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Birthday Fun

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

I'm not usually one to celebrate my birthday or even tell anyone that it's my birthday. I prefer to keep it on the DL. And in order to know when my birthday is, you'd have to create a parallel universe in which you already knew it. ;-) This year I decided to be a bit more up front about it. I mean, I'm struggling enough with depression (although truth be told I'm feeling A LOT better) and stress and my health. Why stress about turning 29 for the third time? Hahaha! It's not very social of me to keep it to myself, so I thought it would be a step in the right direction of healing and being open and friendly. And it worked. I feel so blessed and loved by all the kind wishes and goodies here and on Facebook. So, again, thank you!

My day was nice. I actually had to get out of bed and ya know, get dressed, instead of be lazy. My grandmother took me to lunch (and invited my cousin and mom along!) I chose an "Asian" place we have locally... I guess it's mostly Japanese food. I had sushi (caterpillar roll with eel, cucumber, avocado, and other yums) and we split a few appetizers- there was the pepper stuffed with cream cheese, breaded in panko, and fried. And there was the Katori Ball- a HUGE rice ball stuffed with cream cheese and beef, rolled in panko, and fried, then split into quarters and stuffed with a slice of avocado. So good! And my fortune from my cookie was stupid and shallow.

Then, for dinner, I requested pork ribs. My mom makes them really yummy, so she did up a batch. I made potato salad and a green salad to round out the meal. I guess that's what happens when you get older, huh? Make or help make your own birthday dinner? My mom made a big batch of cupcakes. I like the Rainbow Chip with the Rainbow Chip frosting (not Funfetti! That's different and not as good!) so that's what she made. She also got me a present, which I didn't expect. A nice, new fuzzy robe. To replace my favorite, comfortable and comforting "ugly grey robe" (as she and my grandmother call it). I'm not ready to let go of ol' grey, but I have been enjoying my new robe.

Today my friend took me to Starbucks to continue the celebration. They had a few new menu items to finish off the winter- Caramel Flan Latte is what I had to drink. And we split the Salted Caramel Square, which was some sort of shortbready-like crust with caramel, nuts of some type, pretzel pieces, and chocolate, drizzled with more caramel. It was very rich and delicious- I'm glad we split it!

Today was also the first day I was well enough and not too inundated to get started on my January goals. I did 50 mins on the treadmill and increased my vegetable intake (since I've not been eating much freg). I'm glad to get this started!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    A belated happy birthday to you!!!! :-D Sorry I missed it yesterday, but better late than never I say! :-D Glad you shared it, we're all glad you were born, so of course we'd want to share in celebrating it - even if only in digital format. :-) I see now where your lovely Starbucks recommendations came from... wowzers, that looks like a winning combination, lol! I'm going to have to carefully craft a day soon where I can partake! Maybe Saturday - I'm playing in a dodgeball tournament that day, and will surely be burning a crap load of calories. I think it's a plan! :-D

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SHELPEN 1/9/2014 10:37AM

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BAREFITNESS 1/9/2014 12:06AM

    Great birthday blog!! I might forget what number I'm on....but always love "celebrating' mine. Our family tradition is going out for dinner, and mom might make some of my favorite treats~aaaah, family and birthdays, fond memories! I like the new is one of my favorite colors! I also understand your attachment to "ol grey"

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    What a lovely birthday and yum! emoticon
Wish I could have been there...although I pass on the eel!
Yummy cupcakes and the dinner...big yum! emoticon
I think it is great you let people know it was your birthday...already a change in the new year...keep it up...and the treadmill are on your way! emoticon
Suggestion for the ugly grey robe...cut the biggest piece or uniform small a satin hem...or sew smaller pieces together together..and make a small can say it is for kitty emoticon but it is really your security blanket! The new fuzzy bear robe looks grand!
Happy Year!
Love & Hugs emoticon

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DSHONEYC 1/8/2014 2:41PM

    emoticon for sharing your birthday with your emoticon s!

And I think we all enjoyed your update today emoticon

As birthdays go, we are not children anymore so expectations must change. But we have a rebirth when we accept Jesus Christ as our personal savior and each day is a gift worth celebrating emoticon

We are being transformed by His love each day in many ways.

emoticon So party on, girlfriend.

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TIGER_LILY_613 1/8/2014 1:09PM

    emoticon Happy Birthday Sweetie ! May you have many happy returns of the day !

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ARUNNINGKAT 1/8/2014 12:22PM

    Your day sounds wonderful and I am so glad that you shared it with us...even though it was in a cyber fashion! emoticon Hope this coming year is nothing but amazing and wonderful things for you!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 1/8/2014 12:08PM

    I'm glad you shared your birthday with us and it sounds like you had a great day, feeling loved! I hope you have a great 29th year...for the 3rd time! ;)

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SDLOV3R 1/8/2014 9:54AM

    So glad to hear you had an awesome birthday. I like to let mine pass unnoticed as well but it certainly does feel good to let others show is their love, doesn't it?

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JSPIN74 1/8/2014 9:40AM

    Happy belated from me emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ...sounds like it was a good day AND yummy. Glad you let yourself celebrate & share it with us emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 1/8/2014 8:07AM

    Caramel flan latte sounds AMAZING!
Also, I'm glad you had a good birthday. You deserve it : )

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DAWNESS0404 1/8/2014 7:55AM

    Sounds like a good birthday!

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ARNETTELEE 1/8/2014 3:09AM

  Happy birthday!

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