Well, it's two weeks after the fact, but I thought I'd share some pictures from my birthday. I had a really great one this year. Even if people on Facebook were tired of hearing about it (courtesy of Carol, who counted down with several updates every day), I was happy to receive many happy wishes there, as well as here on the blog.
I took the day off for my birthday, as did The Tim. But the day before, my co-workers surprised me with a little party of cookies, tea, and a pretty bouquet of tulips. I just think that's so nice, especially since The Evil Boss gave me grief for wanting to take a day off for my birthday last year!
The morning of my birthday, The Tim bought us breakfast:
The sight of this box made me sooo happy! Even more so when I looked inside:
Our plan for the day had depended on the weather: if it was a nice day, I wanted to go hiking; if it was a rainy day, I wanted to stay put and watch movies all day. Well, it was a gorgeous day - if a little too warm for me - and we packed ourselves and Dug into the car, and headed to Pennypack Park, in northeast Philadelphia. It's a huge place, with horse trails, picnic areas, etc., and we followed a combination of one of the horse and hiking trails.
Hard to believe that less than 1/2 mile from here is a major traffic major artery of the city:
Dug encountered some honking geese (I think they were warning others of a DOG and PEOPLE!), and found it quite intriguing:
You may notice that Dug's leash looks like a piece of rope. That's because it is ... we spent all kinds of time getting organized, attaching poop bags to his leash, and other related things. When we got out of the car, we realized we forgot the leash altogether! Fortunately, there was a length of rope in the trunk of the car, and Dug is not really rambunctious on the leash. But still ...
We saw some people riding horses. Dug didn't seem too interested (actually, he was more interested in what the horses left behind, if you know what I mean), and the horses kind of gave him a look as if to say, "What a shrimp!"
We took each others' pictures with our pup:
And after about 2 hours, we headed home to take a break before going out to dinner. After dinner, we had cake, ice cream, and presents, including a skein of Bridget sock yarn, and this book.
The next day I had a couple of doctor's appts, and that Friday we headed to West Virginia to get together with the family for St. Patrick's Day, so it was a fun and especially nice birthday week! With all of that, and your wishes, I really think that this birthday was particularly great.
Though I am of the belief that birthdays in general are always great. They certainly are better than the alternative, as far as I'm concerned ...