While I'm trying to recover from the misery known as Car Accident Surgery #8 and Major Allergic Reaction Due to Medical Team's Screw Up, I've been going through photos. It gives me something to do other than sit around having a pity party.
I realized I haven't yet shared with you the crazy day of my birthday, last Tuesday. It already seems like ages ago.
I woke up Tuesday morning, bleary-eyed, and wandered downstairs to my kitchen for a cup of coffee. I was met by a room filled with black balloons.
To make up for his "black" humor, he also had a dozen yellow roses waiting for me.
Shortly after, I drove to Burke Williams Spa for a morning of pampering. I have a monthly membership with them so I can have someone work on my arm/shoulder/surrounding muscles. This trip was all about pampering though and it was wonderful. I had an Emilee's Intrigue. If you ever have the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful treatment, I highly recommend it.
My plan was to enjoy my morning at the spa, stop into our local mall to shop for a pair of boots with birthday money sent by my parents, and then do some necessary last minute errands before the next morning's surgery.
Instead, Nike surprised me with a text message saying she and Dee were going to meet me at the mall and help me shop for boots and then take me to lunch. Fun!
With help from both my friends, I ended up buying some black, suede, boots at Banana Republic.
I thought Nike, Dee and I would grab a quick bite at one of the many restaurants at the mall. They had other plans ….
I was kidnapped! Yep, they took me away for the entire afternoon without my permission and we had so much fun! (What errands? What responsibilities?)
We started at Las Brisas which is a beautiful Mexican restaurant in Laguna Beach.
Here's the view from inside the restaurant; we, however, ate outside on the patio.
Lunch began with Pomegranate Margaritas.
I was drunk on one … but did I stop drinking after one? No, I did not.
There were also gifts!
"Let's go for a swim!" I called out – clowning around as usual.
Do as I say, not as I do …
By the way, I can't show you photos of Nike and Dee because they took off their clothes and went swimming in their underwear right on Laguna Main Beach. Isn't that something you'd expect from me? But no, I was the conservative one who swam with jeans and a t-shirt on. I really don't recommend swimming in jeans – so uncomfortable! (I also don't recommend posting photos on the Internet of your friends swimming in their panties and bras!)
Did I mention I had too much tequila?
And that I had so much fun?
What a fun, wonderful, crazy – but beautiful birthday.