I awoke on my birthday yesterday to a bouquet of bright flowers sitting in my kitchen. I always can appreciate some pretty flowers! I started my morning off with a relaxing yoga session….
…and followed it up with a delicious birthday breakfast: chocolate chip banana pancakes drizzled with cashew butter. Cashew butter is my current favorite nut butter!
Birthdays always make me appreciate just how many people care about me. All day long I received calls, texts, cards, and gifts from the people I love. I’m definitely a lucky woman!
I got not one but TWO Edible Arrangement deliveries – one from my parents, and one from my friend Danielle. I suppose that they really know that the way to my heart is through chocolate and fruit! My hubby gave me a bunch of music books for the piano… because he’s getting me a piano! I played the piano for 12 years, but haven’t consistently played in recent years because I don’t have a piano. Well, that’s about to change now that I’ll have one at home. I dream of one day owning a Baby Grand piano, but for now, a decent used one will certainly be sufficient. 😉
For dinner last night, A and I headed to a super yummy casual restaurant that I would recommend to anyone wanting delicious, healthy food called Lotus Cafe. I ordered vegetarian chili + black bean enchiladas; he had tomato & artichoke soup + a mushroom pasta dish. Afterwards we found a new wine bar/restaurant that we really liked in the area for an after dinner drink.
In between all of the above, after getting work done, I headed to a rejuvenation facility for what I thought would be an afternoon of pampering to treat myself on my birthday. What took place was way more kookiness than I had anticipated. When I called the facility prior to going in, the woman said that a “specialist” would be with me for the afternoon, but it was more like me getting worked on by a bunch of different fancy machines. However, I tried a bunch of holistic treatments that I had never done before, and since this is a healthy living blog, I thought I’d share my thoughts on them with you all.