Monday, February 5, 2018

Celebrating Early

My hubby was gone last Friday afternoon through Sunday night on a youth retreat with the teens from our church.  He was one of the drivers as well as a chaperon for the boys.  Since I was by myself, my son and daughter-in-law [Steve & Sharon] took me out to Olive Garden after church to celebrate my birthday [which isn't actually until tomorrow].


I don't know why, but I've never ordered tea at Olive Garden until yesterday.  It was so cold outside [in the teens] and hot tea sounded good.  They serve Tetley tea and I selected Earl Grey.  Sharon ordered the same, and we both enjoyed it.


My meal was Ravioli di Portobello with a salad.  Because we were celebrating my birthday, one of their Piccoli Dolci Desserts was complimentary. I chose the Limoncello Mousse garnished with white chocolate shavings and a sugared lemon jelly slice.  Yum!


A special thanks to Frieda in Texas [a follower of my blog] for the surprise package that arrived in Friday's mail.  


She visited Chip & JoAnna Gaines Magnolia Market before the holidays.  Inside the envelope was a lovely tea towel from The Silos.  I don't watch a lot of television, but I do enjoy Chip & JoAnna's "Fixer-Upper" show, and I would love to visit the Silos someday as well as Ree Drummond's mercantile store [Food Network's Pioneer Lady] near Tulsa, Oklahoma.


I love the vintage car carrying the Christmas tree on top.  It's so JoAnna.  It reminded me of the displays in the Owosso, MI florist ship that I visited the end of last November.


Thank you so much for thinking of me, Frieda, and sending a momento from your beloved home state of Texas.  


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