this year my birthday landed on a saturday. naturally that means we should have a party, right? well, no. but it did mean that we could celebrate late into the night whatever that may be.
because it was a saturday that also meant that i had running to do. and this day the training involved a five mile course with a steep incline. our trainer always makes fun of me because he knows hills are not my favorite thing in the world. but i do them knowing the downhill is the best feeling. and honestly, i don't have a choice.
|my running buddies.|
a good breakfast after a great workout is my favorite part of the day. i've earned every bite.
then jordan and i had to get to notre dame to register for school. i loved that i got to spend some alone time with him. we both talked about being nervous and excited about the change ahead. i got to tell him how proud i am of everything he has done. and i got a better insight into what he wants to do with his life. (he has no idea. but his interests and talents are widespread, so the sky's the limit.)
we went to a few presentations and learned about course load, financial commitments, and all of the extras that go along with the high school experience. we even had to track down a sweatshirt since they had put them all away by the time we were ready to purchase.
we left the high school and hurried to the baseball field to catch the last two innings of andrew's game.
|that's him on second base.|
two of his grandparents were there to celebrate their second win and to give me a birthday hug.
|showing off our manicures.|
at home we relaxed while bobby went to softball practice with his new team. then my parents came over to pick up the kids so bobby and i could go to dinner and a movie.
bobby gets to enjoy some nice lunches through his work. he comes home and says "i went to this restaurant that you would love." so he planned an evening to take me to one of those places.
we had tickets to see side effects at the arclight. i had heard good things about this movie and frankly we've either seen everything else or really didn't have an interest in what else was out. not the most cheerful movie - it deals with depression and the side effects of medication. but it was well acted and we were drawn in to the story. overall a thumbs up.
my favorite part of the night was walking back to our car. the streets of hollywood on a saturday night are a sight to behold. people watching, listening to the guy rap in front of the restaurant. limos pulling up every two seconds. the stars on the sidewalk. i forget sometimes that we live in the shadow of this famous city. i forget that bobby sees the glamorous and crazy side of this business everyday. it's still exciting and scary and entertaining for me.
i couldn't do this every saturday night. but once in a while it's kind of fun to step into this world.
that's how it went. my birthday come and gone. celebrated exactly the way i wanted. thanks for the facebook notes, the texts, cards and phone calls. it's nice to be reminded how much you are loved. thank you to all for making it a special day.