I got out of bed luxuriously, a leisurely way to begin this day off, and then shuffled to peak outside the front door. Where this awaited me.
I knew that there was the possibility of snow but I had been hopeful it was a false alarm. It wasn't and we all know that Tennessee does not view snow the way Illinois does.
Ever since I was a little girl, I've had bad weather luck on my birthday. When I turned 2, the negative 20 degree, negative 80 windchill conditions kept all party-goers away. The year I turned 17, many area schools were closed because of icy roads and snow, although my school had stayed open. Luckily, most of my friends were still able to come to my party, although I question why parents let anyone out on the road. Canceled parties, no-show guests, changed plans...my birthday has seen it all. I had hoped that moving to a warmer state would end this bad run. Alas, January 10 has proved the location does not matter when it comes to bad weather.
Never mind that it wasn't snowing during the day. The two inches of snow shut down schools and many businesses. There went my plans to go to the Frist and The Cupcake Collection. Tracy and Anna were ready to forge ahead with Plan B. Luckily, Pancake Pantry was still open and we didn't even have to wait in line!
Onward with Plan B of the birthday plans. They involved watching Anna frolic in the snow and some Red Box movies.
Tracy and I watched Twilight: Eclipse (books are still so much better than the movies!) and Easy A (simply hilarious...I liked it more than Mean Girls.)
I took a break before dinner to respond to a few of the Facebook messages, Tweets, blog comments, and emails, as well as talk to my parents on the phone. Last year my mom and I celebrated my 30th in Asheville, NC. Now we don't even live in the same state!
Tracy made PW's Butter Chicken for my birthday dinner. It was delicious and I was too stuffed to eat the special cupcake Anna had made me. Don't worry, I took it home for later. Then while Joel watched a championship game of some sort, Tracy and I watched all the crazy that went down on The Bachelor.
It was a great birthday altogether. Tracy, thanks for making it great and for spending the whole day with me! You are the bestest of best friends and I'm so glad that we're just blocks away from each other now.