Yesterday I celebrated turning blankety-blank years old! ;) My awesome town has several places one can venture to on their special day to get free food and other goodies. . . so after living in this area for roughly 14 years, I decided to finally take advantage of these offers, and went on my merry way with my sis and later a few friends.
First we did some thrifting. I always love taking a gander at the old books, don't you?
Then came my free breakfast at one of the best places to eat breakfast locally, Northside Grill!
After walking around a little more, it was time for the free Ben & Jerry's scoop, of course I had chocolate fudge brownie. (only the best ice cream ever created.)
We just had to stop into a couple of vintage boutiques, but don't worry, no "fugly" sweaters were purchased for the shop, or us for that matter.
6 free bagels from the world-famous (it's true) Zingerman's Deli.
Lastly, this delicious restaurant gave me a free vegetarian entree. I ended up choosing a cilantro-peanut stir-fry that was DELECTABLE. Thank you to my besties for joining me this evening. I love you bunches!
and p.s. I just had to share this with you guys. Do you remember me ever writing about the Innocence Mission? I've actually mentioned them a few times. The group is one of my very favorite bands to listen to. . . and my brother just bought me their new cd for my birthday. What was so sweet about it was that they left a handwritten 'thank you' note in the envelope with the cd. Made my day! :) Isn't that neat? I want to write them a letter and tell them how much their music has meant to my life. I'm already loving the cd so much!
I'm grateful for having such a lovely birthday! A great big hug and thank you to my spunk-tacular ( I just know she loves that word) sister Dolores for spending the entire day with me!
♥ Hope you all enjoyed your long weekend. ♥