Thirty

30. 3.0. Wow! I did it, I turned 30 and have now been successfully alive for 12 days since then. Nothing to worry about anymore. Well there are new worries, but I’ll get to that in a minute.

When I was 16- 17, something like that, can’t really remember, but a long time ago anyhow. My friend Jessica {from the most rocking blog- Happier Still} and another friend Katie M were returning from an MUN conference.-We were cool like that, going to Model United Nation Conferences and all but anyway, on this trip-  I told them that I was going to die at 30. They laughed at me and said I wouldn’t die at thirty, but I kept insisting, I was so sure that I was going to die at thirty that if it didn’t happen on its own, I would be more than happy to do the deed myself. I was very morbid and I guess had a flair for the dramatic. Both Jessica and Katie told me that I’d be married and have kids and wouldnt’ want to die and you know what they were right they were oh so so very right.

Because I dont’ want to die. At thirty, my life is filled with so much love and craziness and laughter and life that now I really truly fear the thought of dying and leaving my peeps.

But enough with death and dying and turning thirty and all that. I had a wonderful birthday. I woke up to a big box of Godiva chocolates from J and when I went to go get the Bun from his crib he started singing Happy Birthday and I conveniently chose to ignore the fact that it is his favorite song and he sings it all the time and requests everyone to sing it all the time, so it really wasn’t for me.

For my birthday lunch my mom, Bun and I tried out this new Indian restaurant called Saffron and had some delicious Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer , Lamb Nargisi, Seekh Kabob, Basil Naan and Mango Lassi. My mom and I went to the mall where my mom surprised me with a Pandora Charm bracelet and let me pick out two charms to get it started.

Bun’s face in this photo is priceless!

 

In the evening, we celebrated with cake and candles and more singing on “Happy Birthday.” This time Bun even added in Happy Birthday Mama, which was very sweet. After Cake and photos , J and I went out on our birthday date. We went out for dinner and a  movie, a real movie, still in theaters!!! This was very exciting because we have seen exactly two movies in theaters since Bun was born- Avatar and Inception. Its something I miss a lot- Going to big summer blockbusters was one of J and my favorite activities back in the pre baby days.

J picked a great new Sushi restaurant and I picked Harry Potter as our movie because it was in Imax and 3d. When you only see one movie every 10 months, it better have all the bells and whistles.  Our dinner was fantastic- Shiki Sushi was a new place for us and it did not disappoint. We indulged ourselves with Sushi and sushi and sushi and round after round of cocktails! We ate so much that we were worried we wouldn’t be able to stay up for the movie. The movie started at 9:15 and my bedtime is 10, but we drank some caffeine and very much enjoyed the 3d extravaganza. It was especially sweet of J to go to all out and celebrate my special night because he had to leave for a work trip at 6 am the next morning.

It was such a wonderful birthday and the best part was yet to come- a few days later I left on a birthday trip to Philadelphia with Bun and my parents!

The Big 30 was given its proper due. And I say bring on a 30 more because now I know that I have a lot more living left to do.

 

 

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