Of course the first thing that happened was waking up Monday morning and feeling like I got run over by a truck. I caved in, called in sick, and spent the day under a blanket and sleeping.
I felt much better Tuesday morning - which is good since it was my 34th birthday! I picked up bagels for the office and spent the day plowing through some projects at work. My original plan for after work was to go to the track and pick up sushi, but when Mr. R&R suggested going out for a nice dinner, I was sold! We dressed up a little and headed to Le Reve for what may be the best birthday dinner I've ever had.
We started with escargots for an appetizer:
|My Main Course: Cassoulet|
|Mr R&R's Main Course: Sweet Breads and Scallops|
|Opera Torte and Dessert Du Jour|
Wednesday was about getting back to business. After work, I made a trip to the grocery store and headed down to The Cave for 30 minutes of Pump & Burn. I wasn't feeling lifting heavy things, so I dropped my weights a little and had a great workout.
I was a little short on time on Thursday night, so I jumped on the trainer for 30 minutes with the goal of riding each mile faster than the previous one until time ran out - and I succeeded!
I woke up later than planned on Saturday, but despite a slow start and a rather ominous looking forecast, I ended up driving down to Chicago to meet up with my fellow bloggers/twitter pals Megan and Anastasia. The three of us went ice skating at Millennium Park:
I wish I could have hung out with them longer, but since the forecast called for some pretty hideous snow (and I really hate driving in the stuff), I headed home just as the snow flurries were starting.
Saturday night was spent watching Spot "camp" in his tent. He gets very territorial when he's in there. If I put my hand on the floor in front of him, he uses his nose and front paws to push it out!
|This is my tent. No humans allowed!|
How do you like to celebrate your birthday?