Monday, February 06, 2006
33 on February 3
Aging angst aside (tempered by getting I.D.'d a few weeks ago), I had an outstanding birthday. Sushi lunch with a friend from work, and then Myron and Tracey joined us at my parents' place for my favourite supper feast (thai squash soup and wraps with outrageous peanut sauce), along with the last bottle of Dirty Laundry Gewurtztraminer Mom and Dad had been saving. We even got to watch the third period of the Canucks game while devouring my requested dessert -- chocoloate cake rolled up with whipped cream inside and chocolate glaze outside. Elijah and Ella obligingly fell asleep early, freeing us up to hang out and laugh till late. Later on I spent an hour going through old photo albums, immersing myself in nostalgia and reflecting on lives well spent.
Waking up at your folks' place is always a treat, isn't it? We lounged around and got a slow start, eventually heading over to Mission Creek Park for a hike and play session. Ran into Ivy's best old friend Mahaila at the playground, to their great joy and we hit the upscale Taco Time Cantina in our old 'hood for lunch before heading back to Summerland. Hockey Night in Canada at Myron and Tracey's later on was a perfect cap to the day, despite the Oilers (somehow, inexplicably MT's favourite team right now) beating the 'nucks in a real sleeper of a game.