Happy Birthday to me!

6 Oct

I turned 35 today.  It just sounds weird.  I don’t know why, but it does.  I’m not bothered by that, I’m happy with my life and I don’t feel old or anything, but it just sounds strange to me.

Anyway, lots of good birthday stuff!  I, like everyone else on Facebook, got lots of happy birthdays, which just makes one feel validated for absolutely no reason at all.

Last night, I went out to eat with Maura and Kirra to a place called Social in Bakery Square.  Overall, I wasn’t especially impressed with the food.  Maura and I shared these fried cauliflower patties and some buffalo chicken dip.  Those were both fine, nothing to write home about, but they were good.  I also ordered these ahi tuna nachos because they sounded interesting.


I had the flash off, so you can’t really see the tuna, but it was rare and on top of a little guacamole with some red pepper sauce and wasabi sauce on top as well.  They were good, but honestly, I could barely taste the tuna because there was just too much sauce going on.   That’s my only complaint with these.  As Maura and Kirra pointed out though, the presentation was lovely, so I took a picture.

The one thing I will say about being in my mid-30’s is that I don’t like to stay out too late often because I’m a waste the next day.  So, we called it a night early and I was home a little after 10.  Which was great, because that meant I could wake up early and go to spinning at 8:15!

So I did that today then stopped at Starbucks and got myself a birthday pumpkin spice latte (skim milk, no whip of course).  And while there, I saw the cutest little girl.  She was about 2.5-3 and was with her dad.  She had an orange bow on one side of her hair and a pink headband with a large pink flower on the other side of her head.  I just said that it was obviously a 2 hair-bow kinda day.  Also, I saw a guy walking a cat in my neighborhood.  I kid you not.  My birthday was obviously complete at that point, but it was only 10 am!

I then headed over to my mom’s to make lunch/dinner.  I took a little detour to see miss Sarah at my aunt’s house on my way.  I got my birthday hug and got to feed her and see some smiles.  Again, could my birthday get any better?

My mom had been asking me what I wanted to do for my birthday for weeks and I couldn’t think of anything that I really wanted to do.  I finally decided that I simply wanted her stuffed green peppers.  It’s one of those odd meals that my mom makes much better than I do.  I don’t know why, but when I attempt to make this, it’s never as good as when my mom makes it.  So we cooked together today.

First up, we cooked up a combo of ground turkey breast, lean ground beef, diced onion, diced celery, garlic, salt, pepper and lots of italian seasoning.


Then we added in about a cup of marinara and another 1.5-2 cups of tomato sauce.


My mom had the last of her peppers from her garden and we used those to stuff.  My mom used to cut the tops off and stuff them standing up, but she found it was easier to cut them in half and lay them down, so we stuffed them that way and topped them with a little tomato paste.


Eric’s girlfriend Jamie and her two girls came up to eat with us, bringing me a cute pumpkin lantern and a home-made card.  My mom got a small cake for us and they sang to me.  Nothing like having a 6 and 9 year old there for your birthday… as they were leaving, the youngest goes to me… wait, we didn’t watch you open presents.  I was like, oh, honey, you don’t tend to get a lot of wrapped gifts at my age.  She just was looking at me like that must be the worst thing in the world.  Little does she know just having people who love you is more than enough on your birthday.

Oh, and when I said could my birthday get any better, it could.  The bucco’s won!!!  Seriously, it’s October, I haven’t seen the Pirates play on or around my birthday since 1992.  It’s a glorious day.

One Response to “Happy Birthday to me!”

  1. icecreammagazine October 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    happy burphday ! x

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