A couple of weeks ago I celebrated my birthday.
We really didn't have any major plans
Z took me out to dinner the night before my big day,
gave me a new pair of Toms shoes,
& then surprised me with a set of 3 pasta attachments
for my Kitchen Aid.
The reason we didn't make any big plans
for my actual birthday is that we were already
committed to working at a fundraiser for
an organization with which Z is involved.
The event? Oh, it was a clay shoot.
I am not a gun person by any stretch,
but the event did raise quite
a bit of money for a very good cause,
and it was a really interesting and new experience, for sure.
It was a cloudy day, but the landscape was
scenic & peaceful,
at least until the shooting began.
We were both cold & tired after the morning's events,
but finding this lovely package in the mail
from friends Matt & Chris was the best surprise!
I decided that I couldn't wait to try my hand
at pasta making, so I took a trip
to Trader Joe's (of course)
to pick up the necessary ingredients
& a bottle of wine.
At the check out, the cashier found out it was
my birthday & gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers!
It was definitely a birthday of firsts,
but a very good day, indeed.
(oh & the pasta was divine!)