Monday, August 2, 2010

Birthday Outing

About three years ago I told my son I didn't want any more presents for my birthday. Instead, I wanted to spend a day with him. We usually pick a town or city, walk around, visit shops, any Art Museums or Galleries, talk about anything, everything and nothing. We generally have a wonderful relaxing day. Yesterday was our day, and it was great!We started at Lyndell's a bakery, where we bought a mini cheesecake and some cannolis. Then we moved across the street to Soundbites for a terrific breakfast. We had a wonderful fruit bowl and Eggs Benedict. My son had his straight up, I ordered mine with asparagus and tomato.Then it was out to Russo's, a market I can only describe as food heaven. Packed with the freshest of fresh vegetables, a cheese counter to die for, a bakery, a deli and fresh flowers, I was wowed! We bought some yellow and red grape tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, cauliflower, black figs, and a baguette. Had I known I'd be shopping on food heaven on Sunday, I would not have bothered to shop for produce with my usual groceries on Saturday!! We used all the ingredients in our dinner last night.

The day wasn't over. We drove out to my favorite quilt shop, Quilted Threads. I went in looking for some black and white fabric... and came out with one yard cuts of each of these. Obviously I changed my mind! I love these fabrics, and ... yes, they will be in a quilt together!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea for a birthday!! It appears you have celebrating down pat too!! Happy birthday! Gail Norback

Sherry said...

What a great birthday. You have a great idea here. Must tell ,y sister she will love this idea.

luv2quilt2 said...

What a wonderful way to spend your birthday.

Quilting4U said...

That sounds just perfect!! I spent the day with my mom yesterday, something I rarely have time for, and we had the BEST day!!!!! I vowed after her release from the hospital to spend more time with her, she will not be here forever! I have so many demands and I get so caught up that I think I don't have time, but I spent the day with her and my work and other demands did change, so why did I not do it sooner???!!

I think giving your 'time' to your loved ones, is the best possible gift!!! I am happy to hear about your day, sounds just wonderful!

Sara said...

What a great way to spend your birthday!!! I love it! Lovely flowers and fabrics...

quiltycat said...

Happy birthday!...seems as a great day. And Quilted Threads is the perfect place where to go!
nichi

Bia, from Brazil said...

Great idea! No one would mind getting old with this kind of an entrance ticket to a new age! Have a wonderful year.

Zany Quilter said...

That is the best idea for a birthday! Your are a lucky Mom!!!