Magical

Is it possible to have a lifetime of happiness jammed into one week? Yes, yes it most certainly is possible. 

It all started on Saturday, February 11th when we went on a double date with vodka and Neil Diamond. Oh, I know I have your attention now.

I’m not a drinker, not even wine, not even socially. Typically if I’m going to go “hardcore” for a night on the town, I’m doing it with sparkling water, and …. hold on to your seats… LEMON.

ed1b7cef57792aeaf400e36de226f7f3With that being said I’m really not sure what possessed me to order a Cosmo, and I have NO CLUE how that escalated to having my own damn shaker at the table (twice), but it happened. Maybe it was all the love in the air…hmm.

We went out to celebrate our anniversary, which just happens to be on Valentine’s Day, which is also the busiest night on the planet to celebrate, which is why we avoid it like the plague. We’ve lived we’ve learned.

This year we were invited by a family member to see the Real Diamond Band, a Neil Diamond cover band at a local venue, along with our two very feisty aunts. When opportunity knocks…answer. 

Let’s hear it for Aunt Jean & Aunt Sophie who at 75 & 78 make Thelma and Louise look like freaking church ladies. True story!

Once the party got started, Aunt Sophie took to the dance floor with her air guitar in tow, whispering “I feel 25!” in my ear as she headed out for her first solo of the night. Aunt Jean was in charge of replenishing the cocktails in between dances.  A task that kept her busy throughout the evening.

All I can say is there is something religious about singing Sweet Caroline at the top of your lungs with a group of strangers. Hallelujah! 

No good story ever started with the word salad, this is fact.

Next up was Valentine’s Day/26th Anniversary. Nothing says I love you more than attending a therapy session with your mate. Flowers & chocolate are temporary, getting to the truth lasts a lifetime.

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Don’t let this face fool you ….

As if that wasn’t enough for one week my son turned 22 on Friday. It’s still hard to believe how quickly time passes. One minute you’re picking up their toys, the next you’re picking up the trail of socks, towels, shorts …… So, in reality, time flies when you’re bending over. 

I’m kidding, not really. 

My Zac is a determined young man making his mark in the world. He is bright, hilarious, and keeps truth in the forefront. Never ask his opinion unless you’re prepared to hear the truth. 

Just when you think there is a break, my birthday hits the floor. That’s right ladies and gentleman I have gained another year. The BEST part of my day was Mother Nature, in all of her glory, provided this February birthday girl with a recording breaking 70-degree day. Can we get a round of applause?

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Autograph Brasserie

I was showered with good wishes, food, jewelry, a new FitBit, a birthday hat at the gym, and a ton of LOVE lasting for days. Who knew turning 53 could be so grand?

Yesterday was the grand finale of the festivities. My husband planned a “surprise” for me, which would be fine if I were one to enjoy surprises outside of hitting the Power Ball, or my husband wasn’t the guy who gave me a turbo hair dryer for Christmas. He still thinks that was a great idea.

Have you ever heard of Floating? Click on the link and learn. I could never put into words how the experience was other than I would swear I saw a unicorn. Magical.

There was something liberating about the floating experience, or maybe that was just the unicorn talking, I won’t know until I try it again. 

Enjoy the Ride …. make it magical! 

23 responses

  1. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you celebrated in all the right ways!

    1. Thank you Lynn! I did and I really need it.

  2. Happy Birthday and thank you for ordering the wonderful weather we are having. Love it!

    1. Thank you and you are very welcome. I’m enjoying every second.

  3. Woohoo! Happy EVERYTHING! Valentines and birthdays? Wow! Congrats on the euphoria. I hope your ride continues through the year!

    1. Me too Susie!
      You should look into the Float experience. They must have them in Colorado.

  4. Happy Birthday, Lisa! Sounds like it was an amazing adventure week!

    1. Yes it was my fellow Pisces girl!

  5. Happy birthday! I’ve heard from several couples who have their anniversaries on Valentine’s Day that it seemed romantic at the time… until they had to celebrate it with the masses. You are going to do a full post on your floating experience, right?

    1. Those masses are a pain in the ass honing in our our day … haha!
      Yes, I definitely will.

  6. At least you didn’t say “picking up toys to picking up condems!”
    Wonderful!!!!! Here’s to many more great birthday treats!

    1. Hahaha! You got that right.
      Birthday treats are the best!

  7. Happy birthday, Lisa! What a fabulous celebration! 😉 xoxoM

    1. Thank you! It has been wonderful ❤

      1. Sounds like the Sun has come out in your life, my dear! 😉 xoM

  8. I love that your anniversary falls on V Day. What a romantic omen…your Thelma and Louise line made me roar…saw your aunt instantly playing air guitar like Bruce Springsteen in a house dress. Sounds like that cosmo was from the cosmos…happy to know you had such a good time…:)

    1. The aunts are hilarious! They could have they’re own sitcom. I think you are right about those cosmos. I was freaking useless for 2 days. Made me miss my 20’s!

      1. It sounds very Sex in the City if you ask me.

  9. Everyone is saying Happy Birthday but me…HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I’m pretty sure we all celebrated with you. It was indeed a glorious day! The joy in this post is heartwarming and made my day.

  11. Thank you for sharing your magic, my friend.
    It is glorious indeed.

  12. Happy birthday, very late! Your vodka experience fell on my birthday…

    1. Happy belated birthday to you too! February girls are the best.

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