Whoever said birthday's post 21 were no fun lied. I have had the best, never-ending 23rd birthday celebration! It all started Friday morning when I got to work. I was already in a great mood because 1) it was Friday and 2) Mom was coming to visit! Then I get to work and do the usual morning ritual, have some yogurt, do the crossword puzzle, and check my e-mails. Well, my sweet Dad sent me an e-mail birthday wish that was so sweet and special that it brought tears to my eyes.Then I turned around to my friends at work bringing me a bouquet of white roses! The work day wasn’t so bad and I could hardly wait to get off because Bailey wasn’t telling me where I could pick up my birthday happy until right before I could go pick it up. So when I got off work I rushed home and went to the surprise location and picked up my Edible Arrangement! It was really good and the fruit was fresh just in case you were wandering! Once I got home Mom told me to look in the fridge and low-and-behold she had brought me a Sugaree’s red velvet cake all the way from Mississippi. She really packed it in her carry on!! Needless to say that is why my birthday celebration has yet to end. That cake and I have a love/hate relationship. It takes everything I have to not have a piece for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! If you have never had a Sugaree’s cake you are missing out. The rest of the evening Mom and I ran some errands and had dinner at Joseph Leonard.
Then came Saturday, my actual birthday! It was a perfect day…the sun was shining, mom and I walked the high line, and then I met my friends at Freeman’s for a birthday brunch. The food was amazing and the mimosas and good company were even better! The rest of the afternoon was spent shopping (surprise!). We went in some antique and vintage stores and then to my all-time favorite store, All Saints. Saturday really was the best day. Thanks to all of my friends and family for the phone calls and cards! It means a lot to know I have not been forgotten up here in the big city!
Sunday brought much needed rains to the city! But that was not holding Mom back from our trip to the grocery… and I am not complaining one bit!! I always look forward to the grocery store, especially with Mom. It used to be my favorite thing to do as a child. We would go to Winn-Dixie and I would push my mini-buggy around and then beg Mom for a pack of Fruit Stripes gum and a quarter to get a sticky hand out of the toy machine on the way out!! It makes me laugh…I still love the grocery..except now it's the gum and trashy magazines that get me! The rest of the day was spent wandering around in between the bottom falling out. My last night with Mom ended beautifully. We had a delicious Italian meal at Palma in the West Village. It was the perfect setting…Imagine a covered back patio in between several buildings, with lots of greenery and flowers, pouring rain, and homemade ribbon pasta served by extremely attractive Italian men! All Mom and I thought about at dinner was how much dad would have enjoyed it. He appreciates the small things in life and eating dinner on the back porch during a thunderstorm is a favorite.
I sent Mom on her way Monday morning, went for a run in the rain, and then made my way to work to tackle the day. It was a typical Monday-except worse because it was nasty and rainy outside. After lunch I was making some copies for Frank when he told me I had to come to a meeting in the showroom. I questioned “You want me in that meeting?” Still.. I thought nothing of it so I ran got my notebook and pen and made my way to the meeting. Just when I thought the birthday celebration was over I walked in the “meeting” to be greeted with Crumbs cupcakes!! My wonderful co-workers got me!!! They really surprised me and if you know me, you know I love surprises. So that was it, the birthday celebration is over (except for the half a cake in my kitchen) !! Thank you so much to everyone who made it special and to my mom for a perfect, relaxing weekend in the city (and the best presents ever)!!!
Next on the list....await Josh and Theresa's arrival!! Another weekend of good company and good food! Can't wait
I love to shop...not necessarily buy things but just browse. The convenience of shopping is definitely one thing I love about NYC and if I bought something every time I went shopping I would be buried in debt. I literally go in my favorite stores atleast once a week...rather it be on my stroll home from work, after brunch on Saturday, etc. and if I am not physically shopping. I am online shopping! Sad but true....I like to think it's okay because I am supposed to know what is happening in stores...it's my job. Well...it's almost that time again! The time where I can eat a huge piece of Carnegie Deli cheescake and not feel guilty about it and the time where I can buy myself a little happy. My birthday is August 21 and I have quite the wishlist......
I am currently wide awake due to the medicine I am taking to get rid of "the germ" that was passed to me from my sweet, loving family (thanks Coop and TC) while in Mississippi for the Neshoba County Fair. I often spend times like this one on the internet. I read blog after blog after blog and stalk person after person on facebook. (Yes, I said stalk. Atleast I am being honest. Facebook is a bit creepy). After it being the third night in a row of sleep being far from an option. I have read every blog update that I missed while I was away on vacation and I have looked at approximately 834 facebook photo albums. So, yes I have finally entered the realm of blogging. Actually, I have been "mildly obsessed" with following blogs for a while now and tonight seemed to be the perfect night to start my own blog. I have had a personal battle about starting a blog for a while now because I always felt like I needed a reason to have one. Whether it be I am a newlywed, or I am going to share my crafty ideas, post daily pictures of my wardrobe, or perhaps I am back packing across Europe. I, however don't have any reason to blog other than to comfort myself in knowing I will not forget any more exciting or not so exciting adventures that will occur in my life. Maybe I will even remember to take pictures with something other than the Hipstamatic app on the faithful iPhone. I also hope my blog will bring joy to those friends and family members that I miss dearly. I hate talking on the phone more than anything so when I do it is always the "life is life, I am loving the big city." I never actually take time share day-to-day things with friends and family that I used to be surrounded by daily. With that being said, I hope whoever stumbles upon this little fairy tale will enjoy.