This is what.
In second grade, I was in a race on "Field Day" (did you ever have Field Day in elementary school??) Anyway, I slipped on the gravel and cut up my knee pretty badly. Well, it actually wasn't that bad. I didn't need stitches, but the doctor did wrap it up for a few days.
When this happened a few months ago, I thought it might just be able to outsmart my clumsiness in the future. But then last night, on my BIRTHDAY, I took another fall. Great birthday treat, huh?
Right after work, I convinced Greg to go on a run outside with me. The weather has been so unusually warm for the middle of winter that am continuing to run outside instead of the treadmill to take advantage of it. We were on our way back towards home, only about 50 yards away, when I followed Greg through a cut-through in the middle of a large cluster of trees. I tripped right over some tree roots and toppled to the ground.
WHYYYY?!?!? Why does this always happen to me?
I told Greg maybe I'm just meant to stick to the treadmill. But now that I have been outside so much, the treadmill seems more boring than ever. I'm not naturally an "outdoorsy" girl, so I guess it just takes some work :) Sidewalks are fine, but when it comes to these bumpy dirt/rock/tree paths, not so much.
Anyway, Greg helped me up off the ground, and my frustrated, dirt-covered self stomped back home, and cleaned up for dinner. The good news was that it was in fact still my birthday. And I still had dinner to look forward to.
Nothing that a hot shower and a pretty dress won't fix!
I picked out the restaurant Long Point Grill (new for us) a week or so ago and had even decided on what I would order. This way, Greg wouldn't have to deal with me going back and forth between three entrees for 20 minutes at the table.
LPG Macaroni n' Cheese for me! Menu description: Smoked Gouda, peas, mushrooms, apple-smoked bacon, onions, grilled chicken. Deeeelish. I have to say, while I really did love it, it comes second to this mac and cheese (also seen here).
Greg had the LPG Shrimp & Grits. Menu description: andouille sausage, scallions, basil, shellfish gravy, stone ground grits. I took a bite, and Greg and I both thought it was just decent. It would have been better if it was a little spicy or something. Overall, it was a bit too bland.
After filling up on dinner, it was time to pick a dessert! They had a wide variety of cakes and pies to choose from. While I was tempted to try the pecan pie, I figured I should keep with birthday tradition and get a slice of cake. Red velvet it was. Since I ordered it to go, the waitress brought it already packed up. It wasn't until I got home and sat down to dig in that I realized how GINORMOUS of a slice I got.
This picture doesn't do it justice. It was seriously huge.
And I was seriously happy.
Oh, I also have to mention that the restaurant has half-price bottles of wine on Tuesdays and Wednesdays...finally something good about a mid-week birthday! :)