So, I mentioned in my last blog that I had a birthday coming up. It was yesterday. Don’t feel bad if you forgot to send me some birthday love. I felt like a rockstar most of the day. If I ever consider getting rid of my Facebook account, I’ll remind myself of how good I feel about the site when my big day rolls around. The love was pouring in all day!
My birthday is always extra cool because I share the day with my older sister. Yes, we have the same birthday but we’re three years apart. When we were kids this wasn’t necessarily the coolest thing to share a birthday, but now? Now, it’s the shit. It helps that she’s one of my favorite people. And, it’s just fun. The last couple of years we’ve gone for lunch and then hit the spa. I love the spa. Honestly, if I had loads of extra cash, I’m pretty sure I’d spend it being pampered.
Yesterday we both opted for a spa treatment we’d never tried (we’re getting adventurous now that we’re in our mid and late 30’s). It’s called a Native American Body Balancer. I thought for sure we’d leave covered in body paint and feathers, but sadly, we did not. Calm down, it’s a joke. The treatment is a skin exfoliation/detox that involves a scrub, steam, shower and body butter application. The scrub? A little scratchy, but it was fine and the local herb mixture smelled amazing. The steam? Holy hot! Thank God the lady told me how to turn it off, because there is no way in hell I would have lasted in that room for 20 minutes. I’m pretty sure I turned it off after like seven minutes. I think I’m still sweating. My skin is happy today though, and I do feel slightly detoxed, which may or may not be a placebo thing.
I ended the day with a Gmail chat interview (more on that when I know where it’s all going) and a wonderful dinner with my little family. Rob, Em and I have such a great time together, and I am reminded of that so often. I feel like a very lucky woman to have such an incredible husband and stepdaughter. Jack and Kitty never actually wished me a ‘Happy Birthday,’ but I could feel their love. Damn, life is good.