Friday, 15 February 2008

WHAT 'DONNA' WANTS

'Donna'(woman), she reckons herself. "I think I'll "waive" my attempts to stand for Venus! To embody her being is enigmatic. This goddess' kind has all the power to turn ambivalence to their advantage. They are sometimes vicious or so I think." she started. "You see, I can't even understand what I have just said"! as she heartily laughed typing her thoughts.


Weeks before she'll turn 34, she told her husband, "No celebration, no gifts, no food. Just a quiet night with all my boys!". Which her husband readily submitted to thinking it would be too tiring for his wife to do the "usual". Usual as in inviting friends and family. One thing she lived up with having a birthday that falls on Valentines Day, everyone remembers. "Besides, I'm getting old. Its no longer fun adding the numbers", she convinced herself.

Her big day came and the husband went to work. NO "Happy birthday Hon!" NOT even a text message of "Happy Heart's Day" for her. "Oh, he is up to something", she tried to think as an excuse. Ten o'clock, lunch break and the phone never rang. " I said no celebration, not totally forget about it!", she told herself with her eyebrows now crooked.
The door opened and the husband came. "Look! He has nothing, not even a single rose!", in her mind the voices spoke. Still no greeting but the husband asked, "Adu ba nag-greet kenka?(Were there a lot who greeted you). She said yes and told him about her Daddy's phone call. She added, "Dad had pinikpikan and pancit. You know, a simple Valentines feast for them ". The husband answered, "You really are special to Dad. He cooked those for you!"
Earlier that day her sister said she'll be coming over. "Good, she'll babysit so we could go with our original plan a month ago. If someone will stay with the kids we'll dine out." she gladly thought. Then her other sister called to greet but was upset because her kids were sick. "Maybe it would be better if Ica goes to you, you need her more for help", she told her other sister. So, dinner for two was crossed out.
4 PM, 5 PM, 6PM, 7PM...She's counting the time. "Naah-ah, he took my words for it. Oh well, its what I asked for.", she now succumbed her defeat. She then started to cook for dinner but the husband said, "I thought we're ordering pizza?"... She saw light and rays of hope! "Yeah, brilliant! Had that almost two months ago. Now, I'm craving for it.", as the voices spoke happily in her mind.
Her son jumping saying, "Pizza! Pizza! Pizza and fries!" was enough to draw that joy for the day. And, ALAS it came! A humongous pizza with 2 variety of toppings on each side.
Then to her surprise the cake and the flowers came too. Her husband is holding 'em as he sings the birthday song. And there's more, a bag from Solaris which she opened. She took out first the membership card which she thought was a gift certificate for the spa. But, the card turned out to be a one year guarantee for the signatured sunglasses she thinks is too much for a luxury.
Maybe the food had cast it's spell, her little boys slept early and soundly - what a gift. "Hon, this is my best birthday ever!" she whispered to her husband before she affirmed it with a long and passionate kiss. "I am very happy", she added in between...
Tell me, isn't she harebrained sometimes? What she says, she doesn't mean and you'll get to pay when you haven't sensed it right. " It takes a real man to know what donna wants", she wants to believe. "I'll have my revenge!", she now ends.

7 comments:

michiko

hello..im glad i've found your family here..thanks for the friendster invite...

how are you ate?...and the family?your site seems so interesting..i have mine also at multiply...here's the address...

http://cutie15mitch.multiply.com/

have a nice day..Godbless...and thank you very much...

chiki

MegaMom

Was it your bday? Happy bday Lovelyn! What a fun way to tell the story of your day. :)

lovelyn

Ciao Michiko,

Likewise, so happy to have found you!

We're all fine. Hibernating for winter time. I'll tell Boogs about your site later when he gets home.

Take care and thanks for dropping by!
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Ciao Megamam,

Yeah, my first time to be "punked". Something new... made it more memorable I suppose hehehe.

Glad you said it was fun, thought some might find it corny hehehe...Husband said, "Ano yan third person , first person?"(lol)

Jane

belated happy birthday lovelyn! what a nice way of relating your birthday experience. at first i tried to recall who donna is then without finishing the article first, i explored the post and saw your picture then i realized donna = lovelyn, hahaha. mayat tupay!
you look really happy and satisfied dearie! more blessings to you and enjoy life! godbless!

lovelyn

Ciao Jane,
Thanks. Donna is woman in Italian. Nahh, just thought of giving the male species a bit of compliment hehehe.

Jane

and i look forward to the "revenge" stories, lol.

lovelyn

Just wait Jane, got three months to plan it out hahaha!

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