It's the dying minutes of my birthday weekend and soon I shall get plunged into mid-week work chaos.
I had an AWESOME weekend! It was jampacked full and I needed today to recover from all the mayhem. I was determined my day would not be ruined and though some tried, it was not!
My day spa visit was utter heaven on Friday. After a delicious sleep in, I popped over to the day spa and had a 3.5 hour treatment - sea salt full body scrub for 30 minutes, 15 minute steam (was a little hot in there for me), 15 minute shower, one hour full body hot rock massage (including being massaged *with* the actual hot rocks as well as having them laid on my back and then front while other extremeties were tended to) and then one hour facial. Then a delightful snack with a glass of wine, cup of coffee and choc mousse for dessert.
Then back home to get ready for the drinks. My mum came over to put me into my dress - what use is a dress that you can only wear if a woman is there to put you *into* it (it's all very well that one needs to find someone to then help you get out of it - that bit is *much* easier!). Stupid dress. I wore my *new awesome* shoes - a photo was taken at the party. Will iconise later. Straightened my hair and even wore makeup. Lovely lift came and picked me up and we were early enough (after parking drama) to hang with kathrynlinge
before they had to duck off to a concert.kathrynlinge
was there first and discovered that my organising catering at the Raffles entitled us to our own cordonned off section which I thought was most enjoyable. Didn't really get annoyed by other people or anything. There was FAR TOO much food. SERIOUSLY. And whilst there were groans of complaints about it, I totally catered for the number of people who came. So I can only conclude that Raffles way over catered, and I got good value for money. Even though people had to seriously pull their weight and may never eat pizza again.
Was lovely to catch up with everyone who came. I feel, as I always do when hosting, that I didn't get enough time with everyone. Flitted from group to group and conversation to conversation but I had a great time with all and I had too many pink drinks. Was saved in the end by two very good friends, whom I thank for sorting out what could have been aw-kward. Was far too drunk and giggly to both spot and then sort it myself.
Went to bed late. Got out of bed late. Shouted myself to my favourite breakfast at my favourite breakfast place but discovered my hangover, didn't finish my coffee and went home to go back to bed. jbaby77
and the Divine Ms B came over later in the evening and gave me an awesome present - a photo frame for which we spent the next hour trying to get a good photo of the three of us to put in it. It was too too funny! Love those two! And then jbaby77
and I went and grabbed some delicious Chinese for dinner. I was still hungover and faded a bit early I think for her - mostly I was probably dehyrated and tired, I only had 3 cosmopolitans. And I drank a glass of water before bed. I think I watched some BSG and went to bed earlyish.
Sunday I slept in again (note most "sleeping in" is to like just after 9am). Lolled around in bed till Russ and Liz picked me up for Shakespeare. See previous post for that. Came home 11pmish. Was chatting online to a friend till 2am and then slept in again today.
Today my mind was mush. I did not get out of bed today and I do not feel bad about that!
Hopefully I am recharged enough for work tomorrow. Not too many things outstanding, can't think of any impending deadlines that I should be starting to dread. So that's cool.
In summary, I had a really really great birthday. Thank you for all your messages and for those of you who came and hung out with me at some point over the weekend. And I look forward to catching up with those who had to raincheck. I felt very special and loved this weekend and I feel very happy and positive about the year ahead. All good things.