A few days before my birthday, which was last weekend, my husband sent me these gorgeous flowers. Aren't the colors beautiful? Orchids -- one of my favorite flowers -- always look so dramatic in an arrangement. The hydrangeas have quite an impact too. I think the pale green flowers are a type of hydrangea, but I'm not sure. The florist he uses does such amazing work.
I had a great birthday this year. I started the day by going to the gym. Instead of making New Year's resolutions, I like to make birthday resolutions, and getting more exercise is at the top of my list. After my workout, my hubby and I went to the movies -- a small, independent theater that serves beer and wine (we enjoyed a couple of Newcastles with our popcorn -- so much for the workout!). The movie we saw was "Silver Linings Playbook." It was very good. Next, we stopped by our favorite wine shop for a tasting and light lunch. That evening, we had dinner at a Greek restaurant that has the most wonderful crepes for dessert. We always order ours with Nutella and sliced banana -- heavenly! I was also treated to phone calls from my best friend and my niece, her husband and their 3-year-old son, who sang "Happy Birthday" to me. To top it off, my husband gave me two wonderful presents: a pair of earrings by my favorite jeweler, and a cuddly pullover top by Merrell. It was a terrific birthday all around!