Credit where credit is due: I grabbed the image above from a Medium post written by a woman named Joanne Huspek a few years ago on her own 62nd birthday: "62 Things to Do When You Turn 62." The number of candles in the image does give one pause -- but hey, as my Grandma once said about aging (and as I have quoted on this blog many times), "Consider the alternative...!"
I'm not sure how many of the things on the list I did today ;) but I had a pretty good, busy day. This morning, we went to a well-known art gallery near us, where I have a membership, for the first time since the pandemic began. It was good to be back! We wore masks, but there were very few other visitors there, thankfully.
After that, we headed to the bookstore for a browse. I had both a $50 gift card from my sister and a 20% off birthday email burning a hole in my pocket (lol), on top of my membership card, which gave me yet another 10% off. I picked up "The McCartney Legacy, Volume 1: 1969-73" as well as (just guess...!) Prince Harry's memoir, "Spare" (I couldn't resist). That one was discounted by 25%. With my gift card and all the discounts, I wound up paying a grand total of $4.82 for two hardcovers (which have gotten REALLY expensive lately!). Score!!
After that, we went to the supermarket to pick up some wine for dinner, cupcakes for dessert, and pizza slices for lunch. We ordered takeout for dinner from one of our favourite restaurants. And BIL & SIL dropped by a for a little while, with a gift. Just guess what it was -- SIL knows me well, lol. Guess I'll be taking the copy I bought back to the store next week...! ;)
Tomorrow, the best present of all: a haircut! :)