–weeks 1 to 2: fibreglass cast + crutches | non weight bearing
–weeks 3 to 5: air cast +
crutches knee scooter | non weight bearing
-week 6: farewell scooter | weight bearing
-week 7: walking carefully + comfortably in my boot [in public] + without [at home]
This past weekend, while Canada turned 149, boot or no boot, I turned 30!
With 1 foot laced in an espadrille and the other strapped snuggly in velcro, I spent the last week of my 20’s preparing for my foray into a new decade. My invites were delivered and, now, all Mike and I had to do was deliver on our promise of seafood.
As per our usual divide and conquer, I focused on the soirée details while Mike focused on the [sea] food.
THE DINING TABLE: more details to come in my next post
THE DESSERT TABLE:
Though I originally planned on baking a cake, Mike was dead set against it. He said the birthday girl shouldn’t have to bake her own birthday cake. Birthday’s don’t come around everyday, so any chance I get to bake a cake, I bake a cake. Reluctantly, I gave up the cake fight and Mike surprised me with a beautiful 2 tiered red velvet creation [made by not me]. With my cake-free time, I suppose I was able to focus more energy fussing over other party details.
In addition to the lovely cake surprise, Shereen gifted me an amazing pineapple made from a bottle of sparkling covered in [my fave] Ferrero Rocher chocolates; I baked meringue seashells [more details to come]; and Mike churned a pint of delicious cream cheese flavoured ice cream.
Valentines Oysters | Evans Bay Oyster Company from B.C.
The only thing better than having a chef for a husband is having a chef husband whose friend is also a chef and whose parents own + opperate an oyster farm. Thanks for the oysters Kial!
Mike visited the Evans Bay oyster farm last summer and like a tag team, with Kial, both bromanced in animated detail the aquaculture process as they unveiled and shucked the bag of Valentines
With a buffet of oyster toppings- including fresh horseradish, pickled shallots, and a watermelon + basil salsa- we slurped and sipped away until dinner.
sourdough bread and a boil of crab legs, clams, corn, chorizo, and potatoes
I thought I’d be completely nerve struck turning 30, however though nerves were present I had decided that they were ones of excitement; excitement for what’s next to come for Mike and me. I welcomed my new decade exactly how I wanted, surrounded by food and by some of the most special human beings; all of which have rounded out my 20’s with so much colour and so many memories.
peace out 20’s
***SHOUT OUT to Shereen with, big thanks, for once again letting me use your home and devoting 3hrs of your life steaming my non-wrinkleproof table linens!!! xoxo
**Stay tuned for more details on my table setting + dessert