I have some catching up to do...
I celebrated my 70th birthday last week Saturday, July 28th. I don't feel 70 years old and I know I don't look it, yet somehow the years have sped by and here I am...
My mom use to always call me on the 27th and I'd say "Mom, its tomorrow"...and she'd say "well, it was pitch black the morning you were born". It was a few minutes after midnight and there was a single light bulb hanging down...it was partially covered because of blackouts, no light could be showing...it was almost 8 months after Pearl Harbor...I miss those phone calls...
My daughter, Denise Noelani, made me a gorgeous handmade lap size quilt. The package came a couple of days before my birthday...she sent it Express Mail to be sure I got it before my birthday. :) The colors are fallish...greens, browns, cream, blue and barn red...I love it. It is beautiful!
I sobbed when I pulled the quilt out of the packing box. I couldn't believe what I was seeing!! I will treasure this always!!
After we ate, we drove to Roseville to the Galleria Mall. I wanted to go to Penney's...they weren't open yet so I sat and waited and Gerry did a couple of laps around the upstairs. I didn't really see anything I really had to have so we walked around some and left. I don't enjoy shopping much, anymore.
We had parked on the top level and I decided to walk out one of the downstairs exits and wait for Gerry to get the van and come around. Going to get the car, he passed by Sees and got us some chocolates...a box of soft centers and a box of molasses chips.
We both had combination places...I forgot to take pictures of our entrees...I had a chicken enchilada and a chicken taco...they both had lots of chicken in them...with rice...no beans. Not sure what Gerry had...they serve a delicious soup and a salad with the meals. This soup was really good...it had a little bit of heat to it...I was able to eat it though. They bring the soup out in a separate bowl and you serve yourself from the bowl. There was some left over so our server put it in a container for us to bring home.
Sacramento River Train . Gerry had bought a coupon online...we took the Sunset train which goes to Woodland and back. They have beer and wine tastings on this particular trip which we got coupons for...didn't use them since we don't drink. There was also a local BBQ restaurant catering food on the trip...a bar serving drinks...and a small band too. It was crowded...it was sold out and I noticed that the August trip is sold out. We sat in an open car...there were benches w/backs lined up on each side...Gerry stood the whole way. It leaves West Sacramento at 6pm and returns at 9pm.
Mimi's, the Natomas location for Sunday lunch. I had the salmon dinner...Gerry had breakfast. His meal was less than mine so it was free with my coupon.
After we ate, we stopped at Fys's...here's what I got for my birthday...
I'm looking forward to see what this new decade of my life holds... :)
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