Friday, January 07, 2011

Birthday Goodness

Yesterday ended up being a good day.   Even though I was dreading it.  :)

I know I mentioned casually here that I had cried about the fact that I was turning forty but the truth is, I was really freaking out.  My apologies to the friends I know in real life for the phone calls, texts, and e-mails I sent over the last 2 days lamenting my upcoming birthday.
And also, thanks for being there for me.  

I have the best friends.

By the time I woke up yesterday I was feeling much better and my birthday was really nice.

My Co-worker DeAnn celebrated with me on Tuesday, since we aren't in the office on Wednesdays.  She really went all out to make my day special.  
Thank you DeAnn!  

If I don't look thrilled in this picture, see above about me freaking out about turning 40.

Love these candles

She did all of this, and even got me a gift card for a massage.  Coincidentally, my sister got me a gift card for the same place so it looks like I will be getting TWO massages.  Woo hoo!  

On my actual birthday, Joe and I used a gift card we had to go to lunch at Ruby's.  
Our Ruby's is overlooking a lake. It's really pretty.
View from our table

Do I look any older?

 Joe knows my love of sour candy and he brought me a whole bucket of sour belts from Costco. This is not going to help me with my NY's resolution of kicking my sugar habit.  

A veritable boatload of sour candy.  I need to exercise restraint when eating these.  

The Red Velvet cake from Costco is To.  Die.  For.
I have been dreaming about it since we had it at Lisa's house at Christmas.

Cake!   I put an unspecified number of candles on the cake 
but it was enough that it looked like it would burst into flames
 if I waited one second longer to blow them out.

 I had a ginormous slice.  For dinner.
Seriously, that's all I ate that night for dinner.
It was my birthday, o.k.?

Lisa sent me this yummy shower gel.  I can't use it without singing 
"Put the lime in the coconut and drink em both up" over and over and over. 
 Drives Joe insane.
(It's coconut lime scented)

She also sent me this really cool wallet.  Sorry the picture is so bad.
I lost the charger for my camera(again).  
Another one of my NY's resolutions was to be more organized.
Failed again. This is why I don't make resolutions.

Isn't it cute though?

Inside the wallet was a gift card to Target.  PLUS she got us a gift card to go out to eat.
 She really went overboard with the presents(as usual).  I'm so lucky!!!

Thanks Sees-ter!

Joe got me a cute little datebook as well,
 which I desperately needed to help achieve my goal of being more organized.  

Overall it ended up being an awesome birthday.  I am so blessed.

P.S. on my very first day of being forty I did the stupidest thing.  DeAnn and I were on our lunch break and we went to the post office.  We left the post office and were walking over to the place we were going to have lunch.  I was walking along and  looking into a store window(not where I was going at all) and I ran right into a bench that was in the middle of the walkway.  Because I was walking kind of fast and I didn't see it at all, I slammed into it HARD.  Like so hard my whole body jarred and my teeth clacked together.  Of course my legs came out from under me and I fell face down on the bench, landing on my right arm and my left knee.  


Oh man it hurt so bad.    I am such a klutz!  Now my arm is turning lots of pretty colors and it is extremely tender to touch.  Aside from being hurt I was so embarrassed I wanted to die.
Not the best start to my 40's!


Janet said...

LOVE the part about the shower gel and you singing. Tee hee.

You look FABULOUS at 40, my dear!

dawn said...

Look on the brightside, at least you are still young enough to walk unassisted albeit not very well. LOL
Hope your owwwies are all better really fast.
Your birthday sounded lovely.

Marla said...

Glad you had a great day!! 40 is the new 20, you know? (says the woman who is also turning 40 this year) Sorry about the run-in with the bench, that totally sounds like something I'd do. :)

Kim said...

Happy 40th..
Glad you had a Great Day.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

aw, what awesome family and friends you have. YOU DESERVE IT! You are a sweetheart!

Take care of you!


PS. I am taking to heart your homemade Christmas gift and challenging myself this year!

Jonni said...

Happy belated birthday and hope your day was as wonderful as you are. :)