another year older and wiser (or so they say)

Monday, January 18, 2010
For this weekend, the BF and I decided to keep things pretty calm and so did most of our friends. We have a core group of 10 friends we hang out with on a weekend basis. Sometimes we drink wine and play board games or go out on Saturday nights to our favorite bars. In the summer, we all seem to spend all weekend together, grilling outside and having a hungover afternoon together on Sunday. It's a perfect way to end a weekend filled with one too many beers and cornhole games.

Sunday was a big day for us because we went looking at more houses and our parents came up to go out for my birthday brunch. Last year, we went to Lucky's Cafe in Tremont and we tried Heather's other joint in Shaker Square called Vine & Bean Cafe. We were able to grab our favorite brunch items, but I noticed Vine & Bean served alcohol and also holds wine tastings and I don't remember Lucky's offering that.

The cafe is set in an old house complete amazing woodwork and interesting chandeliers - I always notice anything sparkly.

After brunch, we took the parents to see the house that is our favorite so far for a look over. We gave them a guided tour and the guys spent time crawling in the attic and other crawl spaces to look for potential issues. My realtor/friend and I stood on the porch, guessing the ages of our potential neighbors and laughing at the fact that the neighbors were probably staring right back at us.

We looked at four more houses and liked one of them, but it's still a far second behind the first one.

But enough house drama, let's talk about today, January 18. Twenty-seven years ago, my mom was rushed to the hospital to deliver her first and only daughter with my dad by her side in Lorain, Ohio. It was a snowy day and they brought home this tiny little girl (who seriously was not an attractive baby with stick-up hair). Although she didn't talk other than the word "I" until she was almost three, she has definitely made up for her lack of communication later in life. She also made up for the lack of looks as a baby and turned into a pretty young woman with a full head of thick hair, which she may or may not twirl constantly.

Wishing everyone a happy birthday who celebrates their birthday on Martin Luther King Jr. day!

12 comments:

Lil' Woman said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :)

OHmommy said...

Awww.. happy birthday! What a great way to spend the day.

Toronto realtor said...

Happy birthday! You have beautiful age, I have got great memories from this time of my life and I hope you have as well. Buying a house is one of them. My advice is to buy a house you fall in love with. If the price is agreeable don't hesitate. I'm sure you will be happy in it.

Good luck,
Julie

Fizzgig said...

happy birthday!!! and happy house hunting!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!

LBluca77 said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a great one.

The Modern Gal said...

Happy birthday!

Jim Haviland said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for the mention!

Jim and the staff of Vine and Bean

Megan said...

Happy Birthday!! =)

Bayjb said...

Happy birthday!!! We'll celebrate with drinks next month in Houston :)

Jennifer James said...

Happy Birthday! And, yes, you are a very pretty young woman :)

BTW -- All of my family is from Cleveland. I used to visit every summer.

Allison M. said...

thank to everyone! It was one hell of a fun day.