Nothing like writing about something that happened six days ago...or posting at night when you know no one will see it, lol. I have to document just a tiny bit though! And since I burdened everyone with that painfully boring description about my last day being 27, I thought I'd keep it real simple with just a few pictures. And of course a few words...
So, all I wanted to do for my birthday was go to Target, get Starbucks, a LARGE bag of peanut butter M&M's and then go to dinner somewhere that had brownies on their dessert menu. So I did the first part earlier in the day by myself. Target. Starbucks. M&M's. Those peanut butter M&M's...so good. I was popping them like popcorn all day, and then when I saw them on the counter the next morning I threw them into the trash. It was fun while it lasted, but not happening again for a long, long time. (Maybe that should be my sugar treat once a month? But maybe just a small bag, lol...) By the time I got home from Target/eating M&M's in my car for about four hours, John was already home. He gave me the sweetest card and I opened it while he was on the phone and I was like making faces at him like, "AWW. AWW. AWW." And then he told me that he just picked it up real quick at the grocery store, haha. But it seriously was perfect. LIKE it all made sense to us and our life. I spend like hours trying to always find the perfect card and I never can.
It might be weird, but some of my favorite pictures ever are the ones before the "good one." What I see when I look at this is A) John is REALLY tired and B) I AM REALLY FUCKING HAPPY. It feels like it's been ages since he's gotten home at a decent time, so it was a real treat. I miss him. (PS: feeling super sappy today, lol.) We decided to go to the mall so I could go...SHOPPING. Duh! I had my first Lululemon experience which was maybe one of the most exciting times of my life because I just would not let myself shop there before, but now I live in my workout clothes and am actually USING THEM. So when John was like, "wanna go to lulu?" I was like..."you know what, yes I do."
A few things. First of all, I just really like my hair in this picture. And secondly, WHAT is with Lululemon sizing??! I didn't really look and just picked what would be my usual size...then I had to go back and get a size bigger...and then a size even bigger. And I could have gone maybe even one bigger than that! (PS I'm talking about the shorts here, I didn't try on any pants since I don't even like to workout in pants.) What's pictured here is actually the first pair, so two sizes too small, haha. It was crazy. But I do get the hype. They're nice. Very nice. My good old Nike clothes are probably going to get rotated out here soon...
And before I get started on my rant about denim shorts...I'm just going to fast forward to dinner. So we went to Maggianos because it was like "our place" back when we lived in Chicago (aka outside of Chicago, but you know, "same thing") and we hadn't been since, so I thought it would be nice. And if I'm going to have a treat, why not have all the best things like wine and bread and pasta right? It was just SO much food though. WAY too much. But not getting into that discussion right now either, lol. But funny little story I have to tell/want to remember - so John made a reservation earlier in the day and when we got there I was like, "Apfel 8:45" and she was like.."nope don't see you." And I was like pulling John over like, "um hey...you called right?" And he was about to get real pissed and took out his phone like to show her that he called, but then he saw the number he dialed said Nashville TN, hahaha. So we got on the waitlist and even though she said 45 minutes, we got a table like not even 30 seconds later. It was was fine. And really, is it not the thought that counts? I was just impressed that he called ahead, lol.
Had to have it. Brownies are another one of my favorites. This one was like "bite-sized" bites and all warm and gooey and had chocolate chips in them. Unfortunately, I was really, like REALLY full by then but I still enjoyed it. And then they brought out lemon cookies with candles. But I don't really like lemon cookies, so John ate those and I had most of this.
By the time we got out of there it was like 11PM so the inside of the mall was closed....and we had parked WAY around the other side at Nordstrom so we had to walk ALL the way around the mall, haha. Besides the fact that I was so stuffed I couldn't even breathe at this point, it was pretty funny. I kept trying to take pictures of us (wine buzz..like ONE glass too) but this is best I got.
....and then I went to bed for the first time as a 28 year old. Just kidding, lol. Really I went to bed with a stomach ache and was like, "DON'T TOUCH ME" to John, haha. I thought I might throw up. But it was a pretty great birthday. I just think I'll tone it down maybe on the treats next time...or maybe not. The end!! xx