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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My, my, how can I resist it

When I retired back in February, the physician group at the hospital gave me a gift certificate for two nights at a bed and breakfast in Napa Valley. So tomorrow we're finally going to use it - my birthday is Friday and this seemed like a perfect time. We'll be heading back on Friday morning, meet my daughter and her family for a mid-day showing of Mamma Mia (yes, we're nerdy ABBA fans), and then on to my son's house for a joint birthday celebration for me and my grandaughter, Vika, who turned 7 yesterday.

It promises to be a relaxing and fun couple of days. I also received a gift VISA card to go along with the B&B so we can have a nice dinners and buy some wine!

AND, this birthday is a milestone - I turn 62 and can finally get back some of those dang social security dollars I've been paying since I was 16! And get them, I will. Already signed up.

So, here's to pinot noirs, rolling hills of vineyards, sleeping in, and Dancing Queen.

12 comments:

Jenni said...

Have a great time in Napa! I look forward to seeing you (and Mamma Mia) on your birthday!

namaste said...

oh wow! sounds like you have a GREAT week ahead of you. enjoy enjoy enjoy! and happy early birthday to you!

:)

~m

Desert Diva said...

I love Napa. Have a great time and a wonderful birthday! Don't worry, I love ABBA too!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Wow! Everything in that last line ... sounds like heaven! Enjoy :)

ira said...

Have a blast!!! :)

DianeCA said...

Enjoy Napa Valley, I envy you! I am sure it is beautiful this time of year. Have a happy birthday and yes do rake in those SS dollars. Its about time hehehe!

Cheers or Skål as we say in scandinavia to pinot noirs, rolling hills of vineyards, sleeping in, and Dancing Queen. You deserve it.

Fleur de Lisa said...

I am an ABBA fan too and want to go see the movie Friday. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and enjoy a glass of pinot noir for me! :)

MMrussianadoption said...

have a happy. congrats

CHATTI PATTI said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU TOMORROW, SANDI!! Can't wait to hear of your adventure at the B&B!!! LOL

Chris said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May you have many, many more and an awesome day! ;)

Nikki said...

You do the coolest stuff! I can't wait to retire! Napa Valley is gorgeous and I am an ABBA nerd too! I am excited for the movie...can't wait for pictures and a report. I am sure Ed will not disappoint in the funny department! :)N

Luz said...

Happy 62nd! You give me something to look forward to! Can't wait to hear all the fun you had on your trip. I too am looking forward to seeing Mamma Mia. Here's to lots of nerdy music by ABBA!