Monday, May 6, 2013

I thought I was turning 53, but when I did the math I found I was only 52! Score!


It’s like getting to re-live a year!
 
I had a grand birthday on Saturday…
 
First, the sun was shining and the temperature was summer-like!
With wonder, The Farmer said to me, “It feels like summer out there!” In typical skeptical PNW fashion, I replied, “I know – but I hope it’s not…”
Nothing like good weather to make a seasoned PNWesterner suspicious…will there be payback in June, July???? There have been years where we find out in August that our summer weather was but a brief period that happened in springtime…
We’re hoping that’s not the case this year, and we are enjoying this exceptional spate of summery weather despite our skepticism.
But I was telling you about my birthday…
As it was the first Saturday of the month, Big Breakfast was on the schedule. The kids come, and we enjoy pancakes, waffles, bacon, eggs…and catch up on the latest news. I decided that, since it was my birthday, we should go out.
And so my day began with Eggs Benedict…my favorite! My parents joined us, and we had the upstairs room at Dutch Mothers all to ourselves that busy morning. It seemed like a party! Sadly, Jess could not join us as his part-time job now requires that he referee Saturday soccer for 3 & 4 year olds…He says it is great entertainment! His main concern is keeping the swarm of ball hogs inside the boundary lines. What a hoot!
But I was telling you about my birthday…
After breakfast, The Farmer, Cait & I decided to go to Windy Meadows Nursery to peruse the plant sale there. Nephew Loren works there, and they always have some unique plants that I haven’t seen elsewhere.
The Farmer decided that Olive & Angus should come along…

And they were pretty excited about it…

Olive was all smiles…
 

Angus couldn’t hold still.

 

I walked into the nursery with a plan…and was soon overwhelmed by the choices available…In spite of my confusion, I did still manage to load up the van.


Olive & Angus got to socialize with a bunch of little girls who were waiting for their mom…Olive was reserved, but polite. Angus was a total schmooze, flopping onto their laps and giving kisses without ceasing…The Little Charmer!
Afterwards, they were exhausted…time for all of us to go to our respective homes…Where I spent the rest of the day reading in the sun, and napping in the shade…

 
{heavy, contented sigh}

Late in the day, The Farmer decided that we should finish the day with dinner at Everson’s Black Forest Steak House…Schnitzel Champignon here we come!
As I said on Facebook, when your day starts with hollandaise sauce on your breakfast, and ends with béarnaise sauce on your dinner, you know you’ve had a good birthday.
And then reading in the sunshine in between, and people making you feel loved and appreciated? Well, it just couldn’t be better…
I’m a grateful 52 year old…for a lot of reasons!

 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy Birthday---a little late--so happy to hear it was a fun day!!! So glad you cleared that up--what Honcoop that was that I talked to out at the Nursery!!! It was driving me crazy....
Don't even think about Raspberries yet!!!!
Berrymama Barb

Tami said...

I am glad that you had such a nice birthday. I'm sure the sunshine was playing a huge role in making it a wonderful day.
So happy for you that you gained a year this birthday. Very funny! Remember, as Fred says, it's not the years it's the miles...

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