I had originally thought I would do a little bit of shopping yesterday after my run but I ended up hanging out on the couch in my sweats and warming up. I had to be around to pick the girls up off the bus so I didn't have too much time to go anywhere after my super long run and I was feeling a little tired. The plan for the evening was that just our family was going out for dinner and then come home. Quiet night - it was Wednesday.
As we were driving to the restaurant I said to the hubs "Let's just order a pizza and stay home". I was completely ignored. As we were parking I saw my parents, then my mother and father in-law. Little did I know my husband had planned a surprise party for me. Thank god I had my kids with me. They were so excited and I really felt like the attention was focused on them not me.
My husband and I have agreed not to throw each other surprise parties. That's why I take the day off work, so I can choose what I want to do and he doesn't have to worry about it. Not that I don't like getting together with people, I just hate being the centre of attention. Despite feeling this way I do have to admit that it is really nice to have people come out to have drink and wish you a happy birthday.
When I got into the restaurant this is what I walked into
When I got inside my running friends and my family were there. I had been with all of them the night before and no one said anything. I was babbling on and on about this run I was doing for my birthday and none of them said anything. It was really great to see everyone and I had a great time. Needless to say the night was much better than staying home with a pizza.