Monday, May 30, 2011
I've never really been the type that NEEDS to celebrate a holiday - least of all my birthday - on the actual date of the occasion/event/anniversary. It's why you're celebrating and with who, not when, how or where you do things. For my birthday, I spent the day with my awesome husband who drove my twenty-seven year old ass all around town to get lunch, go shopping and eventually grab dinner at my favourite restaurant.
I also stuffed my freezer full of meat (that's what she said.) Seriously, we bought a bunch of steaks and chicken in bulk from this guy selling them out of a big white truck in the mall parking lot.
I'm also excited about being twenty-seven because I've actually given myself several gifts this year. I've given myself the gift of mental health, of a strong marriage (see: mental health), and I've yet to talk in detail about this on my blog so far . . . but I've reconnected with my father. He and I have been writing letters for the last month or so and for the first time in about fifteen years, he sent me a card (or letter to be exact) on my birthday. While I'm aware that we're re-building a relationship and I'm still emotionally cautious, I'm also very excited to have a piece of my Dad back in my life.
And the celebrations haven't stopped yet. We had friends and family over on Saturday while breaking out the old grill and Matt's fancy grilling apron, and then today was all about Memorial Day, steaks, family, and fun. And as for tomorrow, we're on our way back to good old Santa Fe for a few days.
Remember the last time we went to Santa Fe? When we orgasmed over french food, offended an art gallery and may have also accidentally played with holy water in a cathedral? No? Me either - which is why we're totally going back. This time mostly because of the French food.
And because I seriously need a break from these damn dogs.
So the pups are being sent to Grandma's house to catch gophers and raise hell while we go on vacation and have steamy, nasty hotel sex.
I'm just kidding about the last part.
It's not a hotel.
PS: One other gift I finally gave myself is that I FINALLY got my own domain for this website! So please if you need to (and you might) change your subscription feed to: http://untypicallyjia.com