Friday, October 23, 2009

October 23, 1951 my birthday

I had a most wonderful birthday today. Went to lunch at Chili's with Meagan and my friend, Maryanne. Tonight was out to dinner with Trish and Jim at the Lakeland Alehouse. After our meal we were served for dessert the biggest brownie with nuts with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, cherries and hot fudge you have ever seen. It was enough for 6 people but the 3 of us worked on it and Jim finished it.
Then shopping with my beautiful daughter, Meagan. We went to Marshall's, Bealls Outlet, Payless Shoes, and Goodwill.
My brother gave me a beautiful bouquet of wildflowers in a coffee can. Over the weekend my sister will take me out to eat again. How many pounds will I gain on my birthday??? I try to eat just half my meal and bring home the rest for later.
Many thanks to all for my most wonderful birthday!! I love all of you!!
Oops, I forgot the most exciting part of my day. I had forgotten what I did this morning! I had to get my driver's license renewed. It went from about $15 to $48 as of October 1st, 2009. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to read the eye chart with my glasses, normally I wear contacts but haven't bought any lately. Now you are required to provide a birth certificate, Social Security card and proof of residence. Before I could take the test I had to FIND my birth certificate and Social Security card. Do you think I could find them, why HECK NO!! Sooo off to Bartow I went to buy a copy of my birth certificate for $15 and then to the SS office which had moved from downtown to way south of town but I didn't know it had moved until I went where I thought it was only to find out it had moved to a new building way south of town. I had to apply for a replacement card which I will receive in about 10 days but they did give me a receipt which the DMV accepted as proof. I also had to take a proof of residence. YES, I did get it renewed for 8 years I think.


Sandra y Coco said...

Happy birthday Becky! What a wonderful day you've had. Coco sends kisses for you!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi my friend Becky
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuu
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuu
Happy Birthday sweet BECKY
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuu!!

What a day you had! All that fun shopping at eating. Oh that Brownie sounded just like the perfect ticket to happiness.
We have never heard of such a terrible bunch of stuff you went through to get your lisence!
Your blog is so pretty Becky

Neas Nuttiness said...

Smack me with a wet noodle. I bought your BD card months ago, but do you think it got mailed?

LOL - you know that I love ya.
We'll celebrate when I get to town (for the 32 seconds that I'll have free!

Jientje said...

Happy (belated, sorry?) Birthday Becky!!

Paula - PAPugMom said...

Happy Belated Birthday Becky! Your celebrating day sounds wonderful.

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday to you!!! Your day sounds amazing. I would love to eat my way through my birthday at wonderful restaurants with fantastic desserts. Yummy! Loved your gift too.
I thought our price increases here in the state of Vermont were terrible but wow, that was a huge increase.
Here's to a most fabulous year for you.

Susan said...

SO sorry I missed your birthday. Sounds like you had a great day.

Neabear said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! That was the day we traveld to Iowa where the RED bush is. I see that you are 5 years older than me. I will be 53 in December. The Florida portion of our trip was in Fort Myers where my son and his family lives currently. My little ladybug lives there. I miss her already. We flew home on Nov 1. I hope we can make the next trip sooner than 2 years. Seems we go every two years. I want to go more often from now on. Guess we better start saving our pennies to make the next trip.

Dawn said...

Happy Belated birthday. I love Chili's. We used to have one here on the Cape but it closed a couple of years ago. This past summer we drove over the bridge (off Cape) to take my husband there for his birthday.

It sounds like quite an ordeal to get your license replaced. I was a bit nervous the last time around about the eye chart too! I wear glasses all the time and I had to get my photo taken with my glasses off. It was a new rule. I thought it was strange.

take care,