Today, I celebrate 28 years of life. Even though, I’m getting older, I don’t mind it. Every year, I feel I grow as a person and learn so much more. Here’s to many more happy years!
Danny made my birthday breakfast this morning!
His famous waffles. It’s his specialty.
These were the best yet. He used the banana nut recipe from Veganomicon.
They tasted just like banana bread. Delicious! Thanks Danny!
Along with breakfast, Danny gave me a card. With Hobbes on the front! Well, not really, but the resemblance is uncanny! You see, Hobbes is what I like to call ‘one of a kind’. We have never seen a dog that looks like him so to find this card was quite special.
I had to spend the next 6 hours of my birthday doing chemistry. No, I’m not bitter. Why do you ask?
I heated up some leftover soup to take with me for lunch.
I love my new thermos. Spoon included!
Once chemistry was over (thank God!), I scarfed down a snack before heading out for a run.
My usual - cashews and raisins.
For today’s run, I drove up to Forest Park.
I just had to take advantage of this rainless day.
The main trail is marked along the way. I ran 4 miles in and then 4 miles back for 8 miles total.
I got a little muddy, but overall it was a great run. I left my Garmin at home so I could just enjoy the run without worrying about my pace.
For dinner, Danny took me to one of my favorite restaurants, Dick’s Kitchen.
I decided to stray from my usual order, the Portobello Burger and instead went with the Field Roast Italian Sausage. It was served in a hoagie with sauteed onions and peppers and whole grain mustard. Danny and I also shared an order of fries.
It was good, but I think the Portobello Burger still wins in my book.
When we arrived back home, it was time for presents and cake! We decided my birthday present from Danny this year would be my entry fee into the Portland Marathon. It’s expensive, and we’re on a budget. :)
But I had other gifts to open.
Check this out!!!
Danny’s parents, Jack and Kathi, sent me a whole box of vegan goodies. Cookies, pancake mix, french toast mix, coconut, vanilla wafers, coconut butter (!!!!), and chocolate syrup.
As well as, 3 new cookbooks - Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook, and The Voluptuous Vegan.
I also received a gift card to H&M from my parents!
Shopping and food, my family knows me very well. :)
And last, but certainly not least, it was cake time. Danny picked up two pieces of cake from a vegan bakery here in Portland called Sweetpea. He somehow managed to bring them home unscathed after a ride on his bicycle. He bought one chocolate and one coconut cream. The coconut cream was my favorite. So good! We saved two more slices for tomorrow. :)
It was such a wonderful birthday.