Returning to work to questions about how I spent a long birthday weekend...and there were some startled looks when I said, bowling.

I'm not a regular bowler, but my nieces are, and so it was to a neighborhood gem in Austin I traveled to bowl and chow down on their much- heralded enchiladas.

Many family and friends have chosen the Hill Country for their homes now, so it was a nice drive through the bluebonnets this past weekend.

But Houston is home for me, and that meant by actual birthday dinner....with my good friend Kiran who has just opened her beautiful new restaurant here.