Tomorrow is the actual day, but I just got a call from her just now wishing me a Happy Birthday ... preceded with, "Okay, is it today or tomorrow?" She apologizes for not being able to remember the exact day (which, or course, is unnecessary), but sweet.
I told her this evening that it has really become a source of entertainment and a game. Actually, it has become a source of entertainment for me. Somewhere between August 27th and Labor Day, I know I will hear from her. She's getting better, the past couple of years she has remembered it's in AUGUST, hahaha ... I love you, sweetie and appreciate your birthday wishes, early or late! She calls me when the thought crosses her mind, and calls then, because she doesn't want to for me. Yes, awwww ... *smile* ... Intentions sometimes mean more than the actual act of something!
Thank you ... I love you!! Thinking about the woman you are becoming makes me smile, and warms the cockles of my pee pickin' heart! *smile* What's a 'cockle'? The "cockles" are more metaphorical than physical, although the phrase can be traced back to 15th century medical beliefs. Unfortunately, the etymological path gets a tad murky after that.