Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Dirty 30

This weekend I celebrated the big 3-0! Ahhhhh, I know...I'm old. I thought that it was going to be depressing for me, but it actually was an almost perfect weekend. 

I requested off for that Friday a few weeks ago, simply because I thought it would be nice to have a long weekend. I decided a few days later to schedule a hair appointment with our family friend Erika and, low-and-behold, the first appointment she mentioned was for Friday! What better way to kick-off your birthday celebration than with a new 'do?! So I went back and fourth for a week trying to figure out what I wanted to do...until I decided I wanted a big change. That change...was a lob ( "long bob" ) I also had highlights/balayage again to touch up my color. Here are the results:

After my hair appointment, I came home and relaxed for a bit. Nate and I finished the rest of Breaking Bad on Netflix and then went to The Silver Lake for dinner ( our local bar/restaurant and where we first met ) I had pretty awesome scallops, a few drinks and then we just relaxed the rest of the evening.

Then on Saturday, I ended up taking Haley to the vet. She has been "coughing" and grunting quite frequently these past few weeks and she did it a lot on Friday, so we were concerned. I told Nathan to make an appointment and I would take her in. Our appointment was at 10. After 2 chest xrays and some bloodwork, it was determined that poor Haley has an enlarged heart. Thankfully, we caught it at an early stage so she has no fluid in her lungs and the doctor did not hear a heart murmur. She is now taking Lasix to help her heart from enlarging anymore. She is 12 years old so it's not uncommon for this to occur. Luckily, she is very healthy aside from this and even after taking only 3 doses we can tell that the noises have lessened. So although it wasn't spectacular news, I can be thankful that it was not worse.

When we got back home, Mallory had arrived! She came in from Pittsburgh to spend my big day with me. I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do, so we flew by the seat of our pants. I did know that I wanted to do some thrift shopping ( because I know that's something she enjoys, too, so I could have a good time instead of having to go alone! ) so we headed to town and ended up eating lunch at Duke's West Shore. After lunch, we went to Community Aid where I found 2 cardigans and a nice faux-leather jacket. Then we headed to Salvation Army where I found 2 nice tops. Score!

After that endeavor, we headed home to relax a bit until we decided that we wanted to go to the Harrisburg Comedy Zone. I had never been and there was a female comic headlining. I thought it would be fun. I asked Nate to come with us, so we all got ready and headed over.

We had some trouble at first getting tickets, but luckily due to Nate being such a nice guy, the ticket guy let us in. Hallejulah! So we got our seats, some drinks and some apps and enjoyed the show!

We got home around 10:30, sat around and chatted for a bit and then we passed out.

Today, we were lazy until about 1:30, then we decided to get up and go get our nails done. Mallory was too sweet and treated me to a late lunch and paid for my nails. It was wonderful to spend time with her and it was so great of her to come into town simply to spend this day with me. She's quite an amazing friend and I am so blessed to have someone like that in my life. 

All-in-all, my birthday was great. I got to spend it with two of the best people in my life, share laughs and just be me. I got numerous texts and Facebook messages from people wishing me a 'happy birthday' and it was wonderful. I wouldn't have wanted to spend it any other way.

My heart overflows!'s to 30! *cheers*