19 January 2009

Food Hangover

Today is the last day of what has been a wonderful birthday weekend; MLK Jr. Day is a federal holiday and, as such, my place of work is closed. Part of me wishes I'd taken more time off, 'cause I don't want this birthday to end. In addition to all the goodies he brought home Thursday night, and the onesie, my husband also bought me a completely unexpected gift (more on that in another post), then last night took me out to one of the best steakhouses ever.

After an evening of pear martini, an assortment of cheeses from around the world (included a triple-cream Australian cheese that was to die for), champagne, a petite filet, shrimp scampi, wine, sauteed spinach, roasted new potatoes with rosemary, all followed by slivers of chocolate chip pecan pie AND turtle cheesecake garnished with ice cream and two birthday candles, I was quite happily stuffed, and glad that I'd worn stretchy-waisted pants.

This morning I'm still feeling a bit logey from eating all that rich food, but it was totally worth it. I've always been a foodie, and last night was foodie heaven.

Being my last day off before going back to work, and given my food hangover, I plan to take it easy today. I've got a couple of errands to run, but other than that I plan to be a happy slug, awash in memories of food and the knowledge that I am well and truly loved.

This is going to be a wonderful year.


Nan said...


Sounds fab- I always love to hear when one of my friends has a great -long-birthday celebration. Keep celebrating- I know I celebrate you're being here every day-

Carrie Lofty said...

Happy birthday, sweetie! Glad you had a great time.