I love my birthday. I always have, and I always will. My friend Mary K. said to me tonight at dinner 'I don't think I've ever met an adult that liked their birthday as much as you do.' Yep, that's probably true. It might be juvenile, but man I love it and that's not going to change!
Let's start my day in reverse shall we?
We had Mexican for dinner. Was there ever really any doubt? Nah. This place has to die for Mexican. I just love every bite that goes into my mouth. Margaritas too. Yum. We've been telling everyone we know about this place. I promised the lady that always waits on us that I'd make sure everyone knew how good this place was. Tonight when we walked in there were about 30 ppl from our park in there. We've got a dining club in the park and they go to a different restaurant each time. I was chatting with them before we sat down. She (the lady that usually waits on us)asked me if I knew them. I said 'of course, they're from my park. I told you I'd tell people about this place!' She was thrilled! They were getting 99 cent margarita's and I talked our girl into giving us that price too as we were from the same park! Can you say yum????
Here's me after our dinner. They brought me dessert and sang to me. I was too full to eat the dessert, but it sure didn't go to waste!
This is what I ate. Flautas, ground beef if you please. OMG they're just perfect. Crispy on the outside and the meat is so tasty. I was going to get something different. I just couldn't do it!
Here are Den and I before the meal came. Heck this is even before we ordered! I'm wearing the jewelery that my son and daughter in law got me for my birthday. Stylin eh??? I love gifts!
Here's our very good friends Mary K. and Clair. My day was complete when they joined us for dinner!
Here are some of the birthday cards I got.
This afternoon Den and I went to the pool for about 3 hours. It was a picture perfect, blue sky day. After an hour or so in the pool, it was time for snackies. I took a bottle of wine, some cheese and crackers, and some birthday cake. That's what I call a picnic! Color me happy here.
Here's a bit of what I took. That glass you see with the eagle on it was my Daddy's. It's one of my most treasured possessions. I think of him every time I drink from it. He always had whiskey and coke in it.
Here are Den and I in the pool. I set the camera on the side of the pool and ran like hell to get in the water. I wear a hat and glasses in the pool too (hey, I'm old, bite me!)but took them off for the picture.
As I said earlier, I love presents. Yep I do! Den got me the dry erase board I really wanted. My friend Ian is bringing me a present when he comes in a few weeks. How cool is that? I saw it today when we skyped...all wrapped up! I get pressies today and more in 2 weeks! He's also getting me a small camera that I can carry in my purse. I'm pumped about that one too!!! Here's my dry erase board. I know you wanted to see it!
When I got home from WW this morning, I had a slice of my birthday cake. We made it last night as it needs to chill over night. It's an Ellis family cake. Whip cream cake. It's usually a 4 layer chocolate cake with frosting and fresh whipped cream between each layer all covered with more milk chocolate frosting. I didn't' want to make a whole cake as I knew I'd eat a whole cake. We made half a cake...turned it sideways and frosted it...that's why it looks funky. Don't care what it looks like...it was heaven on a plate.
What was the best gift I got today?
Was it the phone calls from my kids? Nope, though I loved talking to my 3 boys. Was it the phone call from my daughter in law? Nope, but how cool was it that she rang? Was it the phone call from my best girlfriend from grade school's mom? Nope, but that was freakin awesome! The phone call from my friends? Nope. The text msg from my youngest son's girlfriend? Nope but I loved it. The jewelery and scarf I got in the mail from my oldest son and his wife? Nope, though it was cool wearing it to dinner. The dry erase board? Close, but no cigar. The camera I'm going to get? Nah, but I can't wait to start carrying that little baby around with me all the time!!!
As you know, last week I weighed 201.6.
This was my best birthday present of all time.