Another year, another birthday – and this one was a happy day, indeed.
I started the day by treating myself to a haircut and color at the salon. I usually apply the color myself, but my water heater isn’t functioning correctly at the moment, and it’s no fun to take a shower with cold water. So I decided to let someone else do that little chore this time. My landlord is taking care of the water heater issue – she’s great, and much appreciated!
In the evening, I had dinner with a few friends at a nice restaurant in town. I started with a gorgeous cocktail called the Boquete Garden. A friend had told me about how wonderful it was, so I had to try it. I wasn’t disappointed!
On Thursdays, this restaurant has an all-you-can-eat rib special I had been saying for months that I was going to have them for my birthday dinner, and since my birthday fell on Thursday this year, I had to take advantage of that happy coincidence. Their ribs are falling-off-the-bone tender, and the sauce is excellent, too.
After dinner, we went back to my house for cake (thanks, Terri!), drinks, and conversation. The cake was so good – white cake with crushed pineapple in it, with whipped cream frosting and toasted coconut on top. Sort of a piña colada vibe to it. Yummy! We were having so much fun, we almost forgot about the 10 p.m. curfew, so we had to wrap it up quickly when we noticed the time.
So it was a very good day, filled with special treats and even more special friends. I couldn’t ask for a better day!
PS: I got my second Pfizer vaccine shot last week, so I’m now fully vaccinated. Feels good to know I have some protection against this virus!