Remember when you were a little kid and you would be so excited about your birthday? As an adult I wait for that feeling and well, it doesn’t happen. I guess that is just part of getting older. Don’t get me wrong, I have no issues with getting older. In fact, I love it. I love when people are baffled by “how old” I really am.
Speaking of birthdays, today is my birthday. I take the day off from work to do stuff just for me.
I feel really lucky to have a job where it is OK to take the day off and is never questioned. And that I can pamper myself with a mani/pedi AND a massage. Yup, I went all out this year.
Since I had the day off I also had the opportunity to visit a women’s day center and drop off some donations.
I collect toiletries from hotels when I travel. I also have a high sensitivity to perfumes and lotions. So if I ever get those as gifts they get thrown into the donation pile and get used by someone else.
In my decluttering I got rid of lots of stuff, including some housewares.
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I spent my birthday weekend in Napa. There was lots of good food eaten and wine drank and beer and mimosas.
After spin class on Saturday Curt and I headed up to the Napa Valley. We had lunch at our favorite Italian restaurant. There were wine tastings at Mumm and Andretti, where I am a member. So all the tastings I want.
There was dinner (yea for mac and cheese!) and beers and brunch and mimosas. And more beer at McNally’s and sushi and beer to end the weekend.
I took today off for a mental health day. I spent the morning lounging and then headed to the noon spin class, which used to be a regular class for me before my company moved.
I almost skipped spin today to keep the lazy on. But I knew I would regret not going.
Four other regulars, plus, of course, Jenn, were there and all of those I consider good friends. We were all chatty and having a good time right before and as class started.
I just felt happy and in a great mood. Not something I normally feel when at spin or really exercising in general. It was … Continue reading