Thank you for all the birthday wishes. It was lovely to read them all weekend. Can you believe that I woke up on Friday morning and I didn't feel like thrifting? Even though there were 2 estate sales I just didn't have the energy to go out and thrift. Instead the children and I spent a quiet morning recovering from our little vacation to Sacramento. I really appreciated hearing your views and experiences about KOA Campgrounds. Dave and I haven't heard a word from them. Dave will be trying to contact someone higher up this week. We'll see if we can get a warmer reply back with a real apology.
Saturday I went to a couple yard sales but didn't find much. I arrived home and was immediately shoved nicely back in the car and taken to a bicycle shop. All of my family members (on both sides) chipped in and decided to buy me a bicycle knowing that I had been pining after an Electra bicycle for ages. I mean simply ages.
I tested out quite a few of them but this was was my favorite. It was incredible smooth, rather lightweight and so comfortable. When you are 5'1" finding a bike that fits well can be challenging. When I first rode it down the street it was instant head over heels in love. I'm completely smitten with my new bicycle.
I've already gone on three bicycle rides through our neighborhood. Cerys and I went on one this morning and I took another with Keiran this afternoon. I just adore it and look forward to taking a lot of bicycle rides this spring and summer. I've already asked Dave for a basket for my mother's day gift in May. Maybe this one?
I didn't think the day could get much better but it did. Dave, the children and I were playing a mean game of four square in our driveway when a strange car drove up and turned in toward the house. I was wondering who in the heck was coming to our house when I spotted my mother with a bright bow on her forehead. My parents not only drove all the way down from Washington State to spend my birthday with me, but they brought us their old car. After four months of being a single car family, we finally have a 2nd car.
This Toyota was my brother's car which he gave to my parents when he replaced it with a new car. My parents had used it as a second car until they discovered that we needed a car. Dave had planned to fly up to Washington in March but his flight was planned on the day that our dog Elffin died. He cancelled his flight and we had no idea when we would next be able to get up to Washington.
I can't think of a more fabulous birthday present.
Today we spent my birthday stopping by Balletto's Winery for a wine tasting, going to the Farmer's Market to eat at Mateo's, heading to Launch and buying a couple items from their $1.00 rack, visiting some open houses and going to some yard sales.
The day ended with a lovely BBQ at home of steak, bake potatoes, and broccoli with some yummy late harvest wine. To finish off our meal we enjoyed the most gorgeous gluten free cake ever from Bliss Bakery. A perfect day...........
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