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Monday, March 2, 2015

It's all my fault!

This is what happened:
A few months ago, our phones changed. Both phones and the mobile carrier. My husband and I have now, finally, synced phones, or what I call "no secrets" phones. He gets my calendar, I get his. He can get my emails, I could care less about his. The fact that we both have Facebook accounts we can check and transmit from, also adds to our synchronicty, or in my parlance, a day with complications. And that's how I discovered that my old Facebook account could not be synced with my new phone.

No worries.
I started a second Facebook account, and since my husband has a hand in everything, and his calendar is synced with mine, a new birthday was imprinted. How can that be possible? He has faulty memories when it comes to birthdays. His first present to me, the year we were married, was a gorgeous, expensive charm bracelet with a birthday charm in 18k gold that had yet another date than my real birthday.

The fact that I do not celebrate my birthday makes all this a laughing matter, really.

I grew up in Southern Italy, and our only celebrations were Saints' days. And Madonna's days. Since my name, Rosaria, means rosary, I could actually chose any Madonna to be my special one, as long as her portrait contained the blessed rosary.

So, when last night a neighbor with a big heart brought me a birthday cake to celebrate my special day she had read in the current Facebook page, I did not have the heart to set the record straight. Even my husband, who knows full well that my birthday is in January, after the first expensive snafu he caused, which we never repaired, I might add, keeping that charm until a home invasion occurred and every piece of jewelry was taken and who knows where it landed, even he sat quietly and ate the piece of cake that was connected to a birthday someone kind and generous came to celebrate.

So, in the final statement on this topic, it was not my fault that Facebook printed the wrong birthday on the second Facebook page. It was my fault not to have corrected it!

Mea culpa. I hope the Madonna del Rosario forgives my sin.
I hope T.h Lightkeeper, accepts my apologies and my undying gratitude for her thoughtfulness. I hope all the well-wishers will not think poorly of me. Yes. I admit.
It was all my fault.


19 comments:

Brian Miller said...

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear rosaria
err...

smiles

Rob-bear said...

Happy birthday (sung to the "Hallelujah Chorus")!

ellen abbott said...

well, you did have a birthday. the cake was just way late. you were very gracious not to have corrected her.

Meryl Baer said...

Take your cake, eat it, enjoy!

joeh said...

Happy Facebook Birthday!

Munir said...

Happy Birthday !
I am not on face book so I do not know what goes on.

Patricia Edie said...

Well we celebrate YOU anytime you want...birthday, name day, groundhog day!

yaya said...

Every day of life should be a celebration...throw in cake and a kind hearted friend and that makes it a wonderful day! My Mom, who's Greek, says they celebrated their name day instead of their birthday. Who knew Facebook could be so complicated?

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Well, then, happy belated birthday!! You guys had a home invasion, too? I lost some treasured jewelry (I only had a little to begin with) in a home invasion in 2003. So scary! And how sad that you lost that meaningful, though wrongly dated, gift from your dear husband!

Shadow said...

Enjoy the cake and birthday love, even though it may not be the right day...

#1Nana said...

So, you're rewarded for your sins with free cake? Sounds like a good deal to me!

Lisa said...

are we friends on your new FB? I want to sing the song along with Brian :)

Retired English Teacher said...

You kept me smiling and chuckling with this post. I'm glad you enjoyed your un-birthday cake. Are you sure you remember when your real birthday is?

the walking man said...

*shrug* comes the day when none of it matters anymore, birthdays, holidays,good days or bad, and then when that day finally arrives where none of it matters anymore there is no fault to assign.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

A very merry unbirthday to you, dear Rosaria! I enjoyed your post.

troutbirder said...

For sure your husband and I have the same "small" memory problem with dates....:)

Becky Jerdee said...

Ha, ha. Happy Birthday, Rosaria!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosaria .. I'd enjoy them all - and 'demand' prezzies for them all .. but what an amazingly funny post - glad you're sort of in synch!

Cheers Hilary

kj said...

i still want to wish you a happy birthday

i want more details about the cake's arrival. what kind was it and did you cut it and did you tell?

:^)
love
kj