She is going to milk it for all it's worth.
Especially if she is blessed with wonderful friends and family.After a surprise celebration this summer, a trip to DC and party with the Marines, I had already celebrated my Big 4-Oh quite a bit. However, the old adage less is more does must not apply to birthdays, at least this one, because it was mine.
Friday night Heather and Kim stopped by to sing Happy Early Birthday and they gave me this adorable Fiesta sugar & creamer set. Girls, you ROCK. Thank you! Thank you! Scott and Annelise baked a birthday cake for me and brightened up my Saturday morning with some flowers and yummy kolaches. After taking Annelise to a rollerskating birthday party,
We drove across town to eat here:
I ordered the Portofino Chicken Salad, which was all kinds of yummy. They offer lunch sized portions and prices until 5:00. I guess now that I am 40 I'll be all about the Early Bird specials.
We had time before our movie, so we wandered over to the nearby Barnes and Noble. Books and birthdays. Perfect. It was so nice to browse leisurely without the steady chorus of "When can we go to the kids' area? When can we go to the kids' area?" on replay with varying degrees of urgency and pitch.
Before we left, Scott jaywalked across Westheimer to get treats from The Cheesecake Factory to take home for a later date. Maybe even later the same night. Maybe. (There is no way we could be soooooo close to the cheesecake goodness and not partake.)
We drove downtown to an artsy fartsy type theater, The Angelika, to see this:
Today the celebrating continued. Annelise went with my dad and Peggy to church and sat with them, so it was like Scott and I were on a church date. Nice. After services we went to our favorite Tex-Mex place (yes, they know us and our orders) with my dad and Peggy for lunch, then back to our house for cake. (Are you seeing the pattern here? Food, food, and more food)