Monday, June 1, 2009

Birthday and good times

Today was a day of relaxing celebration. I am not one who gets into big splashy celebrations or so forth. I think it is because I was the oldest of 5 kids and birthdays were kind of hard to distinguish from any other holiday, Then as I got older I kind of got turned off by the expense for things that lasted for one day and then forced you to pay longer for the indiscretion. I have nothing against those who see things otherwise, but it is just not me. So that being said, today I turned 51 and it was a perfect day !

Started the day off with Crockpot pumpkin grains. It is a mix of barley, brown rice, wheat berried and steel cut oats cooked in water and solid pack pumpkin and seasoned with cinnamon and ginger. Then you top it off with olive oil, ground flax, crasins, goji berries, wheat bran and coconut. We all adore this breakfast, it is really inexpensive and filling !

After breakfast we kind of mucked about watching silly Youtube videos with the happy Birthday song, silly babies and whatever else turned up. Silly kick back fun, and then we headed out to the woods for a walk. This time I actually remebered that we should take pictures of us ! So if you are wondering what 51 looks like, wonder no more !

Me and my son- he is a full head taller than me !
Hubby and I - I realized the other day that there are very few pictures of the two of us together for some reason.

After a walk and a bit of an impromptu botany lesson ( I showed hubby and son several medicinal plants) , we headed off to the Goodwill for some sport shopping. You never know what you are going to find at places like this ! I found several thick binders to store this year's lapbooking projects and had fun browsing through books, clothes and baby furnature. I found a couple of things that I wished I would have had when Nick was a baby !Then we headed down to Sweet Tomatoes- our facvorite all you can eat salad and soup bar.
For some reason this got only one of the plates of salad I had, and it is blurry . This one was spring greens, red cabbage, beets, butternut squash, broccoli,cucumbers, red onions, garbanzos, sesame seeds and several other things I cannot remeber.
Second pass was a half cup of Potato Barley lentil soup, two peices of roast red pepper whole wheat foccacia, fruity oat bran muffin, whole wheat buttermilk biscut. I had a blueberry acai vitamin water to drink- not that bad but not as good as their green tea strawberry blend! Normally we get just plain water but the last time had a deal that included one of the beverages, and we tried them and loved them.

Then we headed to the grocery store to pick up healthy snacks and thenback home for some pay per veiw movie watching and a sort of lazy afternoon. We saw White Noise( really good) and Nick and Nora's endless mix tape( stupid if you are older than 17). Between the two we all got a little nibbly and made a snack food sort of dinner
Sweet potato chips, vanilla popcorn, bing cherries, cocoa dusted almonds and sparkling mineral water.It comes out healthier than theater food, healthier, and you can get comfy and talk during the flick without disturbing anyone. It just works out better for us.

Tonight we plan on catching the soap opera that is John and Kate Plus Eight ( we have been watching them for about 3 years), and just hanging out.

Have a good one !


skinnyhollie said...

Happy Birthday my fellow GEMINI! I am so glad it was a day of fun and relaxation for you! You deserve it, and look great in your pictures!

Chef Penny said...

Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is so super cute and you're right about Nick & Nora! LOL

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

That sounds like a fantastic day with fabulous eats!

Happy Birthday!!!!!!! You don't look a day over 29 ;P

karen said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Darlin'! I love that you folks also appreciate the simple joys of silly youtube clips. If we're out somewhere and Johnny starts getting a little uppity I have a handful saved onto my cell phone for him. Our favorites are the Bernard The Bear videos :)