I know this might sound crazy, but I love having a birthday that falls during NI Week. It forces me to be creative and find news ways to celebrate, making the birth-day fun (even after all these years)! So, I’ve been planning how I will celebrate NI style. As usual, food was a central focus. I wanted a delicious birthday breakfast, so I made a local egg sandwich (local bread, local egg, local cheese, local chives). But I knew that in order to really enjoy this breakfast I would have to accompany it with a cafe au lait from Anita at Jazzman’s (she seriously makes this drink better than any one around these parts and I’ve tried out a lot). However, there would be a price to pay for this treat….trash! Even though I asked Slayter to provide sugar dispensers so that I could visit Anita without guilt, they’ve yet to find a way to accommodate this request (though I’ve been told they are working on it). So with my birthday breakfast, came sugar packets. Also, I received flowers, which is so sweet! But of course, they were wrapped in 2 layers of celophane. Does this still count as the trash I create?? I felt like a waste superhero yesterday. Today, not so much.
Still, I’m looking forward to a nice long jog to see the eagle’s nest and then another great local meal. And since the weather is outstanding, I imagine I’ll run into a number of people around town (one of the beautiful perks about living in the village).
OH…and I just found out that Jazzman’s is offering coffee for 49 cents if you bring in your reusable mug! If only I had attempted the cafe au lait sooner!
Have an awesome fourth day!!! As Tom says, Go Green or Go Home!