I have decided something. Birthdays are really, really hard on my waistline! We are still in Kingston visiting my parents, and I have been eating like a pig the whole time. Yesterday, we went to visit my brother and his girlfriend, and after a wonderful lunch they surprised me with a scrumptious ice cream cake. It was vanilla ice cream with a chocolate layer in the middle and little chocolates all over the top. Yummmyyyy. My brother cut my piece first and kind of ripped me off, so of course I had to have a second piece :). Then we went to the casino in Gananoque, Ontario, and we ate a huge dinner after gambling for a few hours. And yes, both Mike and I won a little money. Yayyyyy!!!!
Today we took a drive out to a little touristy town called Westport and had a delicious and fattening lunch at a little restaurant called The Tangled Garden Cafe. I had homemade potato and back bacon soup, a clubhouse sandwich with french fries, and a chocolate milk. When we got back to my parents’ house, we had a beautiful pork tenderloin supper, and then my mom and dad surprised me with one of the best birthday cakes ever – chocolate with chocolate icing just like my daddy promised! So, I guess it’s not too hard to believe that I am feeling really quite fat tonight LOL! That’s ok – after my actual birthday tomorrow I can start behaving myself again :).
Ok, enough about food. I have another really fantastic shopping find to show you. Any of you who read my Mystery of the Unknown Visitor post (and all the comments) know that I recently received a surprise gift of a wooden paddle on which was painted “Welcome to the Looney Bin” from my friend Irene. It was just perfect for me because it relates to the name of my blog, my email address, and my life in general. Today while wandering through a gift shop I stopped in my tracks when I saw this sign, and I knew I just had to have it as a friend for my paddle. Isn’t it just perfect? Now I just have to find the perfect spot to hang them.