My birthweek began on April 11th, by redeeming my FREE birthday coupons!
First, my love took me to Zoe’s Kitchen, where I received a completely free lunch! (Just my Turkey Stack–we purchased Jorge’s meal, and our Hummus Trio 😀 ).
We went next door immediately after we finished eating and redeemed my coupon for my free mini-bundt at Nothing Bundt Cakes! I got the White Chocolate Raspberry for free and we purchased the Red Velvet one. (Even if I’ve got coupons for free stuff, I feel guilty and have to buy something!) Mmmmmm.
I pigged out on it with my love and John at home in the evening and the girls shared the red velvet one. The day’s gluttony sent me into a spiral of guilt, so onto the DREADMILL I went.
I much prefer the great outdoors, but it was dark and Jorge doesn’t allow me to run out there for fear of someone kidnapping me lol, but at least I got to catch up on an episode of Grey’s. (Had I mentioned Jorge and I were fiending for more episodes so we started the entire series over again!) 😆
The next day, April 12th, I asked Sally if I could take her out for lunch, since her birthday is the day before mine, on the 13th. She said instead of me taking her out, we’d take each other out to Cheddar’s and split the check in half (she always does that on our birthdays instead of letting me take her 😆 ). We did our usual catching up during my extended lunch, and feasted on our entree and then a delicious dessert!
I feel sincerely blessed to be able to spend another birthday together with this gal! I love her!
On the 13th, Michelle took me out to Cheddar’s to celebrate my birthday (I could go to Cheddar’s every day!). Jorge and EZ went to celebrate with us, too 🙂 .
The next day, on my actual birthday, my love treated me to Hop Tung, where I had some steak Pho! It’s SO GOOD!
Then later we had cake at work to celebrate!
Mario took the kids to see me after they got out of school, before I got out of work, which I was really grateful for. It was, unfortunately, his weekend with them and we “switch” on Thursdays. Eenan gave me a drawing (like he has for the past few years ?) of Hello Kitty and Emily gave me a My Little Pony for my shelf <3! I went to visit Gramma right after work. We chit-chatted and took some selfies. She's getting a lot better at them, hehe!
I got home and changed into my evening attire (i.e. very casual clothing, heh). Michelle, EZ and of course my love and I were going to Suerte Bar & Grill for Selena Tribute Night. It became a HUGE event! We even had to buy tickets to get in!
It took a bit to find parking, but we met up with EZ and Michelle. It was a weeknight so Sally couldn’t get away 😕 .
By the time we got in, of course, Suerte was packed. So we opted for Thirsty Monkey right behind Suerte (they’re Sister bars), where the celebration was carrying on, too. We walk in and Yazmin is handing out glow sticks and toy mics. I was surprised to see her. It still freaks me out how grown up she is!
So we hang out, and are later joined by Jr. and we watch the (entire) Selena movie at Thirsty Monkey. Michelle and I sing like fools throughout the movie (even before any cocktails were involved 😆 !) and then we order our food and drinks.
It was so awesome to be there with all these strangers just singing out loud and sharing our love for Selena. It was the best!!
When the movie was over, we made our way back to Suerte and there was a LINE outside. We showed our wristbands and we got in pretty fast.
There was music all night, a look-alike contest and even karaoke, but karaoke was taking place at 12:30 and we were already tired and sleepy by midnight 😆 .
It was one of the best birthdays, ever!