So I dressed up and went out for my birthday last night, even though it's the highest drinking holiday in the world. I had posted on Facebook that I was planning on going out and looking for ideas of where to go if anyone was interested. I got a lot of lovely ideas from people I adore, however they were all out of state and until the Little Lady gets the teleporter to go to more places than Abu Daubi and actually have it capable of returning you from your destination back home again, that ended up being a no-go plan. Other friends offered the use of their personal bar and even offered to install a stripper pole. I wondered if there were going to be strippers for my birthday but didn't ask. I wanted to go out in public and have fun, see the old hangout I used to go to once a month and find out what was new and exciting.
So, I did. Unfortunately others who wanted to show up didn't due to issues they couldn't control. The friend I went out with was more than capable to help me stay entertained between conversation and people watching, which is always a high point of any outing. People watching is the best fun you can have when going out. Trying to figure out what kind of crazy someone is should be made into a drinking game if it hasn't been already. Other than the enormous amount of country music (which I got taken care of after awhile) the night was good. 4 drinks, lots of people, a little dancing and great conversation. Plus earlier in the day I had a fabulous dinner with my daughter and her best friend. Soon I'll be making an appointment for a facial over at Casal's. I was supposed to go for a massage, but I think a refresher facial is exactly what I need. With the leftover cash I can also buy a product or two that they use on my face to help with the dryness.
My lovely sister also was kind enough to wake me up at 1 am on my birthday, the wrong time according to her since it was only midnight where she's at, to wish me a happy birthday. My landlord showed up at 7:30 in the morning to do some work on the van and take it in for e-testing. So I didn't get to sleep in on my birthday as I had planned, nor on this fine beautiful Sunday as much as I wanted to, but I do feel pretty good after such a long, looong, birthday.
Make sure you take the time to celebrate with family and friends for your birthday, whether it's online, via text or phone, it'll make them feel better even if you don't get to be there physically, they know that you care. It only takes 5 minutes. Enjoy your birthday, each and every one you have. Later.