Post Birthday, part 1.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I have a feeling I'm going to be writing about my 25th birthday for at least the next 3 entries. Maybe more. Probably not less. Its 7am by the way, and I've already had to go back and correct my spelling on every other word. The baby is sitting up in my lap, trying to grab my hand and pull it to his mouth. But that's not why my spelling sucks. I just thought I'd throw that in there for randoms sake.

So, last Tuesday I turned 25. I thought it would be awful, and I'd wake up with my first grey hair. I pictured myself plucking the hair, and finding new wrinkles on my face in the process. My imagination spiraled out of control and before I knew it, my mind had painted a picture of me being 80 and using a walker. Well, it ended up being the opposite. Tuesday was the absolute best birthday. Heres why:

I woke up to a fun game of follow-the-post-it, plotted by my husband. At the end of the chase, $40 cash to spend on whatever I wanted. I used to hate getting money as a gift, but these days I never get to buy anything for myself thats not in the form of groceries, so it was perfect. More gifts were nudged my way, but I didn't want to ruin my motivation for a good workout, so I took off for a 2 mile walk at the track. When I got home, my bff Kalii gave me a gift certificate for new pair of workout shoes. I haven't gotten new gym shoes since my freshman year in high school, so that was major. Christopher got me a tripod for my camera, which I had been wanting oh so badly, a new journal to fill up with memories that I seem to be constantly forgetting, and a new black zip up hoodie, since my XXL maternity hoodie seems to be a smidgen too big (I did have the baby 4 months ago), tee hee.

I read online that starting May 5, Starbucks would be offering gluten free cake. And we all know how everything that we read on the Internet is true, right? Christopher so nicely stayed in and watched the kids, while Kalii and I went out. Its been years since we've had a decent amount of best friend time, and I was, and still am so grateful for it. The Internet lied (who saw that one coming?), and the people at Starbucks looked at me like I was crazy. Maybe at some locations, gluten free cake is real, but at ours in Nowhereville, Texas, that's not the case. Well while I was there, might as well order a drink, right? It had been 2 years since I had ordered a SB beverage, and I have to admit I made a total disaster of it. First making a big deal of checking the labels, and then ordering the wrong drink and not realizing until after it was already made. To my surprise, they still gave me a 30% birthday discount, and a free size upgrade. MMM, delicious Chai tea latte with soy, you were so good to me.

Onto the sports store for my very first pair or running shoes ever. Of course I had to cause a disaster there too, and knock down a tower of clunky shoe filled boxes onto myself. I've still got the colorful bruise as an awesome reminder of my gracefulness (please see barely visible red mark in above photo). I ended up getting a pair of pink and black Adidas. The next day I learned that jogging in well-fitting running shoes is similar to jogging on big fluffy clouds, minus exercise induced asthma. Next, we stopped in at my last place of employment, Lane Bryant, to try on a new pair of pants. The pants I walked into the store wearing, were pretty baggy, and I thought maybe, just maybe I'd be able to buy a size smaller. I was actually nervous to try a new pair on, thinking that I had just worn the current pair way too often and stretched them out. I can't believe I walked out wearing the exact same style (right fit, yellow, for those of you that shop at LB), but 2 sizes smaller. What?! Clearly, the birthday gods were in my favor.

And because the power has gone out 3 times while typing this, this will have to be continued...


Maggie May 11, 2009 at 9:18 AM  

I am so glad you had a great birthday! One reason I love to check out your blog, is even when things go wrong, you can still find the joy in (nearly) every situation. It helps to remind me to enjoy my life.

ElegantSnobbery May 11, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

Hey, you and Gracie have the same birthday. Glad you had a good birthday, despite Starbucks being LIARS. :)

and Happy {belated} Birthday!!

Giggly May 11, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

I love fun birthdays(even at my age)! Glad you had a great one!!

Needs Coffee To Live May 11, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

I'm so glad you had a great birthday!!!!!

Oh Mandie! May 11, 2009 at 3:28 PM  

Well happy belated birthday! So glad that it was an awesome one for ya!

on totally off the subject, your Rainbow Brite tattoo has got to be the best thing that I've ever seen!

Angela May 11, 2009 at 5:59 PM  

It sounds like a really fun birthday so far...I look forward to reading the rest.

(and I totally understand about the money for a gift thing...I never have money to spend on just me-so I love getting a little green now!)

Cherry Tart Design May 11, 2009 at 6:26 PM  

Happy Birthday! 25 is nothing, wait till you hit the big 4-0! LOL. Come to think of it, you're only two years older than my oldest child. Ugh, now I'm depressed. :)

Hobocamp Crafts May 13, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

Happy Belated! Yes soy chais are gluten free! They are my favorite. and if you want no soy- I believe the apple chai is the way to go. Hope you had an awesome birthday experience!

UniqueNurseGranny May 15, 2009 at 12:22 PM  

Sounds as if your arrival at the quarter century mark was nicely celebratedU can hardly remember being that young...Happy Birthday.

BeckyKay May 18, 2009 at 1:56 PM  

You're tagged! (It's an easy one!)

fly tie May 27, 2009 at 8:53 PM  

happy belated b-day!

i swear, the morning of my 25th bday i woke up all achy and uncomfortable. :-/ that mid 20s mark is no joke.

you have the most fascinating stories.

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