It’s My Birthday! YAY!
It’s My Birthday! YAY!

It’s My Birthday! YAY!

I love my birthday. I don’t really mind getting older (I’m 32 today). So far, every year has been better than the last (although honestly, 2008 left something to be desired), and I don’t expect things to go downhill anytime soon.

This morning, we were awoken by the sound of a muffled radio. Which was weird. After some investigation, it turns out that a school bus was parked on our street with the radio BLARING! Like it was half a block away, and it woke us up. And there aren’t any kids on our street that would need a school bus, so it was just kinda weird.

After that, the architect made coffee & I got to open my present. He got me a couple of Garrison Keillor books that I didn’t have. And the best card EVER! I will have to scan it & share later. It was pretty damn fantastic.

Then we hung out for a while, just enjoying each other’s company, and then, he took me out for breakfast to my favorite breakfast place! I had eggs benedict with hashbrowns & eleventy-billion cups of coffee (I’m hoping my heart rate returns to normal levels soon).

Then, he had to leave me to go to work (that fun kind of work that doesn’t actually involve a paycheck, but does involve lots of effort on his part….can’t really share too many details at this point). πŸ™

BUT – he will be back later, I’m guessing.

I was going to run today, but between the weather and the fact that my knee is twingy, I think I’ll just hop on my elliptical instead for an hour or two, and run tomorrow. (My knee was SO SORE when I woke up yesterday, and I almost didn’t go to Bikram.Β  But I did, with her, and when we finished, I was 98% better. It almost makes me think it would be worth the cost to buy another 10-class package, even though I really can’t afford it. So many dilemmas – so many of them about money.)

I think that I’m going to have a nice day all alone – which is something I haven’t had in about three months. I mean, I love my architect, but since he’s been laid off, he is ALWAYS here. Which is nice. To a point. But it’s also nice to have a day to myself.

Later, I will have a martini, and the the architect will take me out for Mexican food.

All in all, dilemmas aside, life is pretty damn good.


  1. Happy happy day!
    And, yeah, when my mister was unemployed, I totally wished he would just leave for a while sometimes so I could have some “me” time. It’s not that I don’t love spending time with him, it’s just that everyone needs alone time!

  2. Happy birthday!!! Yum. Eggs benedict, hashbrowns, and Mexican food in one day?! You’re speaking the language of love!

    I hope my birthday will be half as enjoyable as yours. I get at least 2 birthdays. MY Gazelle is working on my birthday. SO, I shall have a “fake” birthday and a “real” birthday this year.

    My calf sucks this week. I’m so mad at the running Gods right now. I’m going to attempt 4.5 miles tonight after work.

  3. Martinis (or margaritas) and Mexican food are definitely on my birthday list too! Many happy returns of the day. Hope you had the perfect blend of alone time and time with your honey. (And the money dilemmas? We are having them here too with John out of work. I hope that gets better for y’all soon too!)

  4. Happy Birthday!! Everyone should love their birthday, I’m happy you’re having a fun day.

    AND…I have an emergency porn request! I scored tickets to Oprah next week and have an adorable pair of trouser leg jeans but NO SHOES! Boots? Pumps? HELP!

    1. If you have some nice boots, that’s what I’d go with over pumps. I think boots with jeans are always classy, but dress them up more than say, crocs. πŸ™‚ I jest!

      Since there may be standing in line, I would definitely go with a pair of sexy yet comfy boots, unless you don’t care about sore feet – and then if you have a hot pair of stilettos, go that direction.

      That’s so fun! I hope she gives you a car or something. πŸ™‚

  5. margaret

    i think that yoga is both better with an instructor, and better done in a class setting (more positive energy flowing around, yes im turning all new agey), BUT since i have neither here, i have turned to The classes are cheap (and you can buy a pass), and the 20-minute versions are free. They’ve got tons of quality classes, and the instructors know what they’re doing! So, if you can’t afford a 10-pack of bikram, you could do this instead. I’m not sure about the 104 degree room, but then again you dont actually need a 104 degree room to practice yoga. anyway, its probably worth a gander! []

    1. I’ve heard good things about the yoga download, so may have to check it out. I love Bikram, but miss other forms of yoga, too. That is probably a great solution for now – until I can afford real classes again! πŸ™‚


  6. Happy birthday Amy!! Can’t wait to find out what the Architect wrote you. I love those sweet cards. My hubby does them, too. πŸ™‚ And great job getting your run in today before the rain! See you tomorrow!!

  7. m*j*c

    Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day!!! I am 32 for just 1 more month, then it’s on to 33! I have to say, 32 was pretty darn good! Hope you have a FABULOUS Year!

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