Birthday Celebrations

I’ve decided to take some time out from my hectic schedule, and visit my third place to relax for an hour or so. With the storms that have been hitting our area today, it was time to just get out of the house while there was a break in the rain and storms.

Well for those of you in the know, today is my birthday. Some may not realize that it is the big FOUR-OH (40), which doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. I got a chance to chat with my mum last night for almost a couple of hours, and I guess that made me feel all that much better. Oh look … it’s raining again.

Chris and James
Chris and many of my friends, surprised me on Saturday with a party at Trader Vic’s on Mockingbird for a Polynesian-esque meal (with drinks). It was truly a surprise! Mainly in part as the person who appeared to be least likely to ever be involved with deception, deceived me. I had kind of expected Chris to be planning something for next weekend, of course that just added to thrill of being surprised. I have to say that I was actually very impressed with the way it all was coordinated, and saddened that I could be so predictable as to make it all work out as well as it did.

Sunday, Chris and I got to spend time with our Little Brother and went to the FC Dallas game for 15 minutes as it was way too hot to spend time outside in a stadium. I didn’t mind that our LB was feeling the heat and wanted to leave, as I was feeling it as well (nothing to do with the party the night before). So we returned to LB’s home and Chris and he swam in the pool, and then we ate pizza and had cake for Big Brother’s Day. Our LB gave us this incredible nice card which had a label marked “Big Brother’s” placed over a Father’s Day card. He even recorded a great message inside the card which was just brilliant to listen to.

The remainder of the week is planned to be quiet as I try to catch up on work — fun, fun 🙂