Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Happy Birthday to Me! In addition to it being my birthday it is also the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year. The kickoff to summer in the Northern Hemisphere is 7:28 a.m. EDT. Happy summer everybody!

We had a wonderful weekend. I just wish it had not gone by so quickly! Saturday we drove up about 2:30 p.m. and got settled in. Dave went down to the jacuzzi and I relaxed in the room. I wanted to go in the jacuzzi but I was afraid of inflamming the eczema. We had an early dinner at a trendy little place called Buchanan's. I had an Asian Chop Chop salad and 3 Lemon Drop cocktails. We went back to the room and I watched It's Complicated. I fell asleep around 9:45 p.m.

Sunday we got up and had breakfast about 7:30 a.m. The hostess Flavia sang Happy Birthday to me and she had a lovely voice. I had a made to order omlette with spinach, bacon and green onions. Dave wanted to use the jacuzzi again so I watched Dear John. Wow, was that a tear jerker. Then we took off to go to the Academy of Sciences. Here are some of the pictures I took:

The trail behind the hotel (view to right)

Trail behind the hotel (left view)

Yummy Lemon Drop!

Dave - my honey!

Aquarium tunnel

Aquarium tunnel

My favorite part was actually the rainforest. We need to go back up there and spend the entire day to really see everything. The extreme Mammal exhibit will be there until late September. We had to cut our visit short because Dave had a baseball game to umpire.

My coworkers are taking me to Elephant Bar for lunch. I am going to order something small and healthy. Tonight we are going to go to P.F. Chang’s at Oakridge. It will be Debby, Larry, Mom, Dave, Danielle and me. All my besties in one place! How wonderful is that? I looked at the menu and have some fairly good options to choose from. Oh and I will be having cheesecake for dessert! I can split it with Dave or my momma.

This has been a big year for me. I have made a lot of breakthroughs on the emotional front and I think I am in a much better place. I am healthier now then I have been in years. I think my 44th year is going to be a good year. I am hoping to reach my WL goal before I turn 45 so that will be exciting to see. Hope you all had a good weekend! Have a good day and Happy Summer! Until next time...


31 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...CHA CHA CHA!

    HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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  2. How fun to share your birthday with the summer solstice. Enjoy your birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday, my friend! I love that you started celebrating over the weekend and are still going strong - those fish pictures are incredible! Enjoy your meals today, and especially that cheesecake!

    P.S. Nice to "see" Dave finally!

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  4. Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you had a very exciting weekend!!! Hope you have a great time at dinner and lunch. Loved the picutres. Thanks for posting them!

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  5. Happy Birthday! You are awesome.

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY SUMMER! Enjoy!

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  7. Happy Birthday Katie! I hope you have a wonderful day and a great year ahead!

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  8. Happy Birthday Katie!! Enjoy it completely!

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  9. Wahooo! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! :D Deb

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  10. happy birthday :)
    wow that all looks so good. :D glad you enjoyed.

    this year is gonna rock for you :P and me!

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  11. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Happy Birthday-Dave is very handsome-so glad you enjoyed your weekend and I can't wait to hear all about this evening~

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  13. Happy Birthday Katie. Glad you got to spend your weekend with you honey.

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  14. All year, you have been giving yourself the best birthday presents you can...your ever improving health. Happy Birthday!

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I can't think of a more cool day to have your b-day than on the summer solstice... there's got to be some neat astrological meanings there???

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  16. Well HAPPY BOITHDAY, KIDDO!!!

    lol ... Elephant Bar ... small and healthy ... hmmmmm.

    Have a fantastic one, Katie!!!

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  17. p.s. I really like your avatar photo. You look so happy. :D

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  18. Happy Happy!!! Enjoy your day!!!

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  19. Happy birthday Darling! I hope its absolutely wonderful!!!

    Xo

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  20. Happy Birthday! Don't you love the feeling of knowing you are better than ever on this birthday? I hope this year is all you want it to be, including reaching your weight loss goals! I am turning 48 in Sept and am hoping to reach 100lbs weight loss(I am at 82 right now!) Thanks for your commitment to sharing your life!

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  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY a day late... hope you had a lovely day.

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  22. Glad you had a wonderful time! Terrific photos. :o)

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  23. Catching up after my trip and what a lovely surprise to see that it's your birthday! Much happiness to you sweet Katie. Plus it sort of makes me happy that you share a birthday with my baby sister which means some truly lovely people were born on June 21st. The photos made me feel like I was right there with you and tell Dave he shouldn't be camera shy!

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  24. Happy Birthday Katie - who is way on her way!

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