What a good birthday week! On Sunday, we had fun with the Little Boys and their mom (check it out here if you haven't already) and on Monday time with a friend I'd not seen in ages. Then Wednesday was my birthday and the day I registered my new used car!
It was Rick's mom's -- he drove it up from Texas! And I love it. Just the first part of a good day!
It was fun opening the birthday cards and gifts I'd saved to open on the day. Then I went down to Rick's for dinner. I arrived a little early! He was still arranging flowers!
I think he did pretty well!
Then delicious cheese, bread and wine. He bought a bottle of a 2016 Italian Barolo wine, for our celebration -- $1 for each of my seven decades -- which was incredibly generous. And delicious!
It was so good, we never wanted it to end!
Dinner followed. Rick grilled up steaks and we had corn and a wonderful salad. Then presents. I will be saying goodbye to my flip phone and land line soon!
Four of our good friends joined us for cake a little later in the evening. We hadn't all been together for awhile and it was great to catch up.
This is a great way to take care of candles during Covid! It worked like a charm and my wish will come true!
After the candles were dimmed we brought out more candles and sat around and talked until the lightning in the west was a little too flashy and bright, the thunder a little too loud.
They hit the road just as the first raindrops started. And those raindrops didn't stop. The next morning I started bailing my basement -- not deep water, really. But a lot of it. Poor Lizzie didn't surface all night long and I didn't sleep any too well either with the lightning flashing through the bedroom curtains and the thunder booming. Meanwhile, I leave you with one more photo. This is what 70 looks like.