Saturday, February 11, 2012

Feliz Cumpleaños, Geraldo

Today is Jerry's birthday. I don't know exactly what the day has in store. I know it starts with a chocolatey chocolate-truffle pastry surprise I picked up yesterday evening from La Campana. I asked for the most chocolatey chocolate pastry they had. I then had it wrapped so it would stay fresh, snuck it into the house, and hid it away until morning.


We will eventually go downstairs to El Sanedrín for desayuno (breakfast) #2 of tostados and café con leche, which will probably really be desayuno #3 for Jerry, since, in addition to the chocolatey chocolate-truffle pastry, I'm sure he'll have had his Greek yogurt and fruit.



This afternoon we'll go for a walk together, perhaps, and enjoy some churros and chocolate. Unless of course this morning's chocolatey chocolate-truffle pastry makes that a chocolate overload. (But it's not likely.) However, Jerry did devour the remainder of a dark chocolate bar after dinner last night. And instead of lunch yesterday, I finished off a box of chocolate truffles. It's been that kind of week... especially for me.

I guess we'll have dinner out somewhere, since Jerry shouldn't have to cook on his birthday. We all know I won't be slaving in the kitchen.

Jerry and I stopped buying each other birthday gifts years ago. We buy what we want when we want it and, now, when we can afford it. Once we began to plan our move to Spain, we stopped buying just for the sake of buying. Even so, I looked around town for something special and couldn't come up with anything.

So today, a bit of chocolate will have to do. Along with my gratitude for this rich and wonderful life filled with joy, adventure, laughter, kindness, compassion, and love. In all my youthful dreaming, I never dreamed anyone as remarkable as Jerry.


THIS SONG SAYS IT ALL.

46 comments:

  1. I am sure today is going to be wonderful, because Jerry has you. I really like your last statement - what a great expression of love!

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    1. Jo:
      Thanks. It's been a really amazing romance.

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  2. Best wishes to Jerry! I'm sure his day will be terrific.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Well, per Jerry the chocolatey chocolate-truffle dessert was as good as promised. And desayuno #3 downstairs was a pleasure. So, Jerry is having a very happy day. Thanks!

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  3. Happy birthday to him, happy birthday to him, happy birthdy to ... well, you know the rest and you know the tune.

    Aged 13¾ years with how much experience?

    Happy birthday to him, happy birthday to him ...

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    1. The Owl Wood:
      13-3/4 in dog years. As for experience, he's a babe in the woods (but they've been clear-cut). Thanks to you from Jerry for the beautiful music.

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  4. Happy Birthday Jerry!
    You share a wonderful love and you expressed it so well Mitch.
    Have the happiest of days, both of you!

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  5. Very many happy returns to Jerry for today.

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    1. Raybeard:
      Jerry sends his thanks (and so do I).

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  6. Making me break my vow of not blogging on the weekend, how dare you! Or, how dare Jerry! I hate missing birthday posts.
    It sounds like you'll have a wonderful day filled with everything I'm trying to avoid eating these day.
    Happy Birthday Jerry!
    Mitch's Friend, m.

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    1. Mark:
      SORRY for making you break your vow. I thank you and Jerry thanks you! We may forego the churros y chocolate. I think Jerry OD'd this morning on that pastry.

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  7. Very Happy Birthday to Jerry. Sounds like a chocolatey day which has to be good. Have a nice day. :)

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    1. the cuby poet:
      Chocolatey (and antacid) day! Still good!

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  8. It sounds like Jerry's birthday is really a Salud de Chocolat.

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    1. Bob:
      Every day is a salute to chocolate! But we decided to forego the churros y chocolate. Too much of a good thing.

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  9. Happiest of Birthdays to Jerry! How lucky that I am not tempted by chocolate!

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    1. Kristi:
      And there is such a thing as a chocolate overdose. (Although I haven't yet hit it. Just taking a breather.)

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  10. I hope it's a very special day for both of you! Enjoy the chocolate indulgence!

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    1. Ms Sparrow:
      Thanks. It has been a very special day and will be a wonderful evening with friends.

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  11. Jerry's birthday...flip,flip...spin,spin...Tasmanian Devil twirl...there now I'm relaxed....All the best Jerr' baby...here's to all the chocolate anything you can devour on your special day...Smiles and Cheers for Jerry! That's from Ron...now from me....slurpie!LOL

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    1. Ron & Sophie:
      Hugs to you both and heartfelt thanks from Jerry (except for the slurpie, Sophie)!

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  12. Happy Birthday Jerry! You don't know me but if Mitchell says you're OK then you're OK! And he said it SO well too! All the best.
    Now with all that chocolate 'fuel', I can imagine the distance of your walk! lol

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    1. Jim:
      Actually, it was carb overload and he needed a nap! We're saving chocolate and churros for another day. Dinner is being brought over for us tonight! How nice is that?!? Jerry sends his thanks to you for the good wishes.

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  13. Many happy returns to Jerry.

    Got a bit of a sweet tooth hasn't he. :-D
    x

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    1. Chris:
      Jerry's got a mouthful of sweet "tooths"! But when it comes to chocolate, I'm even worse. He likes chocolate pastries; while I can eat a 1-pound box of chocolates in one pass.

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  14. Jerry's birthday! That truly is an occasion for joy. Happy Birthday to you, Jerry! Enjoy the chocolate. You know, Mitch, you are blessed. And so is Jerry!

    I hope this comment gets through, Blogger is being particularly irritating lately. I've been able to read but not comment. here's hoping ...

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    1. Judith:
      Sorry to take so long to let you know your comment DID get through. Just finished the final post on Jerry's birthday 2012. I agree that I am blessed -- and Jerry is, too, because his sister says I'm a saint! Thanks.

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  15. Happy Birthday Jerry! The best present you ever gave him consists of four letters: L.O.V.E.

    Hope Jerry is not in a choc-shock but I envy J in a way. ;-)

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    1. Peter:
      You are so right, Peter. And I am so grateful myself. As for the choc-shock -- no blood sugar problems for Jerry. I, on the other hand, will probably have to cut this out one of these days!

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  16. Happy Birthday to Jerry and many happy returns of the day.

    Bing and I don't get each other gifts usually, either. Like you, if we have a big want and we can afford it, we just buy it. Americans....

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    1. Maria:
      Jerry sends his thanks. Ah, conspicuous consumption -- those days are over!

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  17. Bappy hirthday! Dare to be different

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  18. I hope it was as perfect a day as the outline you proposed, Mitch. Happy Birthday, Jerry; you are one very blessed and loved man. x

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    1. Elizabeth:
      Just wrote the follow-up post. The day was even better than expected thanks to two very kind people! Jerry is definitely VERY loved!

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  19. May this new year be his best one yet.

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  20. I feel so guilty. I think that I am responsible for turning you on to chocolate con churros.
    Repent! stop eating the stuff...don't blame me for the extra pounds...on second thought...you go for all those walks and burn all the extra calories.
    saludos,
    raulito

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    1. Raulito:
      Don't feel guilty. We knew about churros y chocolate; you just gave us that extra little shove! Anyway, I haven't gained an ounce; I need churros y chocolate just to maintain my weight!

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  21. And, as my ex-mother in law would sing: "japi beibi tu ju, japi beibi tu ju, japi beibi diar Yerri, japi beibi tu ju"

    saludos,
    raulito

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  22. Starting a birthday with chocolate is the best!! I heartily approve! Love the photos!! So cute. Happy Birthday Jerry! Enjoy the day!

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  23. Jenners:
    Suddenly blogspot won't let me "reply" directly below your comment to your comment! I must have tired it out.

    Anyway, I figure starting and ending a birthday with chocolate... and practicing throughout the year... is the very best. Jerry was and still is cute! Thanks!

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  24. Sorry to have missed wishing Jerry a happy birthday. Hope you all had a wonderful day. Hugs. xox

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    1. Nubian:
      Jerry sends his thanks. It was an exceptional evening.

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