Friday, January 29, 2010

getting too old to party all night

It happened last night. I turned 30. And I'm still alive. Or as many friends have said to me this week, "thirty, flirty, and thriving!" (13 going on 30 movie reference). For your information, HF has done a really lousy job at celebrating my birthdays over the years, and finally this year I warned him that something really bad would happen to him if he didn't make my 30th special. I haven't been especially excited about turning 30.

This year, all the stars were aligned and my birthday fell on one of his days off. Every day during the week, there would be a knock on our door and there would be a package from him. We aren't spenders, and I don't like money being spent on me, but it was such a nice surprise to get a little something from him each day. I had not expected it at all.He was certain that he would have to be gone on my birthday, so he was giving me a week long bithday.

Last night we got dressed up in our fanciest and he took me to a very fancy 5 star restaurant. Unfortunately, I got pretty sick afterwards. I guess I'm not used to eating that way, or there was something bad, or I'm not sure, but I felt pretty sick to my stomach afterwards. I have never eaten at such a fancy place. Someone came and put the napkins across our laps and they placed a teensy ball of sorbet in front of us to cleanse out palate. The starter salad was probably the best part of the whole meal. It was mixed greens with freshly grated parmesan and thyme on top. It was heavenly. I chose a very basic meal of herb roasted chicken, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and vegetables. I'm pretty sure it was the gravy that made me sick.

After dinner we did some shopping and then he took me to see Sherlock Holmes. I really enjoyed this movie.
And the gifts don't end there. I got to sleep in today until I wanted. I got up at noon because I was meeting friends for lunch. It just about killed me staying out until 1 a.m. First sign of aging? The inability to stay up late?

Anyway, I think I like 30.

18 comments:

Natalie said...

Not only were you a queen for a day, but for a whole week!

I too turn the big 3-0 this year but I haven't been too stressed over it. I think as long as I look younger than I actually am, I'll be OK, though my body sure reminds me what is "age appropriate" now!

Sorry about the sickies to dampen the day, but I'm SO glad you were treated like the queen you are. Happy (belated) Birthday!

KD said...

Happy Birthday!! :) I'm so glad that HF took such good care of you. I'll be expecting some posts about all the loot you received, Birthday Queen! lol.

I was "bummed" when I turned 25 but that was nothing compared to when I turned 30. :( I decided that at a landmark birthday like that, I would try to find some of the important people in my life and thank them for their contributions to my life. Some I hadn't talked to in 10 or 15 years. Thanks to the internet, I was able to find several people and we are still in touch. It was so fun hearing how surprised THEY were over MY birthday. :)

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday!!! Such a shame you got sick:( Hope you feel better!

Mama Hen said...

Happy birthday! Being 30 has been super fun for me...except today when I was trying to take self-portraits with the baby I kept noticing new wrinkles in the pictures. Oh well...welcome. I think you'll enjoy it! :)

Dori said...

Happy birthday! Yea for being spoiled!

Age has nothing to do with the ability/inability to stay out late...CHILDREN, on the other hand...

Slamdunk said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you spent some quality time (prior to the illness).

thewarriorpoets said...

Happy birthday!

30 wasn't bad, but for some reason I'm dreading 35 in a few months. I've concluded it's having kids that makes me feel old.

Mrs. Deputy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

I turn 30 this year! and I havent been able to party all night for the last 8 years...LOL :)

Nicole said...

LOL even though you had to threaten him, I'd say he did a pretty good job! Happy Birthday.

I love being in my thirties, now, but I wasnt thrilled about it either. It has actually been a blast!

Partying all night, haha, I dont think so. I know I wouldnt be able to make it!

MJ said...

I'm only turning 25 this year, and I am already finding it hard to stay out late. I remember in college, I could go out and party until 2AM and then get up for my 8AM Marketing class. Now if I don't have at least 7 hours of sleep, I am non-functioning.

Tara said...

I have to agree, kids and night shifts too, if I don't have
to be awake I start to drag about 10 and thAt has been since I was 19... I am24 n my eldest daughter is 4.

Tara said...

Oh... And happy birthday!

911 and the Randomness.. said...

Happy Birthday!!!

mrs. fuzz said...

Thanks Ya'll for the birthday wishes! Glad to hear I'm not the only one that can't stay out all night and Dori-once again, I think you are right about it being the kids and not the age. . . :)

Texas Ghostrider said...

Happy Birthday, Sweetie, Tell Hubby he is making the rest of us men folk look bad!

Stella said...

I'm glad you had a great birthday...welcome to the club...you do know 30 is the new 20. Love the 13 going on 30 Movie...I reference it alot ;)

MONICA-LnP said...

I missed your BIRTHDAY!!HAPPY WAY BELATED 30TH BIRTHDAY!What a great age to be!how fun to have a week long birthday celebration and glad HF stepped up this year to make sure 30 would be remembered.

Because of Love said...

So I am a little behind, but Happy Birthday!!!! (This will be my big 30th year too. Not sure if I will handle it as well as you....)