Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Birthday Fun And A Little Poetry

For my birthday, on Sunday, my husband took me to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch and then in to the mall for a present!

If you've never eaten at The Cheesecake Factory, it's a real treat. It's not cheap but you get an enormous amount of delicious food so it works out OK in the end. Their menu is about 18 pages long and that's no exaggeration. They actually have advertisements from other companies in their menu! I think it's to cover the cost of the damn thing.

They have such a variety of foods that I was worried. Usually when a restaurant has that many different styles of food (bistro, Asian, Italian, etc, etc) then none of it is really all that great. Not so at The Factory! It was all spectacular and delicious! I had an amazing cocktail called the Georgia Peach - Absolut Vodka, Peach Schnapps, peach slices and raspberries all blended. So. Good! I had the chicken medallions with balsamic marinade and asparagus. Dave had the Crispy Beef which was an Asian dish with a delicious sweet/savory sauce. Of course we had to have dessert there but since I'm not actually a big fan of cheesecake, I ordered the Lemoncello torte. *Drool*

After lunch, we went to Victoria Secret were Dave bought me the bra I've been wanting forever. I knew what size I needed from a previous fitting and I knew I wanted wireless. It was $42 and worth every penny. Wearing it now and feeling comfortable and pretty!

I forgot to mention something from a couple of weeks ago...

I bought the Interweave Knits fridge magnet poetry kit. I was going to enter their poetry contest but like most things, bought it, stashed it, forgot until it was too late where it was and why I'd bought it to begin with. sigh. I'm a dolt.

Anyway, I was cleaning up a small riot on our bedroom floor and found it again. I slapped the whole thing on the fridge and left to run some errands. Dave was home on a break and stayed with the boys.

When I left, it was still in one big rectangular piece. When I came home it was taken apart and the boys were having a field day with it! I was trying to make a little poetry but some of the words were missing. I asked T if he was the one who took it apart or was it Daddy? He said Daddy had done it and that's when I noticed the poetry D had left for me...

If you can't read it, it says, "I swell to pleasure you [heart] sheep can join in for fuzzy play."

Yea. Only D can take knitting poetry and make it pornographic! He's a nut!

Later, T came up with this poem...

It says, "I [heart] to knit on sheep for friends." Clever boy that one.

If you've got kids (or silly husbands), I highly suggest getting one of these poetry kits (knitting themed or otherwise). Our boys have been making stuff with these words almost daily since we put them out last month!

I don't feel 38, Ruth!

11 comments:

Heide said...

Happy late birthday! I love refrigerator word magnets and anytime I go someplace that has them I try to leave cryptic messages. Glad you had a lovely dinner out to celebrate.

Nell said...

Happy Birthday! I LOVE cheesecake factory. You can always take a group and everyone can have exactly what they want. Yum! Too bad the wait at the one here is always 3 hours!

CarrieM said...

Happy happy birthday Ruth! Welcome to 38!

I don't mind getting older, so I never feel "old" on or right after my birthday.

knitnzu said...

Happy Birthday! (I picked up one of those fridge poetry sets at a yard sale in a baggie... hmmm, I wonder how it was marketed, words like loin, priapus, wonton, turgid, herculean, tawdry, you get the idea...all on the edge but none quite over)

Becca said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm a few months behind you, but coming up on the same number.

Yummy dinner & dessert, a good bra, and pseudoporno poetry? Sounds like a great way to begin another year.

Corwink said...

Happy Birthday! Hey.....I didn't know we were the same age. Well not anymore. I am younger now. HAAAAA!!!! I catch up in August. Boooo to 38! I am fighting this one.

WandaWoman said...

Happy Birthday! Oops, I owe you a card. Better get on that!! I'm glad you had a great birthday dinner with the hubby.

sophanne said...

Happy birthday!!! 37 , 38- no big diff-

Olga said...

Happy belated to you! Mine was last wednsday-ugh. Way bigger number than you my little chick! Next year lets hook up and have a birthday double decker contest post!

kmkat said...

Happy belated b'day! 38 -- it's just a number.

Marsha said...

Too bad the Interweave Knits contest is over. Your husband's poem surely would have won first prize! Or at least raised a few eyebrows there. :)