Mellow Yellow Monday - A Great Birthday - October 4, 2010
There were only subtle bits of yellow for my birthday yesterday, slices of lemon at a
meal, fans in the decor at Esperpento Restaurant, or other bits of yellow here and
there but I'm going to put my post in Mellow Yellow anyway.
It was a great day from start to finish. I began it at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame,
CA, listening to the fabulous Margie Baker sing jazz, blues, and music from the Great
American Songbook. I didn't get a picture of her this time ( she hates having her picture
taken ) but the other musicians obliged! Keithe was terrific on keyboard and Ken did
his usual great job on bass. Royal delights on drums and he is so sweet!
I love this banner at the Sweetwater Cafe where the Hyatt has their jazz brunch every
Sunday and where Margie Baker performs. There is a hint of yellow in the leaves.
Keith at keyboards and Ken on bass
Royal on drums
For dinner, my family took me to San Francisco's Mission district to eat at a wonderful
Spanish restaurant, Esperpento. The only one missing was my middle son, Alex, who
stayed in West Sacramento to study for a big calculus test tomorrow! His wife, Laura,
who had run in a half marathon in the morning in San Jose, stayed in the area, to join
us for dinner which was so nice, even though she was bone weary and was suffering
from a bum knee ( no matter what, she is always beautiful! ).
The food was fabulous at Esperpento and we had such a wonderful time in thiscrowded,
noisy Mission restaurant.
We had to wait for Shawn and his friend, Dawn, to arrive from Fairfield since he had
Air Force Reserves this weekend. Of course, we put the time to good use with
appetizers. They were yummy - fried calamari, wonderful spicy potatoes, and
Once Dawn and Shawn arrived, we ordered three of their grilled specialities, a seafood
platter, a vegetable platter, and their grilled meats - fabulous, all of them.
Me with my oldest son, Shawn, who will be 40 in December
Shawn with his lovely friend, Dawn
Time for a food shot - here's the grilled seafood!
Me with our family's only girl, my lovely daugher-in-law, Laura
( she looks like this after running a half marathon! )
My son, Jeremy, and his lovely girlfriend, Katie
( don't my sons choose beautiful girls! )
Jeremy will be 26 November 2nd and he HATES having
blog photos taken
Shawn's girlfriend, Dawn, who is a 911 dispatcher
Grilled meat platter
This cake was such a wonderful surprise. Those of you who know me well are aware of
my addiction to marzipan. Katie went home to San Diego last week and brought this
cake back from there. How she managed it on the flight - and got it home and to the
restaurant without my knowledge is beyond m! I was so surprised when it came out
after the meal. It was so delicious and was the most wonderful finale to a wonderful
birthday. If you have to be sixty-six and you can't be in Rome, sharing a birthday with
the best sons and their lovely ladies and a marzipan cake is definitely the way to go!
Thank you, children, for this day - and for my plane ticket to my 45 year
nursing school reunion in New Orleans and for my Droid 2 phone ( I am
definitely keep up with the hip grannies - except I'm not a grannie yet ).
I am participating in Mellow Yellow Monday - join us!!