Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My birthday

This past weekend was my birthday. Ray and I spent the day doing just what I wanted. I slept late, WOO HOO!  We got up and drove to Lakeland, and ate at one of my favorite restaurants, Harry's Seafood in downtown Lakeland. We walked over to one of my favorite quilt shops andI was shocked to learn they are closing soon. More on that later. I did buy me a few pieces of conversational shirting fabrics and two spools of thread.

We walked down the street a little more, it was a beautiful day. Went into a silly little store that sells old fashioned stuff like my Papa used to buy. There was Black Strap gum, Clove gum, and Beemans, one my favorites, but at $1 a 5 piece pack I don't see them staying in business long, YOW!

Well actually this is my favorite gum, but they didn't have any, but I had a pack at home.

After leaving Lakeland we started driving back toward our house but we HAD to stop at Yogurtology. If you haven't tried it before, you need to. They had most of my favorites; vanilla of course, yellow cupcake and salted caramel. Oh my goodness! It was so good! Ray got red velvet cake, strawberry and salted caramel.  This is not your run of the mill soft serve yogurt joint, it tastes like smooth soft serve ice cream. I'm sure it isn't all low fat, but I know they have several that are low fat and low or no sugar added.
Heading home we got to see the most beautiful sunset. They have been so pretty lately.   I got home to messages on the phone, birthday cards in the mail, and facebook wishes from so many that I know and love. I even got a text picture from my sister of my Daddy. She went to see him and she reminded him it was my birthday and he posed for a picture. He doesn't remember who everyone is every day, but that day he remembered me.

With all of this nostalgia and now talking about my Daddy I had better go before I cry again. But I did have a great birthday!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed your birthday but it sounds like it was terrific. And I used to love Beeman's chewing gum.
Linda G