect for you!! How can you not love a guy who doesn't poop in the yard. ;) Happy birthday, Bob!! And many more. :)

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

It is great that you are still together and happy after so many years, so did he have a great birthday he sounds like a great guy you are lucky great guys are often hard to find......

Marie said...

Happy Birthday Bob! I just love this post! It's full of LOVE! I have to tell you, my hubby and your hubby have a bit in common. Mine would Love brownies for breakfast! Funny thing, I have always told my husband that the cars drive better when they're clean. LOL

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to your hubs!

Danielle L Zecher said...

Happy belated birthday to your husband. You're so right about tears in a man's eyes. My husband isn't afraid to tear up either, and I love that.

Melanie said...

And he's not too shabby to look at either! That pic of him in his uniform? Geez! A man in uniform! He sounds like an absolute gem and you two together must be a force to reckon with! What a lucky couple you are to have one another. He sounds a lot like how I've always described my husband (I guess until recently). Great qualities in a MAN!

Farida said...

Blessed birthday to your husband! You are both a blessing to each other, I am sure :D

Lynn Proctor said...

awww so sweet--he does sound like a really really good guy--belated happy birthday to him :)

Jerralea said...

You gotta love a guy with wrists of steel who protects the country and supports everything you want to do! Happy birthday to your hubby and good job on your tribute!

Emmy said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! He sounds like a wonderful guy. And yes there is something wonderful about a man who is sensitive enough to cry but can also always make you laugh

Tamera Brose said...

re #4 He probably doesn't drink from the toilet either. re #9 How about Hubbard squash? He sounds like a wonderful man and then kind of guy you deserve.

Funny in My Mind said...

That is a fantastic photo of the 2 of you!
Happy belated birthday to your amazing husband.
You really thought of some neat ways to say thank you to him, I may steal that idea next year.