Thank you all so, so much for the birthday wishes via email and facebook! My facebook and email exploded – d’oh! So thoughtful of everyone! I had a very nice day. We started off with biking to bagels! I almost went somewhere else and had a different breakfast, but hey – it’s Sunday, which is the original bagel day in our household.
After that, it was down to Schenectady to the Rose Garden at Central Park. What a treat this park was! A little far from home, but the whole Central Park is very, very nice. The rose garden just has a first flush of blooms. I think in a couple weeks you could probably smell the garden a half mile away.
The only thing I didn’t like was that almost none of the roses were identified, so I really don’t know what they are. Pretty, though!
I was all up in this bee’s face. I don’t know if he was irritated at me, but he kept moving around a lot while I was trying to get his picture!
I think these are mountain laurels, but not sure. Very cool looking.
We stopped at Ambition Coffeehouse for lunch after the Rose Garden.
This is in a building that dates from 1815 and kind of interesting inside, complete with a ghost (not the guy in the yellow, but supposedly a real ghost).
I had a turkey sandwich with brie, walnuts and raspberry sauce. Tres good!
I did not get any coffee here, though (we stopped later for that).
I was supposed to have a birthday dinner out, but there was just no time at all, and we had a quick meal at home before company came over for presents and cake balls!
I keep seeing this recipe and figured I had to try it one. We used a boxed spice cake mix, made our own buttercream icing and mixed together. Then coated in white chocolate.
Only problem for birthdays? No place to put a candle!
Surprisingly, they were quite the hit!
John serenaded us with piano music.
I did receive a Magic Bullet (or close relative) from the parentals:
What a surprise! I was pretty happy and had waffles this morning.
John got me a watering can, which I desperately needed
And something so I can rock on!
Yay Journey!!! (None of the new stuff thankyouverymuch, just Steve Perry).
My sister’s family also brought me some bedding plants. Hooray!
All in all quite a nice day, and relatively quiet, too, which was quite nice. I still get to stretch it out, though. Must have a birthday dinner this week!
Question: Journey fan?