a [birthday] weekend to remember
Saturday: July 20, 2013:
~Cool in the morning, Hot in the late afternoon, Nearly perfect by evening.~
09:35am: Quad americano and cherry danish at Fremont Coffee, in perfect solitude
10:13am: Wandering the aisles of Fred Meyer, looking for camping gear, in perfect solitude
11:00am: Eye exam and new contacts, in perfect solitude
12:15am: Spa treatments, in perfect solitude
01:20pm: Shopping at University Village with Bowie and Joel. New brassiere, new edition of "Jane Eyre" to add to my collection - my gift to me.
02:00pm: Jess and Kelly over to cook a few meals (ended up just being cheesecake, not to my disappointment) for Jess's upcoming maternity leave (she's being induced as I type this!).
03:00pm: Nap, in glorious solitude. After two glasses of Vino Verde
05:47pm: Niki comes over to watch Bowie
07:12pm: Joel and I leave for my birthday dinner at Spinasse (in our new-to-us VW Passat!)
07:43pm: Sipping Campari at the bar, waiting for a table, dishing on the style choices around me
08:00pm: The Clark's decide to spontaneously join us!
08:29pm: Sat outside at a table for four, ordering the pasta tasting menu and pouring over the Piedmont region's (our favorite!) wines. Joel chose a Barolo, the table bought a bottle of Barbara.
09:49pm: Impassioned conversation wherein I became overly emboldened by said Barbara.
12:06am: We walk to our cars, full of pasta and wine and ease.
12:30am: Cheesecake and tea
01:07am: Blissful slumber
Sunday: July 21, 2013:
~Cloudy until noon, a perfect 72 degrees from then on~
08:00am: Cuddle with Bowie in bed, pretend to sleep while she wiggles around
09:30am: Waffles and coffee
10:12am: Inordinately long shower, nursing a painful post-wine headache
10:45am: Sit on couch, leafing through August's VOGUE while Joel researches car stereos
12:00am: Head to Mom and Dad's, stop for a hot dog along the way
01:20pm: Arrive at Mom and Dad's
03:37pm: Lounge outside in the sun, reading, dozing
04:00pm: Bloody Mary and phone call with little sis
05:45pm: Bday dinner in the Orchard
08:00pm: Ice cream pie and presents from family
09:24pm: Leave for home
Oh, and then THIS light.
Glory Be. Happy 35th Bday to me,