Saturday was my birthday, but I made a whole birthday weekend out of it! Wouldn’t you?
Friday was my RDO (regular day off) and I started the day off with a spa appointment at 10:30 a.m. I hadn’t had a facial in forever, so I thought my birthday was a good occasion to take care of myself a bit. I had an ULTA gift certificate (from last year) that I wanted to use. I had never had a facial at ULTA before, but I was really very pleasantly surprised. The skin therapist (I don’t know the difference between all the jargon ‘skin therapist/esthetician/cosmetician/beautician, but she called herself a skin therapist) was very nice and knowledgeable and explained everything that she did along the way (which I really appreciated). It was an hour of relaxing and pampering.
Afterwards I did some (necessary and some pre-birthday) shopping. First I went to Sephora for some birthday shopping sponsored by J (and also to collect my beauty insider birthday gift), and then to Kohls. I also picked up my birthday treat at Starbucks.
Then I went to World Market to spend my $10 birthday coupon to get some essentials there ( you know, like Deutschländer sausages, German pickles, and Dutch licorice!) and finished my day of shopping with a stop at the grocery store. It was nice to be out and about for a bit. I don’t do that very often.
Saturday I slept in until 9 a.m. and then I took a shower before a little bit of a phone marathon with my sister, my parents, my uncle and two of my best friends.
I had coffee and birthday cake and then opened a few cards and birthday gifts, which was nice. And then I lounged around the house with my book all afternoon. It was glorious.
In the evening, I mad the last minute decision to go to La Trattoria Bohemia, a small-but-cozy Czech-Italian restaurant in East Sacramento, for dinner. The whole day I had thought about where I wanted to go and I couldn’t really nail down what food I felt like, but you can never go wrong with Italian, am I right? We had caprese salad and calamari as an appetizer and then I ordered the spaghetti aglio e oglio with Italian sausages and J had Schnitzel with potato salad. Both were so good.
And then Sunday I took the liberty to extend my lazy birthday weekend for a little longer. I slept in (it’s ridiculous, but the time change did throw me off quite a bit) and then I couldn’t get myself to do anything but drink coffee, read on the couch, and take a nap in the afternoon. Oops.
I did cook a very delicious stir-fry dinner though.
How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?