29 & Holding

Horray!! Happy birthday to ME!!

I'm beyond excited for today!

The last TWO years have been less-than-stellar, birthday-wise, but this year is VERY different! My brother drove in from Ontario on Tuesday and my Mum & her hubby arrived yesterday. It's been YEARS and YEARS since my Mum & brother have been with me for Christmas (and my bday) and although I've been a total steroid-sponsored-sketchball (Prednisone, not icky muscle builders a la GTL) I've been tidying, baking and cooking in anticipation of their arrival. 

So what's the game plan for today, then?

Well, it's shaping up to be the BBE (Best Birthday EVER).

It's tradition in our family that you get to eat your birthday cake for breakfast, however since I chose a DQ Blizzard cake I made the responsible 29-year-old decision of waiting until supper. I'd be passed out in a sugar-coma if I started the day like that (*audible groan in response to my clearly age-appropriate response -- childhood is officially over). Instead, I chose a bacon & egg sandwich on a homemade bagel (one of the thousand things I made).

At 11am, I'm meeting some friends for a very early lunch at East Side Mario's where I will be eating as many of those little garlic loaves that my stomach can hold. That bread is the BEST and I will be OVERINDULGING on the melted butter-ed slices. I guess that I'll be ordering some kind of pasta in order to get the home loaves, but that's really not the focus. Caesar salad and garlic bread...mmmmmm. 

Then, it's off to the spa for 12:15 with my Mum. When I turned 16, it became a sort of annual-tradition that my Mum and I would go to a spa. It's been a few years since that's happened and I'm delighted that we get to do it again. I'm booked for a facial, manicure & pedicure with fancy-pants polish. It claims that it lasts for 2 weeks with no chips and has to be set under a UV light. I'm skeptical but VERY excited nonetheless. My Mum's getting some crazy body scrub and then a manicure (we'll be together for them).

After we're shiny and moisturized, we'll be heading back home for a Taco supper, champagne and ICE CREAM CAKE. 

As you can see, it really is shaping up to be the BBE.



  1. Happy Birthday!!! Have a wonderful day and time with your fam!!

  2. Thanks Nikki! Have a great holiday weekend with your boys & fam!


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