So, the day I turned 31 was pretty awesome.
First of all, it was 82 degrees. Yes. You read that right. EIGHTY TWO. The day I was born, we had a blizzard, and usually it rains or snows on my birthday. I was very thankful that it was a gorgeous day. It actually got hot in the late afternoon. Going to a hockey game sounded like an excellent idea. Usually, there is no hockey on my birthday. The season is over, and it’s before the playoffs start. So going to a game on my birthday was a new and exciting thing.
My dad came and took me out to lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse, which is now become a thing, since we did this last year for my birthday.
After lunch, my office surprised me with a card and a party of Dilly Bars in one of our offices, which was a lovely treat (especially since the last office I was in, it was like pulling teeth to get people to celebrate birthdays, which, as we know I love to do!). After that, it was time for HOCKEY!
We ate dinner at Bostons–my dad, my sister, and her boyfriend, who also was celebrating a birthday that day! It was so great to be in the Arena District with all the excitement, both of a team that was winning, and the great weather. Kids were playing in the nearby park, people were everywhere in shorts and t-shirts.
Mel brought a slice of cake she’s gotten for Mike, so Dad and I had a bit of that, to celebrate. 🙂
After dinner it was time for hockey! Dad had gotten us tickets right behind the opponent’s goal, which was great, because we’d be able to see the Jackets score (if/when they did).
They did a LOT of scoring–the Jackets beat the Sharks 4-0, so it was a great game. The arena was totally vibrating with the fans’ excitement. To cap off the win, Dad got the three of us a big cup of Coldstone Creamery soft serve at the second intermission, and we shared that. It was divine.
A HUGE win, since the Jackets are in the playoff hunt, and a great way to end my 31st birthday.