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Thursday, September 18, 2014

A relaxing day enjoying some quiet birthday time.

Where are we today ?
          Somebody had a birthday today that lives in our house and it wasn't me. To begin the perfect day for her she slept in until almost 8am! A rare occurrence and a nice treat for her. Nothing exciting today, just the way we like it. Did not need to go to Ma's house so just puttering around with a nice sunny morning. I ran a few errands and she made a few phone calls.
         Then at 11 am headed into Kitchener to have lunch with her Mom and Dad at Mother's Pizza Parlor and Spaghetti house in Kitchener. An interesting history here of a great restaurant that used to have 120 locations across Canada until the 1989 when they were taken over. Reopened in 2013 with two locations, one in Hamilton and the other here in Kitchener Ontario. 
         We have great memories of good food and service and children's birthday parties from back in the 70's and 80's.
      The atmosphere was great as it used to be and service excellent as well. Our friendly waitress remembers celebrating her birthday parties at Mother's when she was a pre teen.
        I ordered one of my favorites, the small lunch Mushroom Madness spaghetti with Caesar salad, still as great as I remembered. Not so small but a nice small price.
        Bonus here for those that need it they do offer gluten free pasta and pizza.
Suzie had her favorite Fettuccini Alfredo w/chicken
 and caesar salad
          Suzie's Mom and Dad ordered Fish and chips that looked equally delicious as well.
          I had mentioned that this was Suzie's birthday lunch with her Mom and Dad and as a lot of places do they supplied a free very tasty desert for us to share with a sparkler on top and 6 waitresses to sing her Happy birthday!
so tasty and very rich
          They took her picture with a Polaroid Camera, just like way back when, except this polaroid was digital! Technology gotta love it.
the birthday girl
      Then we headed back to Camp Awesome and enjoyed a quiet afternoon. Reading for a while and I got some lawn mowing for 40 minutes until the mower deck quit. Apparently the charging system is not functioning on the mower, so I just do 40 minutes a day in sections until the 3 1/2 hours is done then start over again.
how about a nice afternoon snooze in the sun on your birthday?
         No supper tonight after that awesome lunch so were at the arena in time for grandson number 4's final hockey tryout. To be placed on a novice team.
pretty good hockey for these 7 year olds.
Overhead radiant tube heaters kept us toasty warm too.
         After the game back home to enjoy some outside reading until 7:30 even bundled up getting too cold so inside we go for the night. Kinda reminds me of Arizona in the winter. Warm sunny days and cold nights.
         That was our fun day and just the way Suzie wanted to spend her birthday, sure do love this woman so easy to please.
         Any who just wanna thank y'all for stopping by again for a visit.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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31 comments:

  1. A very happy birthday to you Suzie. What a wonderful gesture on the part of the restaurant. Great looking birthday photo.

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    1. It was a nice surprise, a great way to end a perfect meal.

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  2. Happy Birthday Suzie, hope you had a great day!

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  3. Happy Birthday Suzie, glad you had a good day.

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  4. Happy Birthday Suzie. Glad to see George let you sleep in a bit today.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  5. Nice special day for Suzie. Glad she had a great time on her 29th birthday. :c)

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    1. Hmm, even the waitress guessed it was her 29th birthday too!

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  6. Happy Birthday Suzie, sounds like you had a great day!

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. Thanks Ruth she said she enjoyed it too.

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  7. Suzie, Here is hoping that your birthday was as great as you desired and that you have many more just like it.

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  8. Looks like a great time on Suzie's birthday.

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  9. Happy Birthday to Suzie! This is birthday week around our family too. It seems we have spurts of them. This week it's Terry, our SIL and our DIL. Thank goodness we're not putting all those candles on one cake!

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes. And enjoy all your birthdays this week too.

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  10. Now...I meant to say, "happy Birthday Suzie!" Hope you had a great day!

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  11. Happy Birthday Suzie..... looks like you had a special one... sparkler and all! The only thing I didn't see was you getting a "doggie fix" ;-)

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    1. It was a great day for her, more doggie fixes soon.

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  12. Happy Birthday Suzie ........... looks like you celebrated in style!

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  13. A birthday well celebrated. I sense you had a good day Suzie.

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  14. Happy Birthday, Suzie! I didn't remember, if I knew, that our birthdays were so close! I hope you had a wonderful day. The meal looks great!

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    1. Thanks Pat your party be coming up soon too.

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  15. Our very best Birthday wishes to Suzie! Sound and looked like a nice celebration.

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  16. A Happy Belated Birthday to Suzie!
    I had read somewhere that Mother's was re-opening. Have to check out the one here in Hamilton one day. I worked in three of their Hamilton locations as assistant manager back in the 80s. Saw the "writing on the wall" so to speak, and moved on before they collapsed.

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