This past Wednesday I became older. Well, every day I'm a day older, but this was my birthday. I am now officially older than dirt. Ha, ha! It was a nice day though.
I slept in, had a nice breakfast, watched some TV and then got ready to go to the nursing home where Joe was preaching. I am taking lots of precautions in there and staying 6 feet or more from any of the patients. Before Covid I used to go up to each of them, hold their hands and talk to and/or pray with them. Now I stay my distance.
After the service was over, we drove to our favorite Japanese restaurant. I'm still not feeling terrific, but I wanted to do SOMETHING to celebrate the day. I figured that Japanese food is very light and wouldn't lay in my stomach and make me sick. I was right.
Joe ordered a beef bento box. It came with miso soup and a salad. In the box was a seasoned beef with onions, shrimp and vegetable tempura, fried potato balls, rice, and sushi. It looked really good, but I could never eat that much food. I did steal a broccoli tempura though. Yum.
I ordered vegetable yaki soba. I have not been eating enough veggies and this just hit the spot. The noodles are very fine and made out of buckwheat. It had mushrooms, scallions, carrots, broccoli, onions and green peppers in it. And best of all it did not upset my stomach. I ate about half of it and brought the rest home.
We had eaten rather early, so we waited awhile until we were hungry enough for cake. I finished up the birthday cake my sister had given to me on Christmas.
It was a great day.
Joe gave me four gifts: a silver and marcasite watch, a beautiful necklace and matching earrings, and what he went into the jewelry store for the other day. A beautiful turquoise butterfly ring. Without even knowing my ring size, he got a ring that fits me perfectly. I love it.
And now it's back to real life and to New Year's Eve. We have nothing planned for the evening. I had recorded "The Sound of Music" when it was on a couple of weeks ago and I think we might watch that. Or "Frozen" which was on last night but we didn't have time to watch.
Before I end this, I want to thank you for being a reader this past year. Your comments and support mean a great deal to me. I hope all of you have a wonderful New Year. Happy 2022 to you all.