just.keep.swimming's Journal, 19 February 2012

Ever have an experience where you are spoiled like crazy? :-) I never had until last night. Now I'm content to say my "birthday" is over and I've celebrated it more than I've ever in my life. I feel so incredibly loved.

I'm still having an official birthday dinner on the day of, with a bunch of my friends; however, now there is no pressure. And to think I almost stayed home last night!

I went out with my friend/surrogate brother/ex-boyfriend. He's the one who asked me out a few weeks ago where we had to have the awkward "no dating" conversation. He's a hard one to label in my life. We've never been constant friends, but we've been amazingly close friends during some interesting times in our lives. He's my friend's adopted brother rather than mine, but he's watched me grow up and has been a more active big brother than my 5 actual brothers. We've never been a couple, but we did try dating four years ago.

Well, he took me out last night and let me decide everything. We went to Red Lobster (I'm in Nebraska- good fish places are limited!) I can remember maybe two meals in my life that I enjoyed the actual food more. Grilled lobster, scallops and shrimp with asparagus. Mmm! And a glass of Riesling.

Then shopping. I promised myself a little black dress if I fit into a size 8 so that was my shopping goal. I actually fit into a size 6 jeans in one of the stores. What an ego boost! He found a form-fitting dress that I never would have thought to try on. I even bought the thing! Now I need somewhere to wear my party dress. Side note- do I sound like a 2nd grader when I say I got a party dress?
Party Dress

He treated me to a chocolate Frappachino from Starbucks and we ended up still talking at 2 am. I'm so happy to hear him talk. I know few people who had a worse childhood than him. I'm glad to hear him acknowledge any of it, maybe it means he's coming to terms? (Maybe I'm a little protective of my 'big brother' too?) It was also nice to hear him speak honestly about why we wouldn't make a good couple. As much as he wanted to say we would, he reasoned out all the ways that we'd be a train-wreck. A tiny part of me is sad all over again. He'll make someone a wonderful husband when he figures out who he is, but it won't be me. My role will always be the friend who is able to tell him the hard truths.

So, there it is. My perfect birthday. :) My first birthday spent rejoicing. Food, clothes, and genuine friendship. Is anything more of a compliment than knowing you had a positive impact on someone's life?

Diet Calendar Entry for 19 February 2012:
1727 kcal Fat: 78.34g | Prot: 73.75g | Carb: 166.51g.   Breakfast: Nutella Hazelnut Spread, Pop Tarts Frosted Chocolate Fudge, Wood-Grilled Lobster, Shrimp and Scallops, Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookie, Peanut Butter. Dinner: Swiss Cheese, Sweet Potato, Cheese Danish Pastry, Egg, Soy Sauce, Honey BBQ Flavor Twists, Chicken of the Sea Premium Wild-Caught Pink Salmon - Skinless/Boneless, Tofu Edamame Nuggets, Pure Almond Milk - Vanilla, Champagne. more...


thats sounds like a great evening...oooh a party dress..love sea food.. crab legs are my favorite..nice to know you have made an impact on someone else's life...have a great Sunday...:O) 
19 Feb 12 by member: BHA
I love seafood too!! But I can't have a lot of it right now because I'm still counting my calories. Looks like someone had a fantastic evening. :) Happy belated birthday. 
20 Feb 12 by member: lifeisamirage
Hi lifeisamirage! Thank you! It's not actually my birthday yet, we'd just celebrated early.  
20 Feb 12 by member: just.keep.swimming


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