One of the things I love about my birthdays is that each one is different. Yesterday was a fabulous birthday – with the best weather of the year so far, as requested – but lower key than usual.
Started with the arrival of Sarah and a helper to keep planting all those impatiens that have been patiently waiting. Then friend Carolyn showed up to take a walk wherever we wanted. So we stopped at Starbucks in Columbia Tusculum, collected all their coffee grounds for Sarah to add to the garden, took a walk around Alms Park and ran into a friend of Carolyn’s, then walked around part of the bike trail at Lunken, since Carolyn had never been there.
Phone calls and cards and emails all day – my friends are so great, and love to celebrate with me. Mid-afternoon, had a vanilla phosphate at Aglamesis with Jenny, in town from Denver, her kids, mom my good friend Pat and Pat’s sister Jan. And stopped in at the toy store in Oakley Square – found just the right puzzle as a present for myself – hummingbirds!
Then sweet Brian, not feeling well but being great, came over with Stephanie and fixed the leaking faucet in the laundry room. And we all went to Myra’s Dionysus for dinner. Where I tried not to have same old, same old – but they were out of my other choice!
So gado gado, one of my favorite meals in the world, was my dinner! Terrific! Topped off with a bite of Brian’s baklava!
Hooray for birthdays!