I think I am at the age where birthdays are not something to look forward to anymore, but they are not something to dread yet.
In other words, I am at the perfect age? I must be, since I got to celebrate over four different days.
Two days before my birthday, my roommates prepared a wonderful dinner for me. Sorry, no pictures. I was more interested in eating the baked ziti, garlic bread, and salad than taking pictures of it.
The day before my birthday, I got to skype with my brother, who is currently in Japan. Due to time zones, it was actually already my birthday in Japan. Or was I actually born a day later in Japan? Whatever. I made him tell me happy birthday in Japanese. For all I know, he could have said anything, but I guess I will trust him. He told me that he will give me my birthday present from Japan at Christmastime when he is home again. ….I am not sure whether he is too cheap to spend money on postage or if he forgot to get me something in time…or both!
The day of my actual birthday, I went to Shades State Park with my parents and aunt. We walked trails and grilled bratwursts and hamburgers for lunch. The weather was lovely, however, I am scratching several mysterious bug bites (or possibly poison ivy?!) as I type this. Oh well. For dinner, we came back to my house for a quick light meal before ending the day at a frozen yogurt place called Pink Walrus.
Ok. I am a loyal Red Mango fan, but….Pink Walrus was wonderful. The flavour selection was great, and the toppings included plenty of healthy fruits and some more indulgent chocolatey ones. I tried the Angel Food Cake flavour and the Milk Chocolate with lots of fruit and pecans on top. Sooooo good.
The day after my birthday, my boyfriend came to town. We went to an orchard and picked just a few apples for the novelty of it, and also bought some peach butter. Sweet potatoes and peach butter are probably my favourite fall foods. In the evening, we enjoyed the nice weather and walked around quiet downtown. It was a nice, peaceful day.
The coming year is going to be a busy year–I finally graduate!–but I am looking forward to it.