boy, i’m a very loved person!
what an incredible week i’ve had to say the least. if it seems like i’m bragging a little bit, i am. full force bragging.
the week started on monday, like most weeks do, but this was not an ordinary monday. first off, it was raining like the dickens. not a gentle pour, mind you – the kind of rain where every last leaf fell off the trees and there was a river flowing down our street. typically, my birthday week includes some sort of girls get together with friends and family from everywhere. but i didn’t have that going on this year. why? maybe i’d grown out of organizing big parties for myself? nah. i knew ROF had a lot of tricks up his sleeves so i just didn’t do it.
have no fear – suzanne is here
thanks to suzanne, she put together a small get-together with friends megen, jamie, katie and the 5 of us dashed through the storm to jamie’s new house. which is an unbelievably beautiful house - and oh so close to mine! we had crock pot meatballs, cheese, crackers and vino galore. got some good loot too – a great wine glass, book i’ve been eyeing and an awesome necklace that i had pinned on pinterest. lucky girl!
and that was only monday
flash to wednesday and this was my first day off of work until jan 3rd. what complete bliss. but of course i worked, but it just doesn’t seem like work when you’re laying on your stomach on your bed peddling away on the laptop. that night…ROF surprised me by taking me out for a pre-birthday dinner at the petroleum club in downtown dallas. just so you know where this place is… it is on the 40th floor of the building with the big hole in it – chase tower. this is a private club – you don’t even pay, dahling…you just sign for it. it’s been around since 1934 primarily for oil men (cue the music from the dallas tv show) ROF’s friend is a member and this was the second time we went there – the first being the night we got engaged. here are some pics I snapped.
our table was snug right up against the window and the view amazing. ROF started with a salad, me with my favorite – escargot ! then i had boston scrod in a lobster sauce and goat cheese polenta, side of lobster mac & cheese and mushrooms. ROF had lamb and side of sauteed spinach and asparagus. truly, we were spoiled! and an excellent bottle of vino as well. after that we went from high atop dallas to our favorite local dive – louie’s on henderson. just for a nightcap cuz that’s how we roll.
thursday was the actual birthday of me and the festivities started while i was still in the pjs. ROF gave me a beautiful new purse and the new cartier perfume. spoiled. rotten. and loving it.
and i got some fabulous cards (thank you prendevilles & karen!!) and facebook messages (isn’t that fun?) but then ROF took us both to get deluxe manicures and pedicures at my fave salon down the street. it was PACKED solid in there. these little twerps, i mean, adorable kids kept saying: “MOM WHAT IS A BOY DOING IN HERE?!” which made us giggle. some people need to realize that not everyone thinks their kids are as cute as they think they are. geez. i did snap a pic of ROF with his hands all wrapped up in towels but thought i’d have to run for cover if i posted it.
then we headed over to henderson to go to the porch for lunch. we love that place. it is like someone opened up their house to a whole bunch of people for lunch. we sat at the bar and had a lot of fun together. we love to laugh and talk. he’s the best.
then i took a nap.
but the real fun was just going to be underway. mom and katie came over and we did our christmas with them since we wouldn’t see them on the 25th. as a surprise, ROF ordered steak and all the fixings from a very awesome steak place in dayton, ohio. it was a place mom & dad went to a lot in 1967 and 1968 before they had any kids. imagine the look on mom’s face! plus the steak was absolutely outstanding. but wait…back up… first katie’s job was to bring an hor d’oerve. and she made this from barefoot contessa.
and then as a special surprise to me… german chocolate cake with amaretto frosting… best cake i’ve ever had….
lastly, was fooling around with a new app and took some pics of the house:
thanks for letting me brag on my most fabulous week this year!! thank you ROF ! and mom, katie, suzanne, jamie – everyone.
Happy Holiday!! XXOO