A pinch to grow an inch?

This morning as I was headed downstairs to get the clothes out of the dryer, I bumped my head. I’ve run up and down those stairs dozens of times every day for the past year and a half, but had never hit my head on that doorway till now. All I can attribute it to is that I just had possibly the best birthday ever, and I’m feeling ten feet tall.

My mother-in-law took my kids for the evening before, so my husband and I were able to enjoy a romantic dinner at Ottavios and see Bratz. No, not the movie — the college girls at the next table. Maybe I don’t feel so bad about saying goobye to my 20s after all? Ladies, next time you have a girls night out, just remember that if you talk loudly enough, someone might make fun of you in their blog. Did you really want everyone in the restaurant to hear you say,

“Yeah like, the guys at this club, like, are SOOO cool, cause they TOTALLY ask EVERYONE to dance. Like, I totally had to, like, HIDE in ladies room to catch my breath. And then I had to like, push my girlfriend in front of me and say, ‘DUDE, I am like SO way too tired. Like, no one’s asking my FRIEND to dance, why don’t you, like, dance with HER?’ I felt kinda like, BAD, like, cause everyone wanted to dance with ME and it was kinda like HER idea to go there, but at least I, like, got her a few dances!”

Wow. I wonder if they’re still BFF… ?

Anyway, so the dinner might not have been as romantic as it could have been but it did make me feel somewhat better about ‘growing up’. My sweetie then waited patiently while I picked out a cute new shirt and jeans to wear on my birthday. I woke up to my favorite breakfast – fresh sliced & sugared fruit with biscuits and sweet cream, then indulged in more pampering than I’ve ever had in my life. I got my hair trimmed and highlighted and my toes prettied up, and then had a fabulous Swedish massage at Main Spring Day Spa. I got a few precious moments with my kids and felt a bit bummed to have to say goodbye to them again.

We dropped them of at my mother in laws again and set out to meet up with my brother and his wife for the Art Festival in Park City. But as we were driving, we got a call saying the weather was a a bit cold and stormy, and that if we weren’t too far on we should get some warm things. Back home we headed, only instead of finding my coat, I found my kitchen full of friends and family there to wish me a happy birthday.

To all who put such an effort into making it special, a huge thank you! I don’t know how you did it. And thanks to ALL my friends for making life so sweet.


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