Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Wandering Birthday Celebration

My husband Ray had his birthday today. He started off with a good breakfast of homemade waffles and sausage. He had a late night with his garage band last night so he pretty much doddered the morning awake.

A local restaurant always sends each of us a $10 coupon on our respective birthdays and our wedding anniversary. We usually use them. We did lunch at the place since Ray didn't know if they did their superlative burgers at dinner time and a good burger with fries was what he was in the mood for. I had fish and chips. leaving the fatty batter behind, but eating everything else. We didn't have coffee; we were planning that somewhere else.

From there we drove to the place 45 km away where we got our metal roofing from and returned the chimney kit and vent closures we didn't use -- $120 refund! We continued east on Highway 7 another 32 km to Madoc and its Almost Perfect Coffee shop. Ray had their JamaicaMeCrazy blend and I had their Brazil Bahia Blue. We also had treats (to stand in for birthday cake): a date square for Ray and a caramel topped brownie for me (so much for the diet today!).

We turned around and headed back to the Peterborough. I wanted to stop at Almost Perfect to check what they had for tea (I've gotten some nice boxes of Celestial Seasonings teas for a buck in the past) and to get Ray a bag of potato chips as his final birthday treat. No Celestial Seasonings, but I got a Tazo sampler box for Christmas as well as some Tetley Red Tea.

Our last stop was the Independent grocery store for milk. The Kawartha Dairy milk is 19 cents more than the Sealtest milk at Mac's, but it is good quality and locally produced. I also found some discounted bananas for eating, waffles, and baking!

It was dark when we got home, but only 5:30 pm by the clock -- November darkness!

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