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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).

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  1. Sounds like my kind of birthday fun... eating out, thrifting and antiquing and relaxing in the pool! The fried ice cream looks so good! I'll have to try that sometime.
    Happy Belated Birthday!

  2. My hubby and I enjoy days just like yours. And yes I remember the Frizzies. They were very hard on the nose when you were drinking a bottle of soda pop with them. LOL! Love the white plates too! Wish I could find deals like that. We went to our local SPCA a couple of days ago looking for something in specific. I saw a beautiful set of green plates for $3.00 and passed them by because I was focused on finding a specific item. A couple of days later I ran across some Tommy Bahama napkins I picked up at T.J. Maxx and it dawned on me how good those green plates would look with them. Of course I went back and they were gone. Next time I am not passing a deal up!
    So glad you had a peaceful and enjoyable birthday. Ya know...age is just a number so why bother to divulge it! ~ Ames

  3. Happy Birthday, Kim! Looks like a fun day out for you & the hubby. I love white dishes too, you can never have too many. :)

  4. It sounds like your birthday was spent doing what you like to do so that makes it a perfect day!!
    And I can never have too many white dishes!

  5. Happy Birthday! that looks like a fun shop - I love the candy and soda bar. Antiques and candy! that could be a dangerous combo for me!

  6. Happy Birthday Kim and it sounds like you have such a nice one at that.

    I enjoy your blog.

  7. And a happy birthday to you! I love friend Ice cream..that looked so good. So did the entire place. Love your white dishes too. FYI every Friday I have a thrifting party and would love for you to join in sometime. Debbie

  8. Happy belated birthday Kim! Looks like you had a fabulous time celebrating!

  9. This getting older crap really isn't all that bad when you consider the alternative. Happy Birthday!

  10. Hi Girlfriend... looks like you had a fabulous birthday! I mean, eating out (2x), shopping...does it get any better than that? I think not! Hehe! Loved getting to see all your photos, Kim! Oooh...that candy store was sooo awesome...and I do remember Fizzies...hehe!

    Loved the wooden plaques that you picked up...can't wait to see what you do with them! And I'm in total agreement with you about the white can never have too many! Hehe!

    Well sweet friend, I wanted to come over and say thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Summer's Tea on the Veranda! I sooo enjoyed your visit and sweet note! Thank you, Kim!!! Hey Girlfriend, 107 is wayyyy too hot! You should be here's only getting up to 78! Just perfect! (Sorry, don't mean to rub it in...hehe!) Talk with you later, sweet friend!

    Stay cool!
    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  11. sorry you had to get older to have a great birthday ;D

  12. oh what a wonderful way to spend a have a nice blog...(and a nice hubby)..Happy Birthday!