It seems like we have a lot of birthday celebrations in our family. That’s a good thing, actually! It’s great to get together with family with a reason to celebrate.
Although I’ve titled this Another Happy Birthday, I came close to using the title of Crappy Birthday. I have really not been feeling well the last few days. Nothing I can put my finger on. It feels like there a war zone in my abdomen! Loud noises and things moving around. Very spooky…I was afraid I was in a new sequel to Aliens! I had to make the effort to go to our planned lunch but boy I didn’t feel like it.
A big cup of mint tea usually helps when I’m having this kind of discomfort. It actually reminded me of the upset stomach I used to get when I was still working and people were driving me crazy. The tea did a lot to make me feel better. We were set to meet everyone at 1pm. I didn’t take a lot of photos because I wasn’t really on my game. I wasn’t sure what I’d choose to eat either.
You’ve got to have balloons for a party!
My lunch was what was called a specialty vegetarian panini. Mozzarella cheese, Portobello mushroom, roasted red peppers, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. There was a little too much of the vinaigrette, it made the sandwich a little soggy. It would probably have been tasty if I had felt better. I ate about a third of the fries. Not because I wanted them, but because they were there. A good reason to ask for them left off the plate, but again, I wasn’t really thinking that way. Seltzer with lime in the background in hopes of settling my raging tummy!
The Birthday Boy blowing out the candle on his cake. I don’t know why I think this photo is so cute, I just do! George is such a sweetheart!
We had a great time together, I just wish I’d been feeling better. However as we said our goodbyes and were walking to our cars we noticed a beautiful sight. The rose bushes along the side of the building were all in various stages of bloom.
We’ve got an annual doctor’s appointment for Ralph this afternoon. Before and after that, I’m just going to be resting and trying to feel better. I’d almost rather be Really sick than Semi sick. Good excuse to finish The Shadow of the Wind. It is so good. I know I’m going to be sorry when I’m finished. Love it when a book is that good that I miss it when it’s over.
Happy (or Semi-Crappy) Thursday!