Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy birthday to me!

I had a very nice birthday today, thank you very much.  I went to Longwood Gardens with my camera.  No Spring flowers are actually up, except for a crocus or two, but the conservatory made up for it.  I will be posting some pictures later.

The place was mobbed.  I wonder how many more will attend when there are actually, you know,  flowers!  Leaves on the trees!  Anyway, it was a nice day to be out, not warm but not too windy, and I was glad I went there instead of the dreary gym with its incessant loud rap music and guys whose necks are bigger than their heads groaning as they drop heavy weights.   I didn't want to be there, so I didn't go!  Tomorrow I will.

I got some nice cards and phone calls from all the relevant relatives.  I also got a phone call from an old friend who moved to Florida recently.  It was good to be in touch with her.  I bought a box of malted milk balls and ate it all; truthfully, I felt a little sick but I persisted.  If you can't stuff your face on your birthday, when can you?

Best of all, I got several happy birthday wishes on Facebook, including one from my 17-year-old niece.  And a friend dropped by with sunflowers!

4 comments:

Kitten said...

Happy birthday. Glad it was a good day

airforcewife said...

Happy Birthday!

I agree with the stuff-your-face rule for that day. I'm glad you did.

creakypavillion said...

Happy birthday, Miriam - and many happy returns!
what is "malted milk balls"? are they something like French macarons?

miriam said...

Malted milk balls are orbs of malt-flavored candy dipped in chocolate; they are for kids. But I allowed myself to be kid for a day. Tummy rumbling that night though.