30 Things I Did On my 30th Birthday:
1.) Got up at 12 am to check on Buddy’s breathing.
2.) Got up at 1 am to check on Buddy’s breathing.
3.) Got up at 2 am to check on Buddy’s breathing.
4.) Slept through 3 am check.
5.) Woke at 3:15, ran crazily into Buddy’s room, expecting to find him dead.
6.) Found him perfectly happy and breathing normally.
7.) Figured it had been eight hours since he’d had a breathing treatment, and I could go to bed.
8.) Mumbled something about watching your tablet to Squeaks when she came in at 7:30.
9.) Slept a merciful four hours or so until Buddy got up for good at 8:30. (Which, by the way, is super late for him. I mean, I sleep trained, but even I can’t manage that.
10.) Kissed my husband good morning over two children and thanked him for his birthday wishes and his assurances that he will always find me attractive no matter what age I am.
11.) Fell back asleep.
12.) Got up, and drank coffee by myself.
13.) Read a lovely note from my husband and got a beautiful gift from Colonial Williamsburg.
14.) Read a book. ALL BY MYSELF.
15.) Went out to lunch with my family.
16.) Discovered the Silver Spring House had seriously gone downhill.
17.) Meh, it’s still a burger.
18.) Came home and TOOK A NAP WITHOUT HAVING TO PUT BUDDY TO BED. BUZZ DID THAT. HE DID. IT WAS AMAZING.
19.) Napped. Hard. All afternoon.
20.) Woke up in a puddle of my own spit.
21.) Went to my parents’ house for pizza and lemon box cake.
22.) Got even more presents. I know. I’m pretty lucky.
23.) Drank old fashioneds all night and it was similarly amazing.
24.) Came home and put the kids to bed and they were nice to me kind of for a change.
25.) Watched a Downton Abbey episode.
26.) Waxed nostalgic about the Anna/Bates drama.
27.) Used like eight different kinds of moisturizer because I’m thirty, yo.
28.) Checked Buddy again. Still breathing. Whew.
29.) Checked Squeaks, because then I worried that my obsessive asthma monitoring of Buddy was somehow going to lead to her getting something deadly and then tragedy ensues. She was fine. Whew.
30.) Passed out next to my super sweet husband in my dream house with only a minimum of gray hair that I can’t even really tell because I have pretty light hair anyway.
A pretty good day.