It all started innocent enough. I planned my birthday weekend and picked these beautiful flowers for myself at the farm. It was all going to be so simple. Before you go any further in this story read My Birthday Bucket List, it’ll help explain things. I was a bit disappointed in the fact that some of plans fell through due to the selfishness of others, but I’ve come to realize that not everyone takes all weekend to celebrate their birthday so I might seem like the selfish one. Oh well. I’m over it.
Then it happened, Friday night the beginning of Milena Fest. ( My weekend long celebration of well, me!) My girlfriends insisted we get a cab. Dear Lord, I’m scared. I’m not 21, but soon to be 41 and a mom to boot! My husband is all for it and off we go. After that my memory gets a little fuzzy……
The last thing I remember is opening up a third bottle of wine. There were boys trolling for the final pickings at the bar ( that would be us) and shots were involved. I woke up in my bed fully dressed and still inebriated from the night before. My husband laughed at me and said he found me crawling up the stairs at 4 A.M. Crap, what the hell happened! I texted the parties involved and thankfully I didn’t embarrass myself too much. Then it began – the hangover. What was I thinking? I still needed to use my birthday coupons to complete my bucket list! After a morning nap the husband took me and kids out. I used my first birthday coupon for my free burger. ( I don’t eat burgers, so my husband had it.) That turned into a huge conversation about our dislike of chain restaurants and why would anyone want to keep going back to one. ( I’m saving that for another post.) We head to the Galleria to use the rest of my coupons. I can’t focus and we end our trip. My husband laughs at me as I turn pale. We stop at the wine shop to purchase the next bucket list item which is a good bottle of wine. I so don’t want to be in there. We do a tasting purchase our wine and leave. The entire ride home I scope out the car for items I could possibly vomit in.
Saturday was much better and I got over my stupidity. We took a family trip together to Howe Caverns. I got to zipline and do a ropes course. ( Which scared the hell out of me!) I felt fine and we had such a great time together as a family. On the way home we ate at this castle shaped restaurant, and I was actually able to share a pitcher of beer with my husband without feeling ill. It was a long day, but the boys had so much fun. You know what else I squeezed in?
Yes, my nasty food item I shouldn’t eat! It doesn’t get any classier than eating a fried pickle by an RV at a flea market. I know how to live! Sadly, Sunday ended and my real birthday was Monday. I was lavished with over 100 Facebook wishes and spent most of the day tired. I never went to the movies or had cocktails in the pool, but I did have my cake. I also had an unexpected birthday wish that made my whole day. ( You know who you are!) But, it’s done and I’m officially an over 40 woman that gets coupons for Poise products in the mail. I’m happy, healthy and well, feeling good about my life. Thank you for being a part of it. ( Even when it’s f@*%ed up at times!