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62 isn’t so….

bad!! My b’day started one day early because my sister and my best friend can’t keep track of what day of the week it is!! Both called me early on TUESDAY to wish me HB. When I said my b’day was Wednesday, they both said “What? It’s not Wednesday?”  So it started early. Milva had a cookie bouquet delivered d on Tuesday as she wouldn’t be there most of Wednesday

cookie Bouquet from Milva

On Wednesday there was a sign posted in the break room (made by Elise) and “Yarn Ball” cupcakes made by Eileen.

Knit Klub was Wednesday night. Carrie and I went for a bite at Aquai first and then drove to MH. Carrie gave me a skein of Three Irish Sisters and some cute sock yarn from Red Heart. Carolyn gave me some Bernat Sock yarn.

Three Irish Sisters from Carrie

Sock Yarn from Carrie

Sox yarn from Carolyn

When I got home from Knit Klub there were flowers from Linnie!

Tulips form Lin!

I also participated in “The April Birthday Swap” on Ravelry. My “Spoiler” was Margaret from, Richmond, VA. She was uber generous. 2 skeins of Claudia Hand painted sock yarn, a skein of Fleece Artist yarn, Teavana tea, stitch markers, a project bag and a book.

Ravelry April Birthday Swap gifts from Margaret

I also got a call from a customer on Wednesday that I had spoken to on Tuesday, She had been celebrating her bday since Saturday. I mentioned my b’day was Wednesday but that I had already gottn two call Tuesday wishing me HB. She called to say she wanted to wish me HB on my day!! Today I got an email from Corrine saying “Anyone can wish you HB on you BD but she wanted to make it last so was wishing  HB today!

And last but not least, Uncle Sam is recognizing my BD by letting me start collecting my SS!!

Turning 62 isn’t so bad after all.

Yummy….

dinner tonight. Grilled Acme Olive Bread, Artichoke Spread, Arugula, Poached Egg

Grilled Acme Bread with Artichoke Spread

Topped with Wild Baby Arugula

Topped with Poached Eggs

On the …….

road again with my friend Jim. I mentioned I was out of my French Breakfast tea and didn’t want to pay shipping to have it send from Market Hall Foods in Oakland homebanner9so Jim said “Road Trip. We left about 10:30 am and headed to Berkeley to go to some of the Middle eastern Markets he remembered on University. We wound up at an Indian Market on University and to Middle Eastern markets on San Pablo Ave, AKA International Boulevard. We had lunch at Siam,@Siam Cuisine at Thai restaurant.

On to The Cheese Board

for cheese bread and cheese.

Then to The Berkeley BowlBerkeley Bowl West for producepeaches, produce, berkeley bowl and miscellaneous stuff. Got some French Radishes, brown jasmine rice, arugula, asparagus, butternut squash, thyme, Acme Olive Bread, San Marzano tomato’s.

From there to Market Hall Foods for tea and one last stop at Tara’s Organic Ice Cream Tara's Organic Ice Cream. I had Goat Cheese Raspberry ice cream.

Tara’s Organic Ice Cream is like homemade ice cream produced on a commercial level with the finest organic ingredients, the best intention, and it’s a divine indulgence. Tara’s Organic Ice Cream is certified organic by CCOF.

Got home about six to find David putting in a meat loaf and roasted potato’s. Life is good………

My first…

Paella!Chicken, Kielbasa and Shrimp with Pea Podshttp://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Quick-Chicken-Paella-with-Sugar-Snap-Peas-358212

Farmer Dave…

put in strawberries today

Farmer Dave

Proud Davey

Planked….

Salmon.

Cedar Planked Salmon

Coming off the bar-b-cue

We have a…..

Garden! David planted a garden for the first time in 15 years. When we first moved here David put in a wonderful garden and we had lots of produce. After enjoying all the great tomato’s, squash and herbs from Bill and Kathleen’s garden the past couple of years David decided to put in a small garden. Tomato’s (3 kinds) peppers (3 kinds), squash (2 kinds) and herbs (parsley, basil, thyme, oregano). Now he has to cut back some of the “weed” trees that seem to be over shadowing the garden. Hind sight is 20-20!

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