Monday, August 23, 2010
My birthday is over :(
Well my birthday is over. Boo hoo!
Not that I did anything exciting. I pretty much did my usual Saturday routine.
We started off with a trip to the local thrift store. Now I haven't been to my thrift store in about a month. So it was a welcome sight.
However, I really didn't find anything to write home to mom about. But I will blog about it.
I did find all these wood plaques for $1.00 each. The wood plate was $2.00. I'm going to make me some Halloween or fall signs. Let's hope I get them done before Halloween.
The only other thing I found worth buying was some more white plates. My hubby thought I had totally gone off the deep end with this purchase. You see, I already own about a bazillion white plates. But you can never have too many, right? Plus they were only $1.50 total for four dinner plates and three salad plates. They were a 1/2 off item.
Plus they totally match the plates I already have. You see, I purchased a set of these plates from Mervyn's back in the mid 80's. They lasted me until this year. I could still use them, they are just all scratched up & don't look pretty. So a few months back I found another almost complete set of these plates at a thrift store, so I retired my old plates. So finding a few more to add to my collection made me do a happy dance. Now if only I can find the matching bowls. My bowls are not looking too good & need to be replaced. But they still hold cereal.
This is the maker mark on back. They are actually stoneware and not ironware. But who cares. I love them!
After the thrift store we headed to lunch (after a quick trip to the bank and one to AAA to get something notarized). We went to El Torito's Mexican restaurant to use my "free birthday entree" coupon that I got from joining their e-mail club.
I got chicken fajitas & boy were they yummy. Too bad I didn't take a photo. But I was too hungry to stop and take a pic.
But hubby did take a pic of me with the deep fried ice cream.
After lunch we went to Granny's Attic which is an antique store in Temecula. Didn't find anything there that I wanted to spend my birthday money on. But they do have an old fashioned candy/soda bar. We decided we were thirsty & stopped for a cool one.
Hubby got Verner's (I personally think it's nasty tasting, but he loves it). I got a Dad's rootbeer. Not sure what hubby was looking at when I took this photo. They did have a small Hungry Hippos game on the table that we played for awhile.
The rootbeer was mighty tasty. The fridge is stocked with all kinds of different sodas. Mostly stuff I had never heard of.
I loved the candy area. It had all kinds of old fashioned candy. But I was a good girl & refrained from purchasing any.
But I was tempted to purchase these fizzies. Remember fizzies? I loved them when I was a kid. It brought back great memories seeing this.
The only thing I saw at the antique store that I really liked was this sign. But I think I could make it. Oh the hazards of blogging. We now think that we can knock off everything for cheaper.
After leaving the antique store we stopped by Home Goods. Did I purchase anything there? NOPE!!! I think it was the hot weather on Saturday. I really didn't feel like buying anything all day long. Not that I didn't give it the old college try. My heart just wasn't into shopping on my birthday. Maybe I was getting sick. Coming down with old-age-itis.
After shopping, went home & jumped into the pool to cool off. Layed on a raft and relaxed for about an hour or so. And no I am not going to share a photo of me, in my swimsuit, laying on a raft. I'm not crazy! I'm just fat.
For dinner we went to Red Robin and had my free birthday burger (another perk from signing up for e-mail club). They also give you a free sundae for showing up on your birthday as well.
So all in all, it was a pretty good birthday. I got to eat out twice, go shopping, hang out with some of my most favorite people and had happy birthday sung to me twice.
Now if we could just do something about this getting older crap. Other than that, my birthday was pretty near perfect (too bad I didn't win the lotto, then it would have been perfect).