Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Happy Birthday Alan...

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional."

-Chilli Davis

Yep, we are back from the snow, and now it's time to celebrate Alan's birthday! He is 46 years young today, and still the hunkiest hunk on the block. I wish I could figure out why he doesn't look a day older then when I met him in 1977. It's simply not fair, but it sure is fun. :)

Yesterday, we took our long ride to the snow, and we got as far as Colfax, California, when we were turned back for not having snow chains. Sometimes they let you through, but yesterday they were expecting snow showers in the Sierra, so we were out of luck. I am going to get a set of chains, but I think I will wait until later in the season when they are cheaper. We will get another chance to get up to the snow, maybe in a few weeks, it just depends on the whims of Mother Nature. :) I need some new snow boots anyway. :)

Back to today. Alan and I went out to lunch at Red Robin. YUM. I don't eat out very much anymore, not since I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, but Alan received a certificate for a free hamburger lunch, so I thought it would be nice to have a little treat. I ordered a bowl of French Onion soup, which must have agreed with me, because 2 hours later my blood sugar was 130 mg/dl. A perfectly lovely, acceptable reading! And all is well. I am so happy Alan got to have the burger, he deserved that treat. He has been very supportive of my new eating habits, and most of the time eats the same thing I do. That helps this diabetic more then I can say. :)

Alan was thrilled with the results of the New Hampshire primary. Actually, we were both very pleasantly surprised. As I have mentioned before, he is voting for Hillary Clinton, while I am still a bit on the fence between Clinton and Edwards. I have a few more weeks to make up my mind, but I have to admit, I am beginning to lean towards Hillary. Hmmm... what to do, what to do.

Tonight we will probably just cuddle and watch something on TV. My birthday is coming up on June 29th, and we will probably do something very similar to what we did today, although by then we probably will be talking about how pleased we will be to see the end come to all those annoying political ads. LOL. Life is a cycle after all, and isn't it grand? :)

Happy Birthday Alan


"Happy Birthday Dear Alan"
Red Robin
Pleasanton, California
January 9, 2008


Laura said...

happy birthday alan! you will have to let us young'ns know what it is like to be 46 (i will know in 2 months, LOL).
btw, what, no real picture of the birthday boy?

fdtate said...

Let's all sing the Futurama birthday song...

What day is today?
It's Alan's birthday,
What a day for a birthday,
Let's all have some cake.

Happy birthday, Alan!

DesLily said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Alan!!

IndigoSunMoon said...

Happy Birthday Alan! My birthday was january 5th, and I turned 46 also!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Alan!
Carly glad you two had such a great time!