i started this post on friday, and it was going to be by "one day more" post talking about the momentous occassion of turning 30. but then i got caught up in my celebration.
so what's the difference between now, and say... friday? well for one, i'm not drinking at work. not that i was on friday, but i did begin drinking promptly at 6 p.m. on friday to toast with my friend jen who was also turning 30 on sat.
for two, i am a little slower on the recovery from a three-day long celebration. this also seems to have evolved over the course of the past five years. i don't leave my house to drink much anymore. (that's actually not exactly true - as we spend a good deal of time drinking at KAT's house nowadays, but you see my point.) we celebrated at midnight on friday/saturday with cake at a diner surrounded by some seriously sketchy people. but they may have thought the same of us, anyway. "wait jen- let me take a picture of you with the cake in your mouth."
i got in really, really late, and was promptly wakened at 7 a.m. by j, bearing a gift: a large, 759-page gift that was the last Harry Potter book. and of course i had to start wearing it. so then i met up with s and her husband whom i have nicknamed tall j and adorable child for lunch (i forgot how much fun i always have with s and tall j). then after lots of laughs and fun stories, it was time to let s head off to her all-male revue while i prepared for sat. night.
it was a mellow night out but as always - LOTS of laughs, and a few nice glasses of wine (a tradition i continued on Sunday). i didn't cry, even though the waitress totally thought i was 40 (thanks to j gesturing behind me -- she totally believed him because she guessed 35 and i nearly cried).
and sunday i celebrated with my family. and j's parents. so i had a few glasses of wine. not that those statements are at all related. i also took monday off as a recovery day. and by that i mean we went to the movies, slept in and did a whole lot of nothing.
all in all, it was a lovely weekend and it was just a gentle reminder to remember how very lucky i am to have such fantastic friends and family.
and i did manage during this time to read the entire book.
So many books...
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