This year our annual February Birthday party was smaller and earlier in the month. We are minus a couple since they moved to Ithaca. So, Lou and Peggy came over with their daughter, Michaela. Lou is the February birthday from their family and I am the one from our family. I made my favorite meal: Beef bourguignon and salad with goat cheese. I usually make a yummy chocolate cake, but Lou and Peggy brought the dessert this year. We had an excellent muscat dessert wine from South Africa with our cake....yummy. Pete was asking me earlier what I wanted to do for my birthday. I'm hoping to go out to dinner. But, this year we will be going to Brazil, so that will do for a celebration. And, this birthday is a big one for me. I can't believe I will be (gasp) 40! People say, "you don't look 40!" but I secretly think they are just saying that to be nice. I just noticed today that all the Clairol rinse has all but disappeared! Yep, it's time to "wash that gray right out of my hair" again. And send it on its way.
That's it for now. I realize I am no longer young! Boo hoo. Isn't 40 middle age? Say it isn't so! This growing old gracefully will take some work.