Today’s my birthday! And I had a few lovely surprises this year.
First, my folks decided just a couple of weeks ago that they were going to come visit.
Second, I found out on Thursday that I’d have Friday off from work.
My folks got in in the afternoon on Thursday, so we celebrated their arrival with a trip to Coopersmiths, a local brewpub, for burgers. I got a bison burger with cheese on a gluten-free bun and a salad–not because there’s anything wrong with fries, but because the salads are Coopersmiths are amazing! No picture. I know I’m having a good time when I forget to photograph my food.
Friday morning I did my own chores while my folks went on their bikes, and in the afternoon, Mom and I headed to Old Town for a couple errands and ice cream at Walrus! I did salted caramel on a gluten-free cone and Mom did orange chocolate with a chocolate-dipped cone.In the evening, we had purchased tickets to go to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival down in Boulder for The Taming of the Shrew. I had heard that it was set in 1940’s New York City and there would be swing dancing.In fact, there was only a little bit of dancing at the very end. Still, it was a really enjoyable production; I hadn’t seen a live show in ages, even though I used to be that kid who was in every single production from kindergarten through high school. And the outdoor theater was really neat! The actors came out on stage in character and did little pantomime vignettes before the production started and during the intermission.Although we got back super-late, I could not sleep in to save my life. In the morning, Mom and I got out for a lovely bike ride.In the afternoon, we worked on installing a new little basket for my commuting bike. My “Frankenbike,” as we call it, referring to the way we assembled it out of a frame we bought on Craigslist and parts from old bikes.A great improvement! I’m so excited to take it on errands!
My folks suggested we check out a new brewery. (Fort Collins supposedly has the most micro-breweries of any town in the U.S.–and it’s not even that big of a town!) I’m not a beer drinker–I frankly just don’t like it–but I still think the beers were a beautiful color. Mom got an IPA on the bottom with a raspberry saison on top. How beautiful is that!In the evening we played the “list game”: sort of like DIY Scattergories. The Fuzzy Face and I have been big on games lately; Smash Up is our new favorite.
Sunday my folks headed back; I helped the Fuzzy Face with some errands, ran some laundry, did a little work on some errands, and caught up on some blog reading.
Despite being the actual day of my birth, Monday I think is not going to involve much celebrating, although my roommate did offer to take me out for cake or cupcakes. I might have to take her up on that. 🎂
Sharing my little weekend review with Meghan this week.
What were your high school hobbies?
Favorite board/card game?
Cake or cupcakes?