Sunday, January 07, 2007

37...Seriously??

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, and haikus! You are all so sweet! It doesn't really seem possible to me that I'm 37 years old, but my birth certificate doesn't lie...and neither do my freckles. I'm not complaining, it's just weird.

Numbers game aside, I had a fabulous birthday! My day began with a morning at the spa. I decided to treat myself to a visit to Bliss. Aptly named, if you ask me. It was...heavenly! 2 1/4 hours of being wrapped and massaged, followed by a steam and a little snack. It was indulgence like I rarely allow myself, but so, so worth it! It was my first visit there, but it will NOT be my last! After the spa, I met my friend HSG for lunch a few blocks away at our usual lunch spot, Le Pain Quotidien. Lucky for me, she works in the area, and since I'm off on Fridays, we're often able to meet up for lunch. She got me hooked on this delectable sandwich, which consists of small slices of bread topped with prosciutto, mozzarella, a little bit of pesto, and strips of sun-dried tomatoes. Mmm. I rested in the afternoon, between meals, and then B took me to dinner. We walked over to Ford's Filling Station, one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

My birthdays are usually nothing much to speak of- I'm usually working, it comes and goes, nothing special. But this year, from beginning to end, it was a grand day! Thanks again for contributing to that. :)

It's kind of nice to have a birthday that coincides with the New Year. The feeling of renewal and optimism is doubled. (This is me really trying to concentrate on the positive and ignore how much it sucks for so many other reasons.) I'm looking forward to this year- I think it's going to be a good one!

10 comments:

jillian said...

Happy Birthday! I'm right behind you - I'll be 35 :) That does sound like an incredible day - so glad you could make it special from beginning to end!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like it was a lovely birthday. This year will be a great one!

andrea said...

just went to my first spa for the new years, and wow, i'll definitely be going to more in the future. bliss must be amazing. way to treat yourself well, go you ;)

crzjane said...

Be-lated Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great one! I know what you mean about always working on your birthday. When I turned 50 I took the day off (it was a Monday!) and indulged too. It was so worth it.

Lolly said...

So glad it was a good one!!

Disentangled said...

I'm so happy you had a great and HAPPY birthday! Mmmmm ginger. Your birthday positivity is helping boost mine for my own. Thanks!

(Ooooh and look at that FO sneak peek!)

Shelley said...

Happy belated b'day. A spa day is a perfect b'day! Glad you had a nice one.

Dee said...

you dont look a day after 25, girl... and that sounds like a perfect birthday! except I wasn't there, next time you come here maybe we can spa together...

loriz said...

happy birthday!
i would have never guessed 37! you look great!

Monica said...

Happy Belated Birthday, glad you enjoyed your day!