So the big news in our world in February was that I turned 50!
Due to COVID (I know, everyone is tired of reading that..), it was relatively low-key, and I was happy with that as I got to have parties when I turned 30 and 40. Low-key and casual is perfect! I want to go on a trip with my husband sometime this year, but I need to figure out where I'd like to go and when it may be safer. It looks like things are heading in a healthier direction, and here's to it staying that way. Fingers crossed!
But until the said trip, I was much loved on - my parents visited us (my husband's bday is also around the same time as mine) and came bearing cake, flowers, gifts, and got us all delivery from a fave Italian place.
My mom makes the prettiest gift bows; this photo does not do it justice. I always keep them and often reuse them. :-)
We were treated to dinner at Le Colonial with some dear friends (also bearing gifts and even a champagne toast!). I should have taken a few photos, but we were having fun and enjoying all the delicious food and company - it was fantastic!
My sister sent me cute mini cupcakes! If you haven't tried Baked By Melissa, they make a fun gift.
We also had a post bday/valentine's dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants - basically, it was a month-long celebration with lots of great food, friends, + family. I am all for it and so thankful! :-)
American Dirt was the best thing I read. It's heartbreaking and important. While reading it, I would often think - I have no problems, none. And while, of course, I do, it puts the world in a very different perspective. It's also very topical; the details are not the same, but it sheds light on refugees. Highly recommend!
Better Things came back the very last day of Feb - yay!
Duran Duran was featured on Austin City Limits! This technically hit in January, but I waited and watched it around my birthday. Cue all the smiles!.
If you need a fun, girlfriend-centric show, check out Dollface on Hulu.
I made no-knead bread. I read this cute book (Sourdough: A Novel) and was inspired. I've been making this recipe for years (but there are many similar ones if you Google it), and it never fails. I'm tempted to start a sourdough starter, too...we'll see. Anyway, some bread turned into grilled cheese (yes!). A treat for sure!
We also had many days of "fake Spring" - no complaints!
This dude had his annual check-up and got put on a diet (doh!) - he's not happy about it, but clocked in at 42 lbs and really should be around 35. !!! He's not keen on walking. If you have tips on how to get a beagle-basset to walk, hit me up, please!Here's to peace and health!