Sunday, November 27, 2005

Birthday fun

We took numerous pictures on Friday night, but most of them didn't turn out. (Hhhmmm.... considering Gabriel was taking the pics AND he was the only sober one, maybe we should have let him drink something after all?)

Anyway, here's one of Alia and me (while we were still standing).

Friday night was spent at home with Leah, Alia and Gabriel, with a surprise visit from Meike, the neighbour a few doors down. We ate, drank and then... drank some more. I had a nice bottle of good quality tequila to crack open and share...

Although I enjoy tequila, I don't actually indulge in it much. So for Alia and I to consume enough that we both ended up asleep (some would call it 'passed out', but we are calling it 'asleep') is ... unusual... at least these days. I figured, "Hey, I've been working my ass off these past few months. One night of drinking won't kill me..."

And indeed, it wasn't the drinking, but the hangover...

Uuuuuggggghhhhh....

In our inebriated state, Alia and I promised we'd meet at the gym the next day to clear our heads. Gabriel, being the only sober one in the house, was our witness... and of course, was going to join us.

There was a moment on Saturday when I wasn't quite sure they'd make it, as I stood at the entrance of the gym wondering what the hell we'd been thinking!

But they showed up.

And we worked out.

As best we could anyway...

Remember how I was grumbling about a knee hurting? Yeah... well... now they both hurt when I run. Crap! (No comments about getting old, please!) Anyway, aspirin for the head and ice for the knees and all was well.

Saturday night was spent with another friend, having dinner and more drinks.... with ice pack on the knees, and a cat on my lap. It was delightfully relaxing... Since I drank, there was no driving involved and next thing I knew, there was a hot cup of coffee in front of me to start the day.

(I mean, heck, if you're going to celebrate, it might as well get stretched out over a few days, right?)

And today I had lunch with Leah, and then with dinner with Zoe, Lee and Judy, with phone calls from family and friends sprinkled throughout the day.

And so, it has been a weekend of total and utter indulgence.

Sigh...

I probably should have studied more this weekend... and done more chores... and gone to the grocery store...

But ... Oh well! Life goes on! And I have to say... this self-indulged break has been just what I needed. Now I am definitely motivated to get through these last two weeks of classes with full on energy!

Only two weeks left to the semester! Woo hoo!!!!!

5 comments:

A. said...

Definitely "asleep"...
Happy Birthday!!

madcapmum said...

Gosh, you sound like a real student! Happy Snappy Birthday to You!

sissoula said...

CumpleaƱos feliz!

ipodmomma said...

thought about you over the weekend.... sounds like you have a really good one!

so, belated happy b-day! love the pic!!

Amber said...

I'm a bit late ... but Happy Birthday!!! Glad you had a nice weekend :) Sounds fun to me, but then again I am 3 margaritas into a Thursday night!