I've left this blog unattended for too long. Now there is too much to catch it up, so I'll try to annotate.
Last Friday was my birthday. *Happy Birthday Joy!* I had a terrific day and several cakes/candles all as different as you'd like. From the first one (Baked Apple Pie at McDonalds!), to a beautiful chocolate tart-cake-bombe-type of thing at Rosa Mexicano (I LOVE that place), to a 7 layer slice at a diner (they put something in the water there I swear to God, 2 glasses and you're high as a kite... no lie!)
Amidst all this cake and candle and singing stuff (which is embarrassing but I LOVE it) was a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses and irises. Sadly the poor things were dead by Monday, so delicate! But I did take photos when they were still happy and lively. They were also quite fragrant which is nice - not many flowers are any more. There was also an adorable bunch of red berry boughs which I stoopidly did not get a photo off before the leaves went dry. STOOPID!!!!
These are the Birthday Flowers
Same bouquet - different angle
Dinner at Rosa Mexicano was almost TOO good. What a great place. (We went to the original location on First Avenue). You almost feel like you're in Mexico... for a little while. This is one of the dishes - the only one that came out well in the pictures... I guess the margaritas are a little stronger than I realized. I just don't drink, so on the rare occasion that I do... well... let's just say I'm a cheap date.
Budín Azteca (Rosa Mexicano)
The weather has cooled to nearly normal January temperatures (finally) and I am finding that despite my love of the Mexican heat, I am feeling a lot less pain (nearly none!) when the weather is cold! Uh-oh. This had better be some passing weirdness because I really don't want a little pain to interfere with my eventual move to Mexico! For those of you who just gasped: rest assured, I signed a two-year lease and I don't foresee moving from New York any time soon...
This is really brief, but I'm in the middle of painting a dresser and getting ready to head out to the theater. Why did I think it was a good idea to start painting so late in the day? Um... yeah, exactly: typical!!
To all of you who made my birthday so lovely, with e-mails and e-cards, flowers, meals, pies and cakes... all I can say is THANK YOU. It was a really lovely birthday. And that's a BIG DAMNED DEAL to me, who has not usually had good birthdays. So again, thank you. Thank you.