Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Beautiful way to start it off ~~~~

I couldn't have asked for a better way to start off my Birthday celebrating, than with my sweet friend Donna.  This all started yesterday morning when she picked me up at 9:30.  We went out to breakfast just a few blocks away in town. How wonderful it was not to have to cook for myself for a change!  Afterwards we went back to her house to sit and chat while sipping on a "morning" glass of wine. It was delicious.  And I "have" to say that the glass was Donna's.  SHE turned 50 last year lol.  We are only the same age for a short time. Her Birthday is October 17th. 

From there we went to the nail salon, but they were busy, so they told us to come back in a little while.  We went to a store in town to browse around and then afterwards stopped at the coffee shop and had a frozen coffee. Mmmm.... (Yes Joanne, I thought of you....)

By the time we were done endulging ourselves with the coffee and sitting and chatting, it was time to head on over to the salon.   Here is my friend Donna :).  This gift was such a treat for me. I have never had a pedicure, and only had my nails done once before.. also gifted from Donna.  Why I don't do it more for myself, I don't know.  I'm thinking every once in a while, I'm going to just do it!  My "first" french manicure too.

My turn :)

When we left there, we headed out to Frederick, Md to a mall to look for a dress for the wedding.  I actually found 2 ! Bought them both and will either return one... or not :).   We walked and walked and walked, in and out of stores. Donna did a little shopping for herself too.  I'm still in need of a pair of high heels. I thought the shoes would be easier to find than the dress. I was wrong.  Wow, the styles are pretty ugly (oxymoron, eh?)

For dinner we went to a place I have never been too. It was called Macaroni Grill.  Oh my goodness, I haven't had bread (REAL) bread in such a long time.  A real nice Italian place to eat. They had a bottle of olive oil on the table for the bread that they bring you.  Mmm....  One of the appetizers we got was called mac and cheese bites with a truffle dip.

And here is our waiter Don. He was so good to us.  Told me I had the "best" fake I.D. he had ever seen. Such a sweet talker, telling me I didn't look my age.  And Yes, he received a very nice tip! lol  He was actually singing Happy Birthday to me in Italian when he delivered what is below!

Oh my goodness!!  It was delicious and Donna and I split it. It was a Ghirardelli Chocolate Cake..warm ganache, chocolate toffee, whipped cream.   Can you say Heaven????   And of course I made a wish..

We arrived back in Shippensburg after 10 last night.  I am looking forward to taking Donna out for her Birthday in a few short weeks.  Not sure what we will do yet, but you can bet I'll be posting about it :)

Today was another day of pampering myself. I was up early and out before 9:00 to get my hair done. Took the rest of the day to do Nothing! Oh, I did have my picture taken for the church directory, but other than those 2 things, I haven't left the house..  I was going to do some stitching, but I'll save that for tomorrow. Played some games on line, made dinner and now I'm going to relax before heading up to bed early.  Looking forward to seeing what awaits me tomorrow!  No big plans. Church, some stitching and relaxing....

Hope you enjoyed your Saturday :)


Orange Sink said...

Hey Cutie! Happy Birthday! What a way to celebrate! It sounds like every delicious moment was fun!
Are you going to celebrate all month like last year!? You should!
Cathy G

Julia said...

Happy Birthday Kathy. Wow, you're looking younger and younger. Having a pedicure and a manicure , hairs done and new duds and wining and dining , is enough to keep time still. You sure not gonna age that way, lol.

You girls sure know how to have fun in your life and I'm so glad that you take time to pamper yourself. Happy Birthday again. JB

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Happy Birthday!!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Wow Kathy, what a day! Wishing you many birthday blessings. You certainly are off to a wonderful start in your celebrating. Hugs, Lori

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday! What a great day of celebration you had! Love the nails. The French manicure is my favorite.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

absolutely Cathy :) Allllll month!

Joanne said...

Oh Dear All Month Huh! Well that sounds like a great day! Never had a manicure myself - glad you enjoyed it! Okay - only a few more dayS!

moosecraft said...

Happy Birthday! Donna has some great ideas! Frozen coffee, pampering and a yummy meal! A great friend! :-) Isn't it great to do nothing? I had a day like that last weekend! Soooooooo relaxing!!! Enjoy day 3 of the celebrations!

Penny said...

Happy Birthday!! What a great way to spend the day...
LOVE me some Macaroni Grill -- their bread is the best!!
Enjoy the rest of your birthday month!

Jake said...

Mani/Pedi's feel so wonderfully indulgent!! So happy you had such a wonderful day. I have to admit I have forgotten what date your birthday actually is due to the length of celebration has grown over the years. hehehe

Wishing you the best birthday month ever!!

And seriously there is no way I would ever peg you as 50. NEVER

weaverpat said...

WOW! You're off to a great start for your MONTH of birthday celebrating! I can imagine when you get to 80 you'll celebrate for a YEAR!!! Horay!!!
I think it's wonderful that instead of being upset over the passing of time, you embrace it wholeheartedly. That attitude will keep you young forever!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy, happy birthday, Kathy! You have such a great attitude.
I LOVE Macaroni Grill. I haven't been in ages. Their dipping oil is so yummy.
Pug hugs :)