Today is my birthday! Let’s see.. the hubby is outta town on a business trip, the kids each hanging out with their respective friends and me? Working, of course. Although – all is not lost! I received a VERY nice b-day present from Chris that I’m really looking forward to! Next week, we’re headed down to Milwaukee so I can shop for and pick out my own, personal scuba gear. I’m excited about it, because now I won’t have to rent every time we go somewhere!
Speaking of going somewhere – there is a second part to the gift that is better than that first! In June, he’s taking me for a 3-day diving weekend in Miami. He’s such a honey! Knowing how stressful the past 5-6 months have been – and knowing how I find complete and utter stress relief at roughly 90ft beneath the ocean waves… he decided the best gift he could give this year was one of total relaxation and bliss! I just cannot even begin to describe the peace I found at the bottom of the ocean. Ok – not the bottom .. we didn’t descend any farther than 100ft… but you get my drift. It’s just the most awesomely beautiful thing.
We had such an amazing time last year when we spent 2 weeks in Bonaire and went diving several times a day, every day we were there. Check out some of the amazing photos we took underwater! The sea turtle is my favorite! I’m looking forward to the Miami trip a lot.
A friend, and client of mine, Jared Emin, runs Scuba Miami and has been promising me for over year that he’d provide some great recommendations and locations – if anyone knows the superb dive locations in Miami, Jared is the man! I guess it’s time to cash in on those promises now and see if we can’t make the most out of a 3 day mini-vacation to Miami this June!
As for the rest of my birthday – – it’s been a quiet day full of work. Not exactly the rip roaring party days of my youth. Man, I’m remembering my 22nd birthday when my friends forced me (FORCED, did you hear?) out the club and I ended up doing 22 shots of Jose Cuervo that night between 5pm and 2am. I’m sitting here remembering that night wondering how on EARTH I managed???!!? I guess, that is an 8 hour time span . . roughly 2-3 shots per hour….if I did that today – I think I would be dead! No, I KNOW I would be dead.
I think, tonight, it will be a fire in the fireplace, a bottle of Merlot and a good book or movie. See what happens when ya get old? Heh.