I had a wonderful birthday weekend eating and drinking my favorites. On Friday evening we started the pre-birthday celebration with sushi, bagels and Nova Scotia lox and fruit.
Saturday we dropped the Forester off at Subaru to get gussied up for a sale. Tristan couldn't take the Forester with him when he moved (long story) and since the SUV is in my name, I am going to sell it. But, first the blinking check engine and cruise lights need to be dealt with.
A while back I learned that if you screw your gas cap on crooked the Check Engine light will eventually come on. This in turn shuts down the ability to use cruise control. I didn't know this....it's written on the gas cap. That lesson and the acquisition of the vehicle was posted HERE.
After the Forester was dropped off we went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and bought a beautiful new Cuisinart coffee maker in umber. That's what it's called - gorgeous color and looks great in our kitchen with the wooden walls. Our previous coffee maker was still hanging in there but after 7 years we upgraded. It even has a feature for bold making the coffee a bit stronger.
After that we went for a cheeseburger at Cabo's, a locally owned restaurant- perfect. They have homemade fries and it was just the ticket.
Dinner was grilled grouper, a baked sweet potato and broccoli. Aja got her share of treats too, of course. Since it's been so muggy we decided to eat inside and took our wine out to the den to listen to music. What a nice day!
I finished reading an apocalyptic themed book, The Road to Winter by Mark Smith, for my Australian Book challenge and used the Paperwhite. I don't mind physical books but it was nice to tuck the little Kindle into my purse. Recently I joined NetGalley so I could get digital books - free. Who doesn't love free books?!
In between reading I am getting into the crocheting again as I have a nice new hook. The blanket I am working on looks great, if I may pat myself on the back :-) Not that anyone needs a blanket this time of year in North Florida. Man, it's been steamy and hot.
The next celebration is anniversary #34. Very much looking forward to time off and playing. Let's hope the weather cooperates so we get good use out of that convertible.
Bye for now!
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