my birthday boy
we both had the day off together for darin's birthday and everything about the day was exactly his choice.
so here goes:
morning at sierra rizing bakery in lotus, visiting joey who is the baker there. he gave us a fresh-from-the-oven most perfect scrumptious homemade cinnamon roll which is darin's fave.
it was the absolutely most gorgeous breathtaking day.
oh, and by the way it was 80 degrees, just in case you are wondering about my summer clothes...
next we did another of darin's favorite things, trolled around in the old old coloma cemetery (started in 1856) for a while looking at all the old old graves and marveling at time and names and ghosts and deeds...
he once wrote a song about this one...
the babies kill my heart. especially the love and grief that goes into their tiny graves:
"Our Little Frank. Aged 2 yrs and 5 ms."
the tombstones set us dreaming,
imagining a world where girls are still named agnes and die in childbirth just when they've arrived to live with their miner husband in a wild new land.
we make up stories and break our hearts.
darin spent some time in the afternoon recording with our friend jocelyn (of alak), making soundtrack music for epic dust.
in the eve we were going to go to trivia at our favorite pub but it was crazy crowded.
so we ended up at placerville brewery instead, drinking seasonal pumpkin ales...
darin opened gifts:
and everybody toasted him and sang "for he's a jolly good fellow."
it was like a balmy summer night!
we hung out for hours on the patio.
pops even showed up.
i had made a batch of homemade lemon cupcakes with creamcheese lemon frosting.
and then we all went back to our house and a few more friends joined in and we all hung out until the wee hours.
i'd like to find an excuse to do it every day!