But on this day, Kathy came to celebrate and put all those thoughts behind her.
While Kathy (with help from Bleubeard) used the restroom (as an aside, what IS IT about cats and toilets?),
I tried to get a photo of Squiggles who obviously felt trapped at the top of the stairs when he couldn't get into the office.
Nope, he wasn't about to sit still for me, but growled and cried loudly. Everyone who visits my place tells me that he is MY cat and it shows.
I asked Kathy to describe the jewelry she was wearing and then asked for a picture of everything she made, from the earrings to the necklace, the bracelet, and ring. Have I not mentioned Kathy is over the top in everything she does?
It was time for me to present Kathy with her gift.
I kept snapping photos
as she opened her unceremoniously wrapped gift.
It was easy to tell when she realized what it was!
Here she's enjoying a few of the pages before we head to lunch at Legends, the restaurant at the airport that has fabulous buffets.
I seem to have gotten several photos of the art, the flowers,
and the booth we sat in, but none of our food or drink, which was coffee and water. So much for planning ahead.
This was "South of the Border" day, and I was a bit underwhelmed with the salad, as well as the entire fare. Sally and I have been for "Mediterranean" day, "Taste of Italy" day, and "baked potato, soup, and salad" day, but never experienced the influence of Mexico before. But Kathy picked the day, so I made the best of it.
There was no vegetarian soup like there normally is.
So I skipped the soup, but would have liked to have one of those doilies (grin).
The only salad offering was here. There were more dressings than salad!
There were lots of sauces for dipping red, green, and natural colored chips, though.
Of course, I had to get a photo of some of the decorations.
There were no veggies, only tamales, enchiladas, and something you could make using pulled pork and tortillas.
I think I liked the copper pot better than what was on the menu. And the only dessert was sopapillas.
Although we got there soon after the lunch buffet started, by the time we left, they were setting up for the dinner meal. Neither of us went back for seconds, but we both enjoyed the big pot of coffee the server left. It had been so long since we had seen each other, we spent the time catching up in each others' lives.
Back at the house, Kathy tried to get me to go shopping at Michael's, Mrs. O'Leary's, or Hobby Lobby. But I declined because I feel I have enough STUFF. And even though I had failed to get photos of our drinks at the restaurant, I managed to get a photo of my coffee and Kathy's diet cola we had left on the table.
As Kathy was packing her book and other goodies I gave her,
I retrieved this box from her car. It held more things she didn't want, but had forgotten to give me before.
Of course, you've seen one of the things in the box, was this stack of gelatin printed rounds.
Thanks for joining us for Kathy's birthday, sharing T with us, and receipt of her Kings and Queens AB.
Now it's your turn to share your T time with us. The rules are simple. Tie in some way, your post back to a drink, whether it's a book, movie, vessel that holds a liquid, special tea cup or tea pot, even a glass of water, your art, whether traditional, hybrid, or digital, or photos of a special place you have visited, then please link below. Bleubeard and I will be by to visit, but I'll probably leave Squiggles home.
I would be remiss if I didn't remind you to start digging up your Second on the 2nd post.