Friday night Chris and Maggie took me out to dinner, Mexican food. I had a delicious Shrimp Cocktail, and then I was surprised with a new camera. Chris bought me my Nikon for my birthday a couple years ago, but I have wanted a small camera for convenience. So he bought me a Canon PowerShot. I have been a snapping fool since I got it.
Saturday we went shopping at the Hardware store. They have an awesome Garden Center. Yes. This was my idea of fun and exactly what I wanted to do! I ended up getting some beautiful Gardenia plants and some English Thyme to plant under my front living room window. Can't wait until they bloom. Chris and Maggie took me out to lunch. I had a wonderful French Dip Sandwich (my favorite!) and some french fries that were out of this world! Here is a picture of my little beauty while we were waiting for our food:
My parents came up on Sunday and gave me my birthday present. After they left we went shopping and I bought lots of new clothes. (thanks mom and dad!) This was big for me. I have been waiting.....and waiting to by new clothes because I keep thinking I'm going to lose weight and don't want to waste money. Well, I bit the bullet anyway. It's nice to have new clothes. :)
Then Sunday night we had a "block party". Everyone brought meat and a side dish and we BBQ'd. Had a lot of fun, but it was a late night. Maggie had a blast.
Today is my actual birthday. I spent the majority of the day with my favorite girl. My friend and her daughter stopped by for a bit. Chris came home from a side-job and took us out to Chinese food for dinner. YUM! We had:
Won Ton Soup
Honey Walnut Prawns and Asparagus with Beef
and Combination Rice
While there I found out I was born in the Year of the Goat. I can't help but think that is just another sign that I need a few Nigerian Dwarf Goats! I kinda laughed at what the year of the goat says:
Except for the knack of always getting off on the wrong foot with people, the Goat can be charming company. Your are elegant and artistic but the first to complain about things. Put aside your pessimism and worry and try to be less dependent on material comforts. You would be best as an actor, gardener, or beachcomber.
Now after all this I was SUPER stuffed. But, not too full for Rainbow Birthday Cake! Check this out!
Whodda thunk a cake made with Diet 7Up would look so fun and taste so yummy!
Anyway, turning 43 isn't all that bad!