Hey, Everyone!

Yesterday was my 32nd birthday!!

First of all, let me just say that I’m SO happy my suicide attempt when I was 29 was unsuccessful and that I got the help I needed to get my head on straight. Because my thirties have, thus far, been the best years of my life. <3 I feel very blessed.

I woke up at 6am yesterday because I was too excited to sleep.

I indulged myself with a super long, hot, shower. And then I cuddled up with Robert the Cat and watched cartoons on Hulu — mostly The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. I had been told that I would enjoy that show by a friend, and they were right. It’s really cute! And Robert seemed to enjoy it too (I think he liked the vibrant colors).

Then I played a bit of The Sims 3, one of my favorite games, for a couple hours. You know… Just chillin’.

Then Ramiro (my roommate) woke up and our mutual friend, Ray, came over to hang out. And that’s when the real fun began!

Friends and Family

The boys and I drove up to my hometown to visit my parents’ for my birthday. My parents really went all out!

My mom made us a great early dinner. We had side salads and garlic bread. And then she served up some homemade chicken ravioli. Well, the raviolis were filled with cheese, but the sauce had chicken, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and olives… Does that still count as chicken ravioli? I’m not really sure what to call it, but it was delicious.

And then my dad made chocolate cupcakes. They’re always moist and delicious because there’s pudding in the mix. Mmmm.

Everyone sang the “birthday” song and it was very festive and fun.

And my parents gave me a little birthday money — $32 because I’m 32! — with the intention that I should buy a new doll. I collect dolls, in case any of you didn’t know. Mostly Monster High dolls, but, every once in a while, something else will catch my fancy as well…

So, after the boys and I left, we went to Target and I hit the toy aisle. I wasn’t really seeing anything, but then Ramiro spotted a really cool doll and pointed out that she has my eyes! (Left eye green, right eye blue). I knew she was “the one” so I nabbed her up. Her name is Shizuka.

I sent a picture of her to my parents and my mom said she looks just like I did as a baby. Hahaha. She said that the doll’s face reminded her of how I first looked up at her — with my huge baby eyes — when they first placed me on her belly 32 years ago. They were happy with my choice of birthday dolls. 🙂

Movie Marathon

Then the boys and I headed back home and we had a movie marathon! I was in charge of the first two picks, because it was my birthday. I decided to go with a couple of my all-time favorites that Ray had never seen: Heart and Souls and Near Dark.

Then Ramiro decided it was time to introduce me to the works of Dario Argento and put on The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Deep Red. I loved them! Beautiful film-making — and I love me a good mystery movie! I guessed the ending to both movies, but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment of them. There were still a lot of things I didn’t see coming (like the famous “doll scene” in Deep Red haha — talk about nightmare fuel!!).

My birthday started at 6am on the 7th and ended at 6am on the 8th!

I slept pretty much all day today. I had SO much fun yesterday!

I’m taking today off to enjoy an extended birthday weekend, but I’ll be back to work tomorrow. Thus far, 2017 has been wonderful.

Until next time,

Lauren*

PS: Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes yesterday! I’m still trying to write back to everyone!!

6 Comments on I’m, Like, 32!

  1. Happy 32nd revolution around the sun! Sounds like you had a fun and relaxing day.

    Reading that your thirties have been awesome got me all excited!!! I am two years away and am planning for that to be incredible!

    • 29 was probably my worst year, but mostly because my mental health was out of control (I’ve since gotten medication and therapy). I was also DREADING being in my thirties. I’m dumb sometimes. lol. My thirties have been fantastic! I hope yours are as well. <3 Thanks for stopping by!

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