Kelly took off from work early today and we drove to San Antonio, grabbed some dinner at Chili's, then went to the temple for a wonderful evening together, listening to Pod Quizzes on the way home. (Gabby took this photo of us in October, by the way.)Kelly and my mom gave me flowers. I was not surprised by Kelly getting me flowers, but was blown away that Mom did. She really surprised me. They're lovely (the lilies). Thank you to both! I adore fresh flowers!
Unfortunately, one of our two a/c units went out, so I got to spend more than $TWO GRAND today getting a new coil. When I complained that it wasn't my idea for a birthday gift to the worker who was installing it, he reminded me that air conditioning is a luxury and many people live their lives without any a/c at all. Okay, I'll stop complaining. I went with Longhorn Heating and Air because I'm a Longhorn fan.
Paige (and her sweet little kids) stopped by to bring me the nicest note card and an adorable apron with an embroidered turkey on it. Thanks, Paige! You're a treasure of a friend.
I can't wait to wear this on Thanksgiving!
My buddy Adele treated me to lunch at Z Tejas AND some beautiful mother-of-pearl and silver earrings from Silpada. We had an excellent lunch today. I ordered a chicken chili relleno and she ordered a delicious looking salad.
It was a nice day and I feel very loved. I'm half way to 90! When my dad called me today to wish me a HB, he reminded me that I threw a birthday party for him when he was 45. I told him that I thought he was old back then. It's all relative. He's 71 now. I'm not the type of person who gets all weird about my age. It is what it is! I don't feel old! I forced myself to step on the scale today though, which was probably not the best thing to do on my birthday, but I've been avoiding it for a LONG time. I wigged out to see that I've gained 25 pounds of the 40 pounds that I lost a few years ago. I'm getting disgusted with feeling like this and being wiped out plus all my clothes fitting too tightly, so I need to get moving. Hmmm, if I tried hard and made an effort, I could drop 15 pounds by the end of the year, then only be 10 pounds up.
Thank you for the birthday emails and phone calls from Patty, Shana, Danielle, Marc, Tracy, Valerie, Julie, Kim, Paige, Robin, Daddy, Michele, Tina, Marlene (mom-in-law), and Deb. I appreciate y'all!