I turned 35 on February 4th. I love birthdays, I always have! As some people age, they hate birthdays because they are reminders of time passing and getting older. Personally, I don't mind getting older because as I've gotten older, I've also gotten smarter. There are things I know now about myself and about others that would have been very handy in my teen years/early 20s. I know that as time passes, I will learn more and life will get better. There is much to be grateful for now and much to look forward to.
I spent my birthday in San Antonio this year with my Dad and Peanut. We had a great time! On the day of my birthday, Dad, our cousin Bonnie, and I had dinner at Bill Miller's BBQ and then headed out to Laugh Out Loud, a comedy club in San Antonio. We all laughed through the whole show. There is nothing better than a good dose of laughter, it was a great way to celebrate. On Saturday, Dad and I signed him up for Scuba Diving lessons (something that is on his bucket list) and saw The Roommate, which was freaky, but very good. We headed home to a dinner of Dad's homemade tacos, which rivals any Mexican restaurant anywhere! Sunday was a quiet day at home. We watched the Super Bowl and just hung out. Monday, it was lunch at Bill Miller's BBQ again (that place is FANTASTIC) and then I headed home to Houston where I had a late birthday dinner with a friend.
Today, I am trying to get back in the swing of things after a wonderful weekend away. Real life is overrated and hard to get back into when you've had a relaxing few days away, but I am slowly dipping my toe in the scalding pool of reality.