A Mad Mex Kind Of Birthday…

Good Morning!  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  What did you do this weekend?  Thank you so much for all of your birthday wishes!  It was very sweet of you!  Another birthday has come and gone.  I feel like a lot of holidays and birthdays are just flying by and I find it hard to live in the moment lately.  I used to be able to and ever since I got sick, I feel like everything flies by and I don’t get a chance to take everything in.  I’m not sure why I am like that now.  I really want to take the time to live in each moment more.  I’m hoping that I will be able to do that from now on.

My stomach is VERY angry at me for how I ate yesterday.  Plus, being the forgetful person that I am, I walked out of the house without my stomach medication today!  I’m supposed to take it 3 times a day with food.  I don’t know how I forgot to bring it with me.  I was so scatterbrained this morning.  Looks like I’ll need to double up my dose if I can or just take 2 doses today instead of the 3 which isn’t good.  I have to report back to the doctor on Wednesday about how I feel.  If I’m not feeling better, he wants to put me on a much stronger medication which I am heavily against but if it’s going to help me and it’s only for a very short period of time, I’m willing to see if it will help the pain.

Anyway, going back to my birthday celebrations.  Mike and I spent the afternoon together.  We picked up my birthday cake.  I got a free venti decaf soy caramel macchiato from Starbucks for my free birthday drink.  I had no clue what to order but I figured that might have been most gentle on my stomach.  Then we went to the mall and to Target to see if I could find any clothes to buy for the spring/summer.  Nothing was found!  I don’t know why I can’t find anything I like.  I feel like a lot of the clothes out today are straight from the 80’s!  I left the 80’s a long time ago and I’m not really sure I want to go back.  We went home and caught up on some DVR shows.

Then we picked up Melissa and my mom and went to Mad Mex for Mexican food!  We had never been there before and I wanted to try somewhere new for Mexican.


My birthday unsweetened iced tea


Mike and I


A poor excuse for guacamole


Chicken burrito with grilled chicken, vegan cheese and vegan sour cream


The food was terrible!  None of us liked what we ordered at all.  My food was flavorless!  I felt really bad that I suggested to go there.  The atmosphere was awesome but the food was beyond awful!  I would never go back there!  I am a good judge of Mexican food because it’s my favorite and this was just terrible.  My stomach was not happy with me at all after eating this.  I felt so sick on the car ride back to Melissa and my mom’s house.  I couldn’t wait to get back.

I relaxed for a little bit before we got ready to have cake.  There was no way that I was going to let my stomach win the entire battle and not let me have birthday cake!

My birthday cake


Me waiting for cake!


Vanilla cake with peanut butter mousse filling


Look how yummy!


Mike ordered my cake from our favorite local bakery!  He ordered a vanilla cake with peanut butter mousse.  I was in complete heaven!  The cake tasted so incredibly good.  I really wish we could get our wedding cake from there but sadly, our venue will not allow it.  I hope the bakery for our wedding is just as good because this cake was really tasty!

I was so incredibly thankful for everything that everyone did for me on my birthday!  Melissa got me a spa certificate to have a reflexology massage!!!  I seriously cannot wait to schedule it.  She found out that it can help with pain and they can focus on areas where you are experiencing discomfort!  So I am totally going to schedule that soon and maybe it will help with my stomach and digestive issues!  I’m ready to relax and it sounds like it’s going to be so incredibly relaxing!!!!!

My mom got me an awesome cookbook!  It has so many amazing sounded recipes in it.  I cannot wait to try them all!  I tell you, I love cookbooks.  I could spend hours upon hours reading them and researching new recipes.  I love it!  Mike got us tickets to see Lady Antebellum!!!!!  I have been dying to see them for so long.  They are one of my favorite bands and I absolutely love their music.  I am in love with Natalie’s voice and the harmonies the band has.  I cannot wait to go!!

All in all, I had such a wonderful birthday.  My weekend was spent with those who I love and care so deeply about.  They really have gone above and beyond to make me feel loved and special.  I am so thankful for my family and friends.  For without them, I would be truly lost.  I am looking forward to my 28th year and hope for the best one yet!

Have a great Monday!

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8 thoughts on “A Mad Mex Kind Of Birthday…

  1. So glad you had a lovely birthday and that you got to celebrate with everyone you love most!! Here’s hoping every day this year is filled with that same joy :)

    (Also – holy cow, that cake looks amazing!!)

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