Sunday, October 22, 2006

Until Next Year

I've officially squeezed as much as humanly possible out of my 32nd birthday.

It started last weekend when my dad came for a birthday visit. We worked on the yard all afternoon and then he grilled steaks. He even brought birthday cake for dessert! Yum!

Jay and Joshua gave me a gift certificate to a local day spa, and Jay took Joshua duty so that I could cash it in. I spent Friday afternoon getting a one-hour massage, a one-hour facial, an eyebrow wax (my first ever!), a manicure, and a pedicure. Ah...

By the time I got home, the birthday cake that Jay's dad sent me was ready for consumption (it had to be frozen overnight). Yum...

Then on Saturday we took off for Nashville to call upon Gran's babysitting service so that we could go out for birthday dinner. I chose Radius 10 and couldn't have been happier. I had a gourmet version of shrimp and grits, and Jay had duck on a bed of dried cherry bread pudding. We split an order of gnocchi with wild mushrooms. Sweet potato ice cream with toasted meringue was the perfect finish.

Two birthday cakes, two birthday dinners, lots of family, massage, facial, manicure, pedicure...

It's been a good birthday.

10 comments:

martha said...

hey! happy, happy birthday to you!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a great one.

TLS said...

Happy Birthday!!!

anna said...

Hey um I'm a dope and missed your birthday....consider it pay back for missing our anniversary....see we're even.

Glad you had a great birthday!

Jenny said...

I am a firm believer in stretching birthdays as long as humanly possible. Tim is still getting birthday cards from his (7 days ago). And mine...gee, the twelve days of Jenny wasn't that long ago (my 30th, so nearly 4 years, but still...) -- and was VERY fun.

Kat E said...

Hey, Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you had a perfect day. :)

mmmm...sweet potato ice cream....sounds scrumptious!!

Darby said...

Happy Birthday! Don't you just love the spa!!!

Jennifer said...

Wait - sweet potato ice cream?!

Anonymous said...

Joshua sure knows a thing or two about pampering! (pun intended)

Mary Beth said...

Yep, sweet potato ice cream! It was really good. So good, in fact, that Jay made a sweet potato dessert for us tonight.