First of all, Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's one of the very best days of the year, with good baking, good food, and most excellent beverages. I hope you have a lovely one, and at a minimum, lift a glass of something good to honor Paddy himself.
It's been a grand few days (with one exception) leading up to today. This past Wednesday was my 62nd birthday! Other than wondering how the heck I got to be 62 (spoiler alert: it comes after 61!), it was a day of just enjoying myself. I took that day and the rest of the week off from work. Which is always a good idea, in my opinion.
The Tim had to work on my actual birthday, so I just enjoyed the day myself, knitting, reading, taking a walk, cuddling with the kitties, and getting my hair cut. Once he came home, he fixed us homemade gnocchi and garlic breadsticks for dinner, followed by cake and presents. A most wonderful way to celebrate a birthday.
The Tim had asked if there was anything special I wanted to do to celebrate, and I decided I wanted to visit the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, so he booked us a tour for this past Thursday. It was the best day, and deserves its own post, so that's coming in the next few days. We got back home early in the afternoon and just relaxed and hung out the rest of the day, watching some shows we'd recorded, and cuddling with the kitties. Perfect.
Yesterday was the only ick day, but I knew that it would likely be so. I had an appt first thing in the morning at the periodontist's office to have a tooth removed and a bone graft done in preparation for a dental implant. Ugh. It went just fine, but as with any dental procedure it was unpleasant. I spent the bulk of the day putting ice on my jaw and dozing in and out. It's still sore today, but not quite as swollen, and I know it will improve every day, but ICK you know???
So that brings us to today, St. Patrick's Day! I'm baking brown bread this year, which will make the house smell sooooo good. And we'll have it some Kerrygold butter, which is also a treat every year, and later we shall raise a glass to the good saint.
I still have all of today and tomorrow to enjoy my extended birthday celebration, so it's definitely been a good week overall.
I hope you are having a good weekend, and having a chance to do what you like.
Sláinte to you and yours!