First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for the warm birthday wishes on the various social media sites that I am hopelessly addicted to It was so nice to be remembered! I had a lovely birthday weekend. We mostly celebrated on Saturday. First we went to the Fall Festival at Jake’s school. We let the kids play a bunch of carnival-type games and pick some prizes. They had food there too so we had lunch (the chili was actually pretty good for cafeteria style!) and watched some of the kids perform Irish step dancing. They were really cute! I picked up our wrapping paper fundraiser orders and I could not resist hitting the bake sale table on the way out. For Drew and myself I picked up these unbelievably decadent brownies: a layer of brownie with chocolate chunks, topped with a delicious peanut butter cream, and then sprinkled with peanuts, M&Ms, and marshmallows. Wow… they were awesome!
After that we relaxed at home a bit (well, not Drew — he did some yard work). Then we drove down to Westchester. We had a gift card for Terra Rustica in Briarcliff Manor, so we decided to eat there while my mother-in-law watched the boys. It was delicious. We hadn’t eaten there in quite some time, and I think the ownership changed, but both of our meals were delicious. (Yeah, clearly neither of us is thinking about taking diet pills — we’d rather indulge in yummy Italian food). After that we took the boys to The Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t exactly cooperate. It was drizzly and extremely windy. We enjoyed ourselves, but it would have been more fun if the weather was nicer and we didn’t feel the need to rush through. Still, the pumpkin carvings were very cool and it’s a fun event. The drive home was horrible with the downpours and the wind. And then once we got home we realized that our power was out! Ugh. Luckily it came back on shorly before 10, but the boys were freaking without their nightlight. (Thank goodness for my Glade Wisp!!! It worked in a pinch.)
Sunday, my actual birthday, we didn’t do much. The boys took me to Friendly’s for lunch and then I tried unsuccessfuly to find a new pair of jeans. That was about it! I just relaxed at home for the rest of the day. Yesterday I was busy grocery shopping, doing laundry, and finishing up an article. And today is another cold, rainy, and windy day. I expect to get a bit of snow tonight — probably just a dusting for us, but Albany might get an inch and the Berkshires will likely get 2-4 inches! Crazy!