Wednesday, June 10, 2009

thank you

for all of the kind happy 30 wishes.

it was a day i had been dreading almost? i don't know why. i went back and forth between embracing aging and then wanting to be 20 something for ever. it came in like a lamb and out like a lion. little elles coming in and tugging my arm to the hiding place her card was as soon as her eyes saw morning light. she was so proud to show me the scribbles of love. bud "e" had written my name atop a beautiful portrait of yours truly. "winds of love" had written in robot writing about how much we love each other. the red head had a lovely food processor waiting on the bar for his cooking wife. it had a note on it to be ready for a lunch date with him. i knew that took a lot of planning and work on his part as it was a surgery day. that is a huge day for him and near impossible to get out of.

we went to a lovely italian bistro, Zucca, which turned out to be my last visit. as we were headed home, the stomach bug that left the girls in peril in days past, had bud"e" and i in its grips for the remainder of the birthday. i have now successfully had some fluid and a few crackers without incident. although the most violent flu i have ever had, certainly a birthday we will never ever forget. thanks to all the kindness that was brought to my house as i kneeled to the porcelain sculpture all night. i think getting rid of lunch took around 30 times and the best birthday present of all was getting on the scale around 1 o clock this morning to discover i had lost 8 pounds since that morning. (i have a weird ocd about weighing myself everyday). anywho. what more could a girl ask for on her birthday?

i woke up this morning to a house full of popcorn, flowers, cookies, and a plethora of kind cards that had been dropped off as i was begging for mercy. the thoughts made it lovely! so thank you thank you, and here's to hoping i can retain at least one meal today......

6 comments:

Lisa Lou said...

Heidi you poor poop! Actually a good flu bug would make me tickled pink. It always helps jumpstart a diet!! 30 sucks, but 31 is great!! Happy Birthday!

Ashley J. McFarlane said...

Happy Birthday Heidi! I'm so sorry you weren't feeling so hot. Hope you enjoy the little treat Vaughn and I brought once you get feeling better!
Happy day!

Love, Ash.Vaughn

Trisha said...

Hey, once you hit 30 you can be any age you want. This is what I was always told. So now you can still enjoy being twenty something.

Happy Birthday!

Eva said...

Hi! "I'm just one stomach flu away from my ideal weight" Devil Wears Prada. You're a diva H! The 30's rock! I'm wearing high heels for the first time in my life--it's the glamorous decade. Welcome!

The Ballard's said...

Um, I just turned 33 on Monday, and I bought a long drapey summer dress that Mike very delicately explained was in fact NOT glamorous, so I am thinking that the 30 something decade might not be so glamorous for me:)

Happy Happy late birthday. Thank you for the yummy treat (good news I enjoyed it & still fit in my "glamorous dress") sorry I missed you at the door. Things get pretty loud here:)

Carrie said...

I am so sorry you were so sick. My husband and I got it the middle of May...I swear it was the swine flu b/c it was the worst flu ever!! I am so there with you on weighing myself everyday. I didn't do quite as good as you though. I only lost 5 lbs. over 4 days of not eating.