First, a 3.1 mile run. All I had time for was a 5K. And I knew I could do it in about 25 minutes.
You can measure my level of stress by the speed of my runs. The faster I run, the more adrenaline is already in my system. I ran FAST today – 8:34, 8:08 and 8:24 – INLUCDING HILLS!
Shower –-> Sweaty walk to Faith’s. Matt had to run back to the bakery for a few last minute things, so I put on a dress and walked to the party. Had some honeysuckle on the way for nourishment!
HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY!
Time for a cocktail!
I tasted “Faith’s Fantastic Hibiscus Highball” which was more gin than hibiscus! I mixed it with lots of seltzer and it was yum. I had waaaay too much gin one time when I was, er, not of drinking age yet and don’t think I’ve recovered yet!
Faith and I played
And then I nibbled.
Go bug her for her Minty Pea Pesto! It was fantastic. She promises a recipe soon on her blog!
Also, her homemade crackers were beautiful and awesome!
Mealtime! They had kebabs and beans and salads – food is ALWAYS good there!!
Same with wine!
I had some watermelon for dessert, plus a taste of a delicious lavender cupcake that I split with Matt and some of Andrea’s Swedish Visiting Cake. It was lemony and almondy and fabulous!
But the real party started when Tate brought out the Albemarle Baking Company cake!!! Choa-o-lot!
Perfect ending for the birthday girl. And for me!
We talked and talked and just got home. Ready for bed after this long day!