This is the gorgeous just-baked-that-morning peanut butter cream pie my husband bought for me for my birthday over the weekend. I’m not a big cake fan, so he went out to our awesome local bakery Auntie Em’s, and nabbed this one-of-a-kind lovely for my birthday celebration. They make a different pie every day, so this was a unique item.
I had asked my husband to plan the day since I was too busy, and he came through with flying colors. We did all kinds of things we both love, all packed into one day. So after he presented me with my pie to eat for dessert that evening, we walked to our favorite French coffee shop for cafe au lait and croissants. Then we picked up sandwiches from our local Italian bakery for a picnic at the Huntington gardens and museum, where we have a membership. It was a gorgeous day and we spent all afternoon there, strolling in the gardens and enjoying the art. We came home and rested for about an hour and then headed down to our local wine shop, the Colorado Wine Company, where we each chose a glass of wine from several they had on offer that day. Next door, I picked a couple of salads and they delivered them to us at the wine shop. A friend joined us for another glass of wine, and then we went home to join another friend and partake of the delicious pie. Our French friend proclaimed it “luscious.”
It was a perfect day, especially because my husband planned it with things we both enjoy and I felt his love all day long. He even acted as “pack mule” at the museum, lugging all our paraphenalia, so I felt free as a bird, without even having to carry a purse.
I declare it the perfect Compact-y birthday, because the only “stuff” involved was the pie, and that was a consumable, much enjoyed by all who shared it with us. I didn’t insist on the non-consumer part, it’s just the way we live.
Please share some of your favorite Compact-y, non-consumer activities in the Comments section. Happy Spring!