Because she can't be here for my actual birthday later on in the month, my daughter came into town last evening to treat me to a celebratory dinner and an evening out. We did our downtown's "First Friday" thing where all the stores and shops stay open later. It was fun, but chilly walking around and popping in and out of interesting boutiques. It was also fun seeing many friends on the sidewalks and in the stores, one of the perks of living in the same small town most of our lives.
Afterwards, we made a quick stop at the local "dollar store" for necessities, then we traveled the 15 miles to another town to my very favorite tavern/restaurant for dinner. The "Main View" is situated on Main Street in the middle of the downtown area of this quaint, Victorian Era town. This tavern serves many wonderful dishes, but my favorite is the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. Last night I splurged and had their home breaded onion rings with it, and a beer (1). I followed this meal with a piece of peanut butter silk pie. When our waiter brought the check, my daughter mentioned that it was my birthday. The waiter said that it is the custom of the bar to serve a "shot" of anything to the birthday celebrant. I chose a shot of "Crown Royal" at my daughter's suggestion. I have never had "Crown" before. Man is that stuff smooth! Wow!
After we got home, (with darling daughter driving, of course) we stayed up until the wee hours visiting. I rolled into bed about 2:00 AM. At 4:30 I woke up with a pounding headache, my stomach roiling, and feeling generally like hell. I tossed and turned, and fought the covers. Sometime around 6:00AM, (I heard the court house clock chime 6 times) I fell back to sleep, waking at 9:30. All day I have felt, as my dad used to say, "about a half a bubble off plumb." I ache, my stomach is still roiling, and I have a head full, enough to make my eyes water and become crusty. Now, I didn't have that much to drink, and I am wondering if it is a result of too much rich food. (Could it be the Asian food that I had for lunch yesterday when Curley and I did lunch?) Anyway, it's a yuk feeling and I don't like it. Hopefully, I will be feeling more chipper tomorrow. Meanwhile, I think it calls for a cuppa tea, my favorite "bankie" and my recliner! (I'm getting too old for this s**t!)