Thursday, October 18, 2007


Gawd! Another birthday already! Why I am even bothering to post about another birthday, another year going by......I must be crazy!'s a fact of life. And as much as I hate to admit it, I am getting closer to 60 years old. And it scares me a little bit. I think it is just because when you say "60", it used to seem so old to me. But now that I am closer to the number, I'm thinking, "do I feel like I should be 60"? Well.....what are we supposed to feel like? I know that I am not able to keep at something as long as I used to be able to. That I will take a rest between going from one room to the next when I clean. I don't have to do everything in one day. I will break it up into two days......sometimes more! It just doesn't have to get done right this minute....right? I notice that I am so much more mindful of putting myself at risk for tripping or falling......I think that breaking my arm last year really did that for me. Also, I fell in the shower a couple of months ago. Shook myself up a bit but didn't really hurt myself too badly. A little sore the next day.....but I handled it. I won't even go into the stupidity on my part of why I fell. If you are anything like my daughter, you would just laugh anyway! She got a good laugh out of my explanation of falling. So.....I'm being extra careful the shower or walking down the 27 steps out to my car each morning on my way to work. Oh yeah......I'm only 57. I still have three years to go before the big 60. Why am I even agonizing over this. I still have three years to go......zippity-do-dah!

The whole purpose of this post, before I got carried away on the age thing, was to tell you that I had a wonderful birthday with my children and grandchildren. My daughter and her husband and the girls took me out to dinner. A very nice restaurant called the "The Center Club" in downtown Baltimore. The service was just wonderful. I love all of those special touches you experience with fine dining. You know......when you return to your table after taking one said "little 3 year old" to the bathroom about six times, your napkin has been re-folded each time. I was impressed with that. The waiters and waitress couldn't have been to two beautiful little girls, who behaved rather nicely I thought.

I ordered Veal scallopini and I have to say it was scrumptious! Something that I haven't had in a very long time. Kelli & Aaron got the crab cakes and fillet mignon. Normally I would have gotten fillet mignon because that is my favorite, all time food to eat! I rarely have steak but if I do, please give me a medium well done fillet mignon! They loved it. We were all satisfied with our dining experience and I so loved being out to such a fancy place and with the people that I love the most!

Here are a couple of pictures of the girls. Pretty little ladies if I do say so myself! Gianna attempted to eat her ice cream and berries. I finished my creme brulee! was to die for!

Hailee couldn't wait to eat her special cheesecake! She was panting for it! And Gianna was a little pensive.....not feeling up to par!

And a picture of "mommy and daddy". Not sure why Aaron felt the need to close his eyes!


Sunday night my son, DIL and grandson, took me out to dinner too! We went to a nice Italian Restaurant close to my home called Enotria. I ordered tilapia stuffed with Maryland crabmeat surrounded by mussels on a bed of cooked spinach. OMG! It was so good! Very rich and cooked to perfection. I brought at least half of it home and ate it the next day for dinner. John ordered lobster ravioli and Megan ordered a chicken dish over spinach too. The portions were huge. Her leftover was a huge portion that got eaten a little later that night by my other son.

L.J. had been asleep when we first arrived and eventually awoke to being in a different place then he had rememberd leaving and another grandmom(moi) staring at him, and trying to steal some kisses! He quickly raised his little head and inspite of trying to get him to eat a morsel, he wouldn't eat.....he would rather eat peppermint candies! Or walk around outside putting monies in the fountain. Regardless, it was a great time. Time to be with that I adore! Bet you didn't know that!

We leave there and proceed to Kelli & Aaron's house to have cake and ice cream! The ice cream cake was from Coldstone Creamery and was called Cookies and Creamery! If you haven't had a cake from there, you must treat yourself. You don't need to have a birthday to get one of these cakes! They are out of this world. The best ice cream you will ever eat and real cake between the layers. This one was definitely my favortie.

Here are pictures of me.......happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you......attempting to blow-out candles that wouldn't blow out easily and some of the family around the table. It was a fun time. And to all of my children and grandchildren, I love you all so much! You made my birthday a really wonderful, memorable one.

Oh yea! This coming Saturday Kelli made reservations to go to "Tea by Two". I've posted about this before and I am excited to be going there again. Supposed to be six of us, five of my favorite people. And Part II of my birthday treat! If you would like to read this previous post from the archives, go here.