Birthday Weekend Recap!
I was beyond humbled to receive an unexpected number of cards, flowers, baked goods and gifts from coworkers and friends. I even got packages in the mail from New Zealand. $15 to ship a dinky package - grateful is an understatement.
I guess it just goes to show you - be nice to people and they will remember your birthday. Also - if you have no expectations, you’ll always have a really great time.
One of my best friends of all time surprised by coming to visit from out of town and took me out for sushi and…drinks, yes, drinks. I had my first alcoholic beverages in 5 months on Saturday night and I have no regrets. No regrets!
After a night of bar hopping, we came back home and went swimming and ate ice cream. Yes, ice cream.
I went to breakfast on Sunday morning and a ‘luau’ inspired (by this I mean: swimming, pineapple, umbrella toothpicks, coconut cups, leis and beach wear) dinner with my family.
I had so much fun and it was particularly nice to have my birthday celebrations dragging out for more than 4 days. Even with no regrets, I’m very consciously aware of all the desserts and drinks I consumed…
It’s actually pretty neat to indulge in things like alcohol and goodies when I normally abstain, because it makes it that much more of a treat. I definitely need to go into ‘detox’ mode to make sure I get right-back-on-track ASAP but I think we should all let ourselves live it up once in a while.
Thanks to everyone who made my birthday special…I hope 24 is a great year :)