Rainy Wednesday Happy Birthday

It’s beginning to seem as though all we do is celebrate birthdays.  That feeling might have come because of the fact that I celebrated mine for the entire month of October.  Actually I realized that I slacked off and didn’t celebrate all the way through to Halloween.  Next year I’ll do better! 😉

Thursday we were scheduled to meet up with Ralph’s sisters, brothers-in-law and cousins to celebrate his sister Kathy’s birthday.  I was up at 6am.  Seems that on the nights that I’m not waking up at 3am, I’m waking up on the dot of 6.  My eyes pop open, I look at my watch…6am!  That’s fine with me, it give me some quiet time to work on BCDC and NaNoWriMo before Ralph wakes up.  I wrote my post and then dug into my writing.  I wrote around 1600 words in the morning.  That makes me happy because then there’s not so much pressure in afternoon if the thoughts aren’t coming to me.

I figured I needed something to tide me over until lunch time. 

Almond butter and Honeycrisp!  This is such a good combo and it’s very filling.  It would be something good to take on the road if need be.  Yummy!

Ralph and I got up and out in the rain and headed to the Adelphia Restaurant for lunch.  We were there to celebrate the birthday of Ralph’s sister, Kathy.

Kathy and her husband, John.  Happy Birthday, Kathy!!  Kathy is the organizer and like a good organizer, during lunch we set up our next meeting in December. Now, I just have to remember to write it down!  Ralph and I look forward to these lunches.  It’s such fun to spend time with everyone.  I forgot to take pictures of anyone else.  I was having too much fun talking…and eating…;-)

I’m never sure what to order at Adelphia.  They don’t have a lot of vegetarian selections so I have to get creative and ask for them to adjust things for me.  This time I had a thought.  They don’t have Greek salad on their menu, but my brother-in-law, George always orders that as an alternative to the regular salad with his meal.  It always looks good.  This time I asked our waiter if I could get an entrée size Greek salad and he said that wouldn’t be a problem.  This is what I got…

The biggest Greek salad I’ve ever seen!  I was annoyed with myself for forgetting to ask for the dressing on the side.  It was not a problem.  The salad was lightly dressed, the lettuce chopped in bite size pieces (which some restaurants don’t do and it annoys me) and even stuffed grape leaves which I love.  It was so huge and required so much chewing, I realized the waiter was taking everyone else’s plates away and I was still working on my salad!  I did finish it and I was stuffed!  I know what to order from now on when I got to Adelphia!

I may have been stuffed, but I couldn’t pass on a piece of birthday cake.

Just a small one please.  It was tasty, but I didn’t really need to eat it…;-)

When we got home, I got right back to work on my novel.  I am very happy and surprised with my progress.  I wasn’t sure I would be able to finish NaNoWriMo let alone be ahead of schedule.  I’m really excited about this project.  It’s done for me what I think is the intention of the process.  It’s gotten me writing and that’s what’s important.  That’s how I feel about BCDC.  It got me writing which is something I’ve always wanted to do.

It’s Thursday morning now.  I have lots to do around the house today.  The laundry is calling and may smother me if I don’t take care of it.  Some cleaning would be a nice idea too…and I’ve got to get my word count in.  This should be a good day!

Happy Thursday!




14 responses to “Rainy Wednesday Happy Birthday

  1. First, let me wish you a happy belated birthday, and second, I’ve been to Adelphia for weddings and bridal showers, but have never considered going for lunch. After your appetizing post, I’m planning on heading there for lunch very soon.

  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your salad looks way good and I seriously want that cake for breakfast! I’ve had a big jar of almond butter in my pantry for a while now, never tried it. I’ll have to open it and give it a whirl. 🙂 -Jessica Washburn


    • Hi Jessica! Thanks for visiting BCDC! The salad was yummy. I only tried almond butter for the first time a few weeks ago. That and sunflower seed butter. Both are great, but both seem to have a layer of oil on top. You need to very carefully stir it in. I made a terrible mess both times, but that’s the way it’s supposed to be so you just have totake your time with it. Please come back to visit again!

  3. i feel like there is always a birthday to celebrate too! it doesn’t help that we’re planning TWO celebrations for my friend’s birthday coming up…that seems a bit extreme.

    anyway, i tried to email you to answer the question you left on my blog about socca pizza, but the email got sent back – maybe i have the wrong email address for you? oh well. here’s the email message:

    “i replied to your recent comment on my post about socca pizza, but it doesn’t automatically email when i reply on the blog, so i wanted to send a quick email to answer your question.

    the recipe for the pizza crust is from nourishing flourishing. i linked to it the first time i made socca pizza & i linked to that original post in this one. but that was probably not the easiest way of getting you guys the info!

    here’s the link to the pizza recipe: http://nourishingflourishing.com/2011/03/socca-pizza-crust/

    i did find that i had to add more water (about 2x as much as the recipe calls for) to get the right consistency of batter. i wanted it to be pancake-batter consistency!

    i hope you give socca pizza a try!”

    sorry for taking up your comments section! have a good day!

  4. I celebrate for a solid couple of weeks. It should be mandatory!

    There is a whole other part of your stomach for dessert – no matter how full I am, I always manage. 🙂

  5. oh wow what a big salad indeed! Love the huge block of feta, yummy! I can never pass on bday cake either – its like my achilles heel- but it just so good!

  6. My blog got me writing too and for that I will forever be grateful! Especially because it allowed me to “meet” such cool people like yourself Fran.

    Love Greek salads..mostly because the dressing is so light!

  7. NaNoWriMo rah rah rah!

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