Now, when you have a mother like mine, who pretty much has everything that she ever wanted, needed or hoped for, what do you do/give for a birthday like that?
Well... a trip and fireworks.
Since my brother will be cooking a gourmet meal for all of us - and my mother isn't permitted to know about this - we're going to be going on a trip to Castle Neuschwanstein. I have managed to book us on a tour at the right hour and the right day! Which isn't easy, because we're in the middle of Pentecost school holidays, and the castle's going to be packed.
And then I had this idea: my mother *loves* fireworks. So why not give her one for her birthday?
So this morning I organized the permission to fire off fireworks outside of the season (New Year's Eve), and was starting to place the order for the actual material. And didn't get the code that I needed to place the order! You see, you can only place the order when you have a special code, provided by the online shop and only available if you've sent them a copy of the permission. Which I had. So I called them up, told them my story ("I need this stuff like, right *NOW*!" *whine*), and what do you know? They're going to send it out special like. So it should get here in good time on Friday!
Now, all we need is to go to the photographer's on Friday morning, have a nice pic taken of Cilli and me, have it printed, matted and framed, then wrapped, and we're all set! ^___^
I'm *soooo* cool!