Well, last Friday, July 9, was about 7 weeks since my birthday. And I still had 2 celebrations that day – one with my seester, the middlest of us, and the other with one of my fabulous adopted daughters. Having had all sons, and now all grandsons (who are wonderful people, of course), I early on began to look around for my daughters.
Susan and I visited the new tea room / coffee shop that Bonbonerie has opened in the space where the former coffee shop was on Madison. Except now, we walk in through the back, passing the old tea room on the way. It was just perfect to spend time with her, and catch back up with our lives. And the food was, as it always has been with the Bon, just excellent.
Sister Maureen and I went to Take the Cake Deli – I knew she would love it, and she’d love the long tables, to which, I’m sure, one of these days she’ll bring all her friends to enjoy the great food as much as we did. She’s just gotten back from Ireland – so I got a little baggie with a shell and some sand from Galway Bay. Plus other wonderful stuff – lots of it green. And then we wandered about for a bit, doing a little shopping around Northside.
And there is at least one more birthday celebration to come, since Carolyn and I haven’t scheduled our time together yet – our birthdays are just a couple of weeks apart, but can be celebrated at any time!