There’s no better way to start off your birthday than with some grueling workouts at boot camp. And as an added bonus it was too cold for the mosquitoes this morning!
I celebrated my birthday last Saturday in conjunction with my housewarming party. It was a great time; about 30 people were there in total between my sisters friends and my friends, and there was much eating and drinking and catching up. Devin made me 2 kinds of cupcakes! White cakes with chocolate frosting and chocolate cakes with icing sugar sprinkled on top:
And because my sister works at a fine dining restaurant, her boss (the owner and chef of the restaurant) stopped by with 3 pizzas he had made and he also made creme brulee in our apartment. So that was very cool! At one point we had a little fireworks display outside as well that some of the guys put on for us- all around good times.
One of my friends brought me homemade wine- a fruity sangria wine! Normally I like classic reds but this wine was amazing. I love it. And my parents gift to me was boot camp for the next month (happiness!).
Last night my sister gave me an assortment of fancy teas (20 of them, of course!), and she also made me dinner using some spices I’d brought back for her from Italy. Unfortunately the spices were so darn spicy that no amount of water, milk, or wine could comfort our burning mouths so instead we put it away in the fridge with the hopes that we’ll come up with an idea over the next couple days of how to dilute the spiciness. It’s really delicious; just too hot for our taste buds! Luckily I was making a big batch of my special split pea soup so we had some of that instead (after eating a cupcake each, that is). If you have any ideas at all about how we can fix our penne arrabiata it would be very much appreciated!
This afternoon I’m picking my parents up from the airport- now that the father’s retired he can accompany my mum on her business trips and read Plato/go hiking while she goes to seminars- so I expect we’ll have a nice family dinner tonight.
Hope you all have a wonderful day and have some fun for me:)
*Update: Just read this wonderful post about blogging over at a great blog which I think we’re all very familiar with, Cranky Fitness. Anyhow, I’m feeling the love today and so you should take a break from your workday, click on the link and enjoy a good read!