Last Wednesday was my son's 27th birthday and his Dad and I took him to dinner for one of his favorite cuisines, sushi! The look on his face is because I made sure the staff at the restaurant knew it was his birthday and they made him stand in the aisle and dance while they sang to him. Ooooo! If looks could kill! I'm definitely NOT going to let him treat me to dinner out on my next birthday. LOL!
But the humiliation was all worth it once the sushi and dessert were served. Too bad the resolution on my cell phone isn't better. Then you would be able to see his "Jurassic Park"
t-shirt, his all time favorite movie. And some of you may have heard about President Obama's visit to the General Electric Plant in Schenectady, New York last Friday. He visited and spoke from the plant which is not too far from where I live and where my husband works. Actually, my husband's office is only a mile or so from Albany International Airport where Air Force One landed. And there it is now!
It was all in all an exciting week for the Capital District Area of Albany, New York!
Maureen was my only Chick on Tuesday. We had rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain overnight and all day so none of the other Chicks were able to make it to my house. But Maureen lives right across the street from me so she didn't even have to get in the car.
She finished the heart baby blanket and is working on a hat.
We are expecting another significant snowstorm tonight. I don't think I'll be able to see around the corner of the block if we get any more snow. I hope the sun comes out soon!
My daughter celebrated her 30th birthday on Wednesday so we drove down to visit her and help her celebrate with a dinner with her friends at Maggiano's in King of Prussia, PA. She and her husband, THE Phil Collins (inside joke), had a good time, as did the rest of us. P.S. Amanda wore the Ishbel shawl I made for her birthday.
The chocolate cake was decadent and delicious! Moose was so happy to see his friend Ben... And Ben's little brother Carter. Poppop had a chance to play with Moose too.
Danielle, Phil, Amanda, Rita and Tim stopped eating long enough to smile. There was plenty of good food to go around.
Randy, Holly, Landon, Moose and I enjoyed the Italian menu too.
No one spoke when the cake was passed around. Too busy stuffing our faces!
I returned from the weekend visit only to be greeted with a delicious homemade dinner and this beautiful and absolutely scrumptious dessert. My son, feeling very creative, made a Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake using a limited edition Kahlua that has peppermint flavoring. The chicken, salad with pears and goat cheese, and potatoes au gratin were very good too but the cheesecake was evilly delicious!
Friday night before I went to bed I decided to take a look at the snowstorm blowing around outside. My next door neighbors have uplighting around their backyard and it was just enough to catch the quiet beauty that was brewing while everyone slept.
The next morning was delightful! I love the winter and feel so lucky to live where we get a boatload of snow every winter. Although, from what I've been seeing lately, the snowbirds who travel south for the winter are getting their fill too. This morning I piled on my warm woolies and wrapped myself as tightly as I could and went for a walk.
The weather report said it was 23 degrees but the wind howling around me made it feel much colder. Still I had a good half hour walk before I decided to call it quits.
I wouldn't trade these northeastern winters for all the tea in China! Now I'm going to have a large cup of hot chocolate. And I won't feel guilty about knitting for the rest of the day!