Mixing things up on my birthday 1


Today is my 40th birthday! I have had a wonderful day!

When I woke up in the morning, I went to Starbucks to get my free birthday drink! I got a decaf iced flat white with sugar free vanilla and sugar free cinnamon. A flat white is like a latte only with more coffee and less foam. I ordered via the app, and since the drive through line looked like it was about 10 minutes long (seriously there were about 10 cars in line!) I decided to go in to get my drink.

I ordered via the app while I was in the parking lot and then immediately went in, so my drink wasn’t ready. A barista asked me which order I was waiting for, and he found it several tickets further along the line. He was very nice and let me jump the line and made my drink right away! Then because I had Hestia with me, he offered me a puppachino.

For those who don’t know, a puppachino is a small cup of whipped cream for dogs that they give out free. Normally since Hestia is a working service dog, I don’t let her have one. But today’s my birthday so I decided she and Ollie would get a treat!

I gave her half of the puppachino in the car when we got in and she LOVED it! Like seriously she acted like it was one of the best things she’s ever eaten in her life! I took half of it home to Ollie, who enjoyed it but not nearly as much as Hestia did.

After I drank my drink, Brad let me read some of the new Twilight book from Edward’s point of view out loud to him while he got ready for the day.

Then we headed out to Jaipur which is an Indian restaurant we haven’t tried before. My sister bought us lunch/dinner! We got alu tikki (spiced potatoes), garlic naan (garlic bread), vegetable vindaloo (a spicy tangy dish), bhindi bhaji (an okra dish), and lamb kashmiri (a lamb dish made with fruit). It smelled very good on the way home and I couldn’t wait to eat it!

After lunch, I started watching Super Troopers as my friend Scarlet and I had been talking about the movie. I had to pause it when my amazon order arrived– my new KitchenAid mixer arrived! It is an awesome mixer and the nicest deep teal color. The color has been discontinued, so we got a refurbished mixer. It looks great! I have to wash the bowl and paddles before using it, so I haven’t tried it yet. But we did get some pictures of me with it!

In the pictures, I’m wearing another of my birthday presents, a dress from Brad’s parents! It’s a dusky rose color dress, long with capped sleeves.

After a quick picture session, I made some maple syrup sweetened rice krispie treats and put them in the fridge to harden.

I was almost late starting the watch party for Airplane! Airplane is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I invited lots of friends and family to watch it with me via Netflix Party. It was really fun to watch the movie and to talk with friends and family while it was on.

After the movie, we took some pictures of Brad with my rice krispie treats, and now I’m writing my blog entry. After this I’ll finish watching Super Troopers and then read more Twilight until bedtime.

What a lovely day! Thanks to everyone who wished me happy birthday today and who helped make my day so special!

Below are some pictures from my day.

Hestia, a small white and black dog, is seat belted in the car and licks a puppachino.
Hestia, a small white and black dog, is seat belted in the car and licks a puppachino.
Hestia sticks her tongue out to get that whipped cream!  You can also see my drink in the cup holder.
Hestia sticks her tongue out to get that whipped cream! You can also see my drink in the cup holder.
With the sun shining in and lighting up Hestia's head, she is about halfway done with the puppachino!
With the sun shining in and lighting up Hestia’s head, she is about halfway done with the puppachino!
A not very good picture of Ollie, a silver standard poodle, licking the rest of the puppachino at home in the bedroom.
A not very good picture of Ollie, a silver standard poodle, licking the rest of the puppachino at home in the bedroom.
Shot from high above, a smiling white woman holds a small white and black dog and rests her hand on a dark teal mixer on a kitchen counter. A small painting of half an avocado hangs on a yellow wall behind her, with a white door and white cabinets on the perimeter.
Shot from high above, a smiling white woman holds a small white and black dog and rests her hand on a dark teal mixer on a kitchen counter. A small painting of half an avocado hangs on a yellow wall behind her, with a white door and white cabinets on the perimeter.
Shot from waist height, a smiling white woman holds a small white and black dog and rests her hand on a dark teal mixer on a kitchen counter. Her light mauve, floor-length dress has lacy sleeves and lace overlays in two wide horizontal stripes under the waist.  The dog looks downward forlornly as it wraps its from leg across the woman's arm.
Shot from waist height, a smiling white woman holds a small white and black dog and rests her hand on a dark teal mixer on a kitchen counter. Her light mauve, floor-length dress has lacy sleeves and lace overlays in two wide horizontal stripes under the waist.  The dog looks downward forlornly as it wraps its from leg across the woman’s arm.
Closeup of a dark teal Kitchenaid mixer on a gray granite countertop in front of a yellow wall. Blurry in the foreground on the left quarter of the picture is the back of a woman's head. Her smiling reflection is in the stainless steel bowl of the mixer.
Closeup of a dark teal Kitchenaid mixer on a gray granite countertop in front of a yellow wall. Blurry in the foreground on the left quarter of the picture is the back of a woman’s head. Her smiling reflection is in the stainless steel bowl of the mixer.
Closeup of a dark teal Kitchenaid mixer on a gray granite countertop in front of a yellow wall. There's a blurry green bell pepper on the glass stovetop in the foreground and one on top of the mixer, an onion resting on the top of the bowl, a yellow squash leaning up against the bowl from the counter, and three tiny red potatoes clustered at the base of the mixer.
Closeup of a dark teal Kitchenaid mixer on a gray granite countertop in front of a yellow wall. There’s a blurry green bell pepper on the glass stovetop in the foreground and one on top of the mixer, an onion resting on the top of the bowl, a yellow squash leaning up against the bowl from the counter, and three tiny red potatoes clustered at the base of the mixer.
A plate of Indian food!  On the bottom is lamb kashmiri, the vegetable vindaloo is on the left, the bhindi bhaji is on the top, and the garlic naan on the right.  Rice is in the middle.
A plate of Indian food! On the bottom is lamb kashmiri, the vegetable vindaloo is on the left, the bhindi bhaji is on the top, and the garlic naan on the right. Rice is in the middle.
Brad is a man with a very very short beard wearing a multicolored flower shirt, a black and white flower tie, a blue scarf, a purple blazer, and a white hat with blue and purple flowers on it.  He holds up a 9x13 baking dish with rice krispie treats in it and smiles.
Brad is a man with a very very short beard wearing a multicolored flower shirt, a black and white flower tie, a blue scarf, a purple blazer, and a white hat with blue and purple flowers on it. He holds up a 9×13 baking dish with rice krispie treats in it and smiles.
Brad pretends to eat the entire tray of treats!
Brad pretends to eat the entire tray of treats!
Brad makes an o with his mouth as he poses next to the treats.
Brad makes an o with his mouth as he poses next to the treats.
Brad laughs while holding up the treats.
Brad laughs while holding up the treats.
A picture of the treats, they have brown rice cereal and a dark glaze made of peanut butter and maple syrup.
A picture of the treats, they have brown rice cereal and a dark glaze made of peanut butter and maple syrup.

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  • Danny & Sheldon

    Happy birthday, Veronica! It was so fun to watch Airplane with you! Your day sounds great! Say hi to Hestia and Ollie for Sheldon and me!