"Wake every day with a WINGED HEART and give thanks for another day of LOVING." (Khalil Gibran)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Woo Hoo!

I had the most wonderful birthday yesterday! When I first got up, I checked my email and read all the greetings from the MANY sites I belong to...and even received some gifts of page kits! It was so cool! I also received some fun phone calls, emails and ecards from my family and friends. To my sister, Darlene, and one of my very "bestest" friends, Debra.....yeah, I know, I'm a year older than you now!! You just had to rub it in, didn't you!!! ROFLMBO Just remember it won't last long! Ha Ha Ha!

Then Patti took me to a Thai restaurant that I've been wanting to go to since it opened a little over a year ago. Oh my, oh my! It was absolutely wonderful. I had the golden bowl which comes in a clay pot over a burner and has shrimp, chicken, and scallops with veggies in just a fantastic sauce. Patti had duck with veggies and cashews. We both just loved our choices. Then there was the Thai iced tea that I really, really like. Of course since there is a lot of real cream in it it is definitely not diet! LOL I have had Thai food many times but this was a first for Patti. We had just the sweetest waitress and there were some really nice women at the table across from us celebrating one of their birthdays, too. We had a very nice conversation. The restaurant is well decorated and quite beautiful. From the outside it looks quite small but there are three rooms and a truly beautiful bar area with lots of dark wood. Here's a picture of me and Patti that our waitress took for us:

I couldn't resist this elephant! There were two; on either side of the door.

We took other pictures, but I'll share them when they are scrapped. Actually, I might just make a kit from the ones of the decor. We'll see! It's funny, everywhere I go I see scrapbooking possibilities!!

After lunch we went to Pat Catan's for scrapbooking goodies. I tried to make it through the scrapbooking department without having to sit down, but that didn't work. Boo Hoo. I had to sit a few times and felt pretty rough when we left. I get so frustrated. I really wish they had scooters like Walmart, Target and Joann Etc. does. My mind says "go" but my body says "whoa, there!" After that, we went to Patti's house and waited for her hubby and my friend, David, to come home from work so I could say, "Hi" to him, then she brought me home. On the way we stopped at the store so I could get milk and bread. Like a silly fool, I went in. By the time I got home, I was spent. It was a good thing my wheelchair was down in the lobby or I'm not sure I would have been able to get upstairs to my apartment. I was in a lot of pain and ended up spending the whole night playing on the computer because I couldn't get my body to relax enough to lay down.

When it got to be morning, God showed me this beautiful sunrise:

I took this picture off of my 5th floor balcony. It was so incredible. I sat and watched it for a while then, finally, went to bed at about 8 o'clock this morning.

Well, that was my birthday! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and I'll be back soon with a new freebie for you!



Anonymous said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday (one day late)!

scrapperJ said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you. Sounds like you had a fun packed day. I love Thai food too, you made me want some just reading about it and it's only 6.50am here LOL

Chris Allport said...

Sorry I missed your birthday. Glad to see you had a good time.

Belated Happy Birthday greetings and lots of {{{hugs}}}


Nani said...

I couldn't have resisted the elephant ether! Sounds like it was a great birthday! But ow, I must introduce you to my birthday rules!

Remember when we were all kids and birthdays were often parties with cake and ice cream and our relatives would all be there or there was a party with school friends? Those birthdays were wonderful! Too often adults don’t celebrate them, or there is no one making a big enough deal about them. God has given you one more year of memories, experience and one more year to enjoy all that this world has to offer! It should be a huge deal every year!

Well, since becoming an adult, I realize that one day isn’t enough. Friends are farther away and busier and with that whole getting older thing, there are just more people that you want to share it with! So, here are Nani’s birthday Festival guidelines :

A birthday Festival starts at 5:00 PM the Friday before your birthday, the actual holiday, and runs until midnight ending the Sunday after it. Of course there is the special weekend birthday Festival that runs from Friday before your birthday weekend until the Sunday after your birthday weekend, giving you a 2-week, 3-weekend festival!

It also means new friends you meet a week after the actual day don’t have to wait a year to say, “Happy Birthday,” and not have it be a belated greeting because it’s still during your Birthday Festival!

Happy Birthday, Sally! :D