4.03.2011

My B-Day: Simple & Perfect

I never know what I want to do for my birthday.  I'm a simple gal so chances are it's not going to be much but even so I can never decide.  I never know what I want either for that matter.  I took Friday off because as a general rule starting in 2009 I do not work on my birthday if I can help it.  It was so nice to be reading my blogs in my jammies at home looking forward to the day ahead instead of at work where I'd have been stuck in an office for the next 9 hours and might hear talk of what a nice day it was outside without being able to enjoy it.  I had a quick work out at the gym then came back home to get ready.   I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!!  It was about 80 degrees and there was no hint of gloom in sight which you can't always count on when you have an April Birthday.
Waiting for the trolley
I'm so glad Mj took a 1/2 day off work because we got started on by birthday that much earlier and really had the whole day to enjoy it.  We took the trolley downtown and went to the movies to see The Lincoln Lawyer-Which was very good.  We indulged in popcorn AND soda; something I never ever do because of price and calorie count but today it was OK.
Movie Snacks


Since it was right there I wanted to go to LA Rack.  It's this cute little boutique that has cute little cheap prices to go with it and accordingly I found a cute little top for $16.99.  Time for shots!  We each did a shot at one bar then went to another place to get our Happy Hour on some more.   It was a full and fun day.  We left the house at about 1 pm and didn't get back until 8:30pm.  We got into our jammies and watched Unstoppable.  Mj gave me the gift of shopping in the form of a gift card to Express.  He also gave me 2 pole dancing classes!  I'd mentioned what good exercise it must be and that I really wanted to give it a try so now I'll have my chance.

From a giant cookie to a festive cake

Me and my cake!
On Saturday my family came down.  Mom, dad, my sister and my nephew.  Mom got me a pretty turquoise ring and my sister got me a cute top. haven't been to Souplantation in a while and I wanted something casual and budget friendly.  "You don't have to pay, why are you concerned about price?" is what Mj wanted to know.  Maybe not, but I can't help but consider everyone else.  After dinner we came home and let our food settle for a bit and then it was time for cake.  By request, Mj made me a Chocolate Peanut Butter cake from scratch.  This thing is about as decadent and indulgent as it gets.  Mj was reluctant to give me the recipe but I insisted.  I really shouldn't have.  I plugged it into my calorie tracker and my heart dropped when I saw the calorie count.  I have to admit that I had a lot of anxiety about eating this cake especially on top of all the other weekend eating but I asked for it and Mj made it especially for me one armed and all so I had to put it out of my head and just enjoy it.  That's what Birthday's are for right? 

My Birthday was simple yet perfect.  I got to enjoy the day and the people who matter most to me.  Nothing over the top but it simply doesn't get much better then that.

13 comments :

  1. What a fun birthday! Happy belated birthday! I'm all about the experience and doing something I enjoy, plus eating lots of food for my birthdays too. Looks like you had a good time and scored some awesome presents!

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  2. whoa that cake looks delish!!! i hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

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  3. What a fun birthday....love your cake it looks delish!

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  4. Happy {belated} Birthday!

    Can I just say how jealous I am of your 80 degree weather?! Ugggggh, I swear I've almost forgotten what warm sunshine feels like!

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  5. That cake sounds so yummy! I don't think one little splurge is going to hurt, we all have to do it every now and then!

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  6. I just had a birthday, too and totally subscribe to your not going to work on your birthday rule. Your cake looks delicious. Hey, it's your birthday, you can get back on track today.

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  7. What a birthday cake! Glad you enjoyed yourself with your family. Happy Birthday!

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  8. Happy Birthday. Wow, I'm impressed with your husband's cake making skills.

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  9. Thank so much for the kind B Day wishes. Still eating cake left overs and it's still good. Too good!!

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  10. Happy belayed birthday to you! It sounds like a fun day. I enjoyed The Lincoln Lawyer too (both the book and the movie).

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  11. You are so cute! Happy belated birthday - love the trolley picture! I want to see that movie - glad you enjoyed it!

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! A little late..

    You are one spoiled girl! Glad you had a great day!

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