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Birthday Weekend in Michigan

August 12th, 2014 at 09:00 am

I had a great time in Michigan this weekend. I boated, swam, ate steaks from the grill, drank wine on the deck, played cards, and overall just enjoyed myself immensely.

On Saturday, my SIL took me to her painting class and I produced a masterpiece (NOT) and brought it home. More on that later ...

My spending: $62 on gas, $5 for a car wash, $62 on clothing, $11 on food.

I didn't expect to buy clothing, but when I loaded my painting into the car on Monday morning, I accidentally wiped it against my pants. It was an oil painting with heavy application, so it was still wet. My good black pants were ruined. I was heading to a meeting at my old college, so I just had to apologize a lot and cover myself with paper towels. But after the meeting, I found a superstore and bought a replacement pair for $25. While at the store, I also found a perfect black purse of the type I'd been looking for, and it was another $37. What can I say. It was my birthday and I was feeling expansive.

Later that day I met with my old college professor, and it was such a good time! He asked for my life story, and boy, he got it! I can hardly believe he listened so attentively, but he assured me it was entertaining. We promised to stay in touch, and I hope we will.

So, all in all, I'm feeling really good, ready to rest up and get back in the swing of things!

8 Responses to “Birthday Weekend in Michigan”

  1. snafu Says:

    What a wonderful description of a very enjoyable weekend that celebrated an important birthday. Loving relatives, boating, good food with wine, art class plus new slacks and handbag that will evoke positive memories whenever worn. So interesting to have the opportunity to meet up with a college prof to tell him your activities. I know DH is always thrilled when former students make contact to tell him about their endeavours, usually asking about new career directions or update him on unanticipated accomplishments.

  2. SecretarySaving Says:

    I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday weekend! Happy belated birthday!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm glad you had a good birthday weekend and were able to find replacement pants - good black dress pants (at least for me) are always a chore and a half to locate.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    What a terrific way to celebrate your birthday. Happy birthday!

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    Happy belated birthday. Smile

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Glad you had a wonderful birthday!

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you, everyone!

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!

    Sounds like a very nice way to celebrate your special day. Smile

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