|Twenty five candles!|
Today, we celebrated my daughter's twenty fifth birthday. I had a high risk pregnancy and almost miscarried her at one point. She was born almost 7 weeks prematurely, but weighed 5 lbs. at birth. She wouldn't nurse and I had to bottle feed her; she would take 1 hour to drink 1 oz. of milk and couldn't finish the 3 oz. bottle. One of my cousins lost her first baby because she wasn't nursing enough and they didn't realize it until the baby got too dehydrated; I was so worried that the same thing might happen with my daughter, too. But, we made it through all that and more!
Today also marks one week since my surgery. My incision seems to have healed nicely. There is no bruising where the port was, just a little tender to the touch, that's all. There is, however, a small, perfectly round bruise on the side of the breast; it doesn't hurt or anything and I noticed it only today. I will ask the surgeon about it when I go to see him, next week.
It rained last night (I love going to sleep while listening to the sound of rain falling) and it has drizzled all day, today. The garden has received a good watering!
We slept in as daughter didn't have to work today. Then, we spent the rest of the morning relaxing. Around 1:30 p.m. we ordered Italian food for our lunch. Daughter prefers to bring the food home to eat, rather than eat in the restaurant, so we went and picked it up. Daughter also picked up a free Starbucks coffee because she received a coupon for her birthday. Then, we came home and ate lunch:
I ordered zuppa toscana, a combination plate of pasta alfredo, lasgna, and chicken parmesan (pictured above); daughter ordered chicken and gnocchi soup and cavatappi pasta with asiago garlic alfredo and shrimp (she had already started eating her lunch, before I could take a picture). There was a package of bread sticks, too, which came with the order. We both ordered a strawberry-passion fruit lemonade each, as well. The whole order came to $34 and some cents (daughter had a 10% off coupon). I ate about a third of my soup, a bread stick, and about half of the lasagna. Daughter ate maybe half of her pasta and a bread stick. There was plenty of leftovers for dinner, too (and probably another meal for us both).
After lunch, we went to the discount clothing store called Fallas Parades and I bought her some clothes and a new purse, as part of her birthday gift. She found some really cute dresses, a warm sweater, and several tops (mostly long sleeved). The dresses are probably better for summer, but, she can wear them with a cardigan or a jacket and leggings and they'll be fine for spring, too.
She said I wasn't supposed to get her any birthday gifts, as I paid for her phone, last summer, and she had told me then that the phone was her Christmas and birthday gifts, both. But, I wanted to get her something to celebrate her 25th birthday.
After our shopping expedition, we came home and had tea. At least, I had tea and daughter had some of her birthday coffee.
We have had a relaxed evening. We had some of the leftovers from lunch for dinner (we shared the rest of the zuppa toscana and daughter had some of her pasta, as well) and cake and ice cream for dessert. Daughter didn't want me to buy her any candles when we shopped for the cake, yesterday, but I had a packet of the small birthday candles and stuck them on the cake. I had candle wax dripping all over the cake by the time I lit all of them! Afterwards, daughter picked off all the bits of wax, before cutting the cake!
Today, I am grateful for:
- My daughter
- Being able to celebrate her birthday with her
- All the birthday wishes that came in for her from family and friends
- A celebratory meal
- All the rain for the garden
3/2 decluttering: 25 birthday candles!
Tomorrow's weather forecast says scattered showers. Daughter will be going out for lunch and possibly some karaoke with her friends. I plan to stay home and relax. I might go grocery shopping to buy some chicken, however, because daughter said she'll cook it for me so I can keep in the freezer to enjoy later.
How was your day? What are your plans for the weekend?