Jeremy asked me if I would make a dinner for Ranee's birthday and plan a little party. I of course said: YES. I love this kind of stuff. He also asked me if Ranee had mentioned anything that she wanted for her birthday...she had...but it wasn't really something you could actually give her. Ranee said she wanted a Mexican for her birthday. You see, for some time now she has been wanting to put new flooring in her downstairs and redecorate her family room. Since it hadn't happened she wanted to hire someone who she knew would do it right.
Someone who wouldn't take months to do it. Someone who was a hard worker and a perfectionist. Ranee's first thought was to hire a Mexican. Her explanation when we looked at her like she might be crazy was that she needed a hard worker (this is the part where some stupid person would think we were racist but the list of qualifications she was looking for are all positive things). So, long story short. There wasn't money in the budget to hire a Mexican to do all the work she needed done so the whole family volunteered to be her hard workers. To let her know we were all willing to help we had our fiesta. I thought we could all wear name tags with Spanish names and wanted to make them sound like our real names. Although I did take 2 years of Spanish in high school I didn't retain much. So, I took our names and added "ito" to the end. We were all cracking up at how I thought adding "ito" to the end some how made it sound more Spanish. But it does don't you think? Go ahead say your name with a Spanish accent and add "ito" to the end. It may not sound Spanish but it made you laugh didn't it? That was pretty much the whole point of the party!
It was one of these moments....
But any way. Ranee got her wish. There is a new couch in the family room. It has been painted and wains coating has been put up. There is a new fan/light up on the ceiling and the flooring is has been picked up and is all that is left to do. Ranee taught us all a very valuable lesson with her birthday wish. Even if you ask for something that you think you won't get you just may...Kind of like the scriptures say: "Ask and you shall receive..."...Not that we have helped. She did all the painting...and most everything else. But she got her wish to get it done. And we volunteered to help she just didn't take us up on it. I guess she didn't think we would have done as good of a job as if she had gotten a Mexican to help and she is probably right.
Happy 40th Ranee. :)