Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A "Wicked" Good Time.... I'm turning 30 this year. (20+10, as Katie calls it) I'm OK with this. I just can't believe it's already here. I do feel older, though. Am currently suffering with frequent heartburn that landed me in the docs office a while back, getting an EKG to make sure that my body wasn't completely revolting against me. It's just heartburn, I'm thankful to say. My knee occasionally gives out. My hip (same side, actually) groans at me every time I'm in karate. My upper-right back hurts, thanks to years of using a mouse at the computer. But I otherwise, in my sick little head, don't FEEL like I'll be 30 in a little over a week. Where does the time go??

Anyway, my former boss and dear friend Kimberly decided that I should celebrate in style. And celebrate in style I did..... here's a run down on this past Saturday/Sunday for me....

1. Kimberly picks me up at 9ish and takes me directly through the McD's drive through for a huge diet Coke.
2. We chat for the next few hours in her car on the way up to her parents' house, which is on the Indiana side of Chicago. Wonderful to be able to catch up on all the day-to-day stuff, since we don't work together any more.
3. We hop out of her car and into her parents' car for the ride into Chicago, where we stop at the Borders store right beside the theater in hopes that her parents can score discount tickets to "Wicked". Kimberly had already got our tickets, which were fan-stinkin'-tastic tickets.....All four of us entered for these discount tickets and all four of us had our names drawn.
4. We have a few hours to kill and big hunger to kill now, so Kimberly's dad treats us to lunch at the Walnut Room in the old Marshall Fields-turned Macy's store. It's a fun place to eat and makes me feel like a queen. I had some awesome scallop and shrimp pasta. And we can't go anywhere near the Marshall Fields store without getting something with a Frango mint in it, so we got Frango mint pie for dessert. YUM!
5. After lunch, we beat a path back to the theater for "Wicked". It. Was. Fantastic. Loved it. Am sitting in the theater not wanting to baby-fy myself by sobbing, so I held back the tears until Kimberly came out and had tears in her eyes.
6. We went from the theater to Salpicon, a gourmet Mexican restaurant. Sooo yummy. Highly reccommend it. It's definitely not your average taco/burrito joint! Though, I do say, I love trying new food. I do, however, have to draw the line at some points. I was a big girl and tried something with goat cheese in it. Only to reaffirm the fact that I don't like it. Not at all.
7. We went to a store that was the Sam's club version....there was no way to make it through all the wine bottles they had. I did find the yummy Italian wine we had for dessert, plus some Woodchuck, so that was a good time.
8. We got up in the morning, and were greeted by two SUPERSIZE diet Cokes!! They don't have them in Indy, but they are the special up in the Region! Her dad and mom are very cute, by the way.
9. And to further the cuteness of her mom and dad, as well as Kimberly, they got me chocolate covered chocolate cake doughnuts and birthday cake to enjoy. So very rich and very yummy!

I do feel utterly and completely spoiled...... All that, and my birthday's not for another week and two days!!

So here's a shout-out to Kimberly. Thanks for a loverly weekend!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! So what are we doing to celebrate the big 3-0? Dinner, I'm assuming but you should play it up BIG this year...go all out :-) Glad to hear you had a good time at the show, though! Let me know when you want to hang out soon - you still need to meet Ruby!

10:52 AM

Anonymous Judy said...

I am glad you had a good time. Can I just say now that I cannot compete? I bow out of the running and just have a humble little present that's not very special.

2:24 PM

Anonymous Judy said...

I can't access Rebecca through your site. can you fix this for me? And how was the new training?

2:13 AM

Blogger Katie said...

Awesome, I'm glad you have a great time in Chicago!

12:49 PM


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