Tomorrow is my birthday.
Yes, another year is rolling on by. Somewhere along life, you get to the point where you stop looking forward to birthdays and they just become another day. I'm not sure exactly when this happens. Am I there yet? Nope.
I still get excited for July 23rd like it was Christmas. If anyone likes to throw a party, it's definitely me! But this year, when Ty asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday, I considered throwing a 1970-themed party with all the retro decor. I envisioned dressing up in a swanky party frock to serve martinis by the lava lamp. But then I thought about how I just got through a wedding, a few holiday cookouts and a honeymoon on the way and I was immediately exhausted from hosting. I put that on my running list for upcoming parties. Instead, I thought it would be pretty fun if we did something different. Like dressing up in derby dresses & hats and going to the Saratoga Springs Horse Races. So this is what we did this weekend. Of course, Sunday morning I woke up with an achy body, chills and a headache. How lovely. I took a couple ibuprofen and put on my sun hat 'cause sick or not, I was going to the races!
I pick the horse name that I like the best. Simple as that. Ha! Thug Daddy, Isn't She Wonderful & Double Gold just to name a few. And that little old man was right. Last race of the day, we put our money on #6. He was clearly not a favorite and not expected to win at all. But that horse won with odds of 68-1. A few people went home pretty happy after that. It was fun to spend time with friends and just do something different. The experience definitely left an impression on me and needless to say, tonight's movie will probably be SeaBiscuit or Secretariat. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too!!