Yesterday was my 31st birthday. Yeah, it was my 31st on the 31st. I guess that the majority of people have their age and the date of their birthday match sooner than I did which is probably why everyone kept giving me these odd looks when I bothered to point it out.
Anyway, I had, quite possibly, the best birthday that I have ever had. Becca, Denise, Kim, Lily, Tyra and I started out at Christo’s in College Park for breakfast. The hubby joined us for this portion of the day but left as soon as breakfast was over to go home and work on some more packing. Then, the gang moved down Edgewater to the The Beauty Spot, a spa. We had all gotten gift certificates for a manicure/pedicure, a massage and a facial back before Christmas. The staff there was fantastic and we had a great (and very relaxing) time. We had our own “party room” and Tyra had brought balloons and treats. I got some lovely cards and presents and we discussed poop. Literally. Among other things of course.
(Thanks Lily for the great pictures from the spa day!)
At the end of the day Tyra drove me home and then I opened all the lovely presents that my husband, his parents and my friend Sarah Jane sent me. The in-laws sent me a lovely skein winder as well as many other lovely things. The hubby’s presents were pretty camera centric, including a pimpy new flash for it as well as a photo tent that makes it easier to photograph my yarn stash and the most fun (especially when you’ve had a few margaritas!), a remote for the camera. Sarah sent me some great pampering lotions and a really nice scented candle and a snuffer to put it back out.
I then washed the massage oil off (there was a LOT in my hair, it was making things look pretty nasty) and got dressed and went to our friends Tony and Laura’s house. Laura was so kind as to host a sort of birthday/going away/new citizen party (one of the Hubby’s friends became an American citizen about a week ago). There was a ton of food, lots of drinks, interesting conversations and lots of very competitive Pictionary.
We didn’t get home until about 2:30 in the morning and promptly fell asleep.
Today has been totally taken-up with packing for the move. The kitchen is now mostly done as is the bedroom. It still feels as though we have a lot to pack yet I find myself casting about looking for something to finish off the box that I am working on. The dogs and cats are all getting sort of annoyed with us as there seems to be no really safe place for them to sit and sleep. As soon as they get comfortable, they get rousted from their place by one of us needing something that is below them to pack. Oh, and most spaces where they would normally lounge have been covered with boxes.
We also said goodbye to the worlds toughest goldfish. We’ve had this guy for a few years now and needed to find a new home for him. It came to us through freecycle that there was a family looking for an aquarium for their little girl. So, we said goodbye.
It is strange to type with painted fingernails. I cannot remember the last time that I had my fingernails painted an I have them what I am calling “race car red”.