Encore

by jenna on June 12, 2010

This morning we woke up and decided there was only one thing for sure.

Today would be my birthday. Again.

You see, yesterday was a great day. We went to IKEA, ate salads in the food court, sat for three hours in Oakland traffic on 101 (err I mean 508?), I drank a whole mini bottle of champagne and collapsed on the floor…..I put together a couch on my very own…..

But today is going to be a bit more relaxing and no one has to know my true date of birth was yesterday. For all parties involved, today is my 25th birthday and I’m going to celebrate. To get this special day started on the right foot, I woke up early and ate some cereal for breakfast before going to the gym.

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At the gym, I did 20 minutes of HIIT (high intensity interval training—SPRINTS!) and 30 minutes of Summer Shape Up strength. Today was back day and I can already feel it. Gina is a drill sergeant, folks. I love it.
Currently drinking a chocolate protein shake (protein powder, water + frozen banana) and contemplating the day. We are going to Michael’s to get some crafty things for the apartment and then we are going to a cheese and wine pairing at my place of employment followed by more wine tasting at Matanzas Creek. After all, it is my birthday.

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We had a bit of a situation last night when part of the couch fell on my mom’s big toe and broke it. Clearly us Weber girls have issues in the furniture moving department. I’m trying to get everything under control though and, like she said, it’s nothing a little wine can’t fix. That’s the spirit, mom! Way to rally the troops!
Can’t wait to show you my (new) apartment! It looks 100% completely and totally different than before. Going to wait until we are all done though so you can get the full effect. Have a great Saturday!
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Erin June 12, 2010 at 9:24 am

I have a tablecloth very similar to that. Love the French country style. :D

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Bethany @ More Fruit Please June 12, 2010 at 9:27 am

Ohhh… can’t wait for pictures of the apartment!! I’m glad that Dr. Mom prescribed more wine for a broken toe. In my family, we celebrate birthday weeks because a day is definitely too short for a birthday! Enjoy today!!

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Shannon June 12, 2010 at 9:40 am

You had me really confused with 101 traffic in Oakland! 101 doesn’t go near Oakland. Anyway, glad you are having another good birthday.

We’re hopefully moving back soon to the bay area, I can’t wait!!

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

Eek! Sorry about your mom’s toe!!

Some of my birthday celebrations have lasted months…who says it has to be a birth “day”? :-)

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Claire June 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

Sounds like so many adventures have been had so far and more today…so exciting! I hope your mama’s toe is doing better today. I am sure the wine will help!

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Cynthia (It All Changes) June 12, 2010 at 10:03 am

Several day celebrations are way fun! We try to do several days of different activities to enjoy ourselves since we are usually go go go.

Enjoy them all!

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Kaz June 12, 2010 at 10:05 am

Did she really break her toe? Ouch! You’re right: nothin’ a little wine can’t fix!

Ooh, I love interior decorating, so I can’t wait to see your ‘afters’ on your apartment!

Happy birthday again!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 12, 2010 at 10:07 am

Have a fun day celebrating! It’s a great idea. :)

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Angela (ohsheglows) June 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

I’m so sorry about your mom’s toe! Ouch. I still remember when my mom broke her toe and she was in so much pain. Wine will surely help. Your mom seems like such a sweetie. Can’t wait to see your new apartment….Michaels is all kinds of AWESOME!!

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gina (fitnessista) June 12, 2010 at 10:32 am

happy birthday celebration day! <3 have so much fun.. and drink some vino for me, mmm k?
so glad you're still enjoying the workouts!
sorry about your madre's toe.. i have broken my toes a little too many times to count. i'm a klutz though ;)
have a great day <3

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Suzanne de Cornelia June 12, 2010 at 10:33 am

Broke the sofa or your Mom’s toe?? Wasn’t clear. The wine will have little impact to the sofa–unless it’s red and the sofa is white. But yes, wine can fix a broken toe–at least while one is drinking it! Good for you to keep the party going. Birthdays should be full throttle affairs!! :)

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Suzanne de Cornelia June 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

PS: Your Mom is SUCH a good sport!!

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Jenna June 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

Can’t wait!!

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Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies June 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

Your mom is so right – there’s nothing a little wine can’t fix! Happy re-birthday! :)

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Fa June 12, 2010 at 10:51 am

Wow… I love your breakfast.
Sorry about your mom’s toe.

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Marina June 12, 2010 at 11:02 am

I hope your mom’s toe is well!
And I hope you have an amazing party tonight!

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eatmovelove June 12, 2010 at 11:11 am

Happy 2nd B-Day!

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Mindy June 12, 2010 at 11:20 am

Oh no! Your mom is a trooper!!

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Annie @ stronghealthyfit June 12, 2010 at 11:24 am

Hope your Mom is ok! Can’t wait to see the apt- home decorating is so fun :-)

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Helen June 12, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Happy 2nd birthday! I hope your mum is ok, I love her attitude though!!! Can’t wait to see your new look apartment either!

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M. June 12, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Sending best wishes to Jenna’s mum!
Poor toe…I know how incredibly painful injuring a toe can be :(
Hope she is not in unbearable pain and speedy recovery!
I love that she is not gonna let an injury put a damper on your time together..she is a trooper of a mum!!!

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Daisy June 12, 2010 at 1:53 pm

you are getting furniture. amaazing. life gets better and better! 25 is gonna be an awesome year.

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Cat June 12, 2010 at 2:04 pm

The Freeway in question would be the 580! :)

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kristina June 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I was just going to say so myself, that the freeway you would be talking about is 580. You went to the IKEA in Emeryville right?? I used to go there all the time when they first opened, we would feast on their swedish meatballs! Hope your mom’s doing okay btw, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY again to ya ;)

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Denise June 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Your mom sounds wonderful. If she wishes to adopt an older daughter in Oregon, let me know.

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Haha, encore of birthdays…..good idea. I think I’ll practice this in the future.

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Your doing a great job with your workouts. It sounds hard but fun.

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Amber K @ sparkpeople June 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Your poor mom! I hope she’s not in too much pain.

happy birthday, again!

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Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 13, 2010 at 5:39 am

Happy second birthday! Hope you had an amazing evening!

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Charles June 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm

1) I can tell you’re not a native Cali girl in the fourth line of this post :)

2) The gym program reminded me of a funny work email regarding Special High Intensity Training and variations thereof.

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Charles June 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm

And Cat’s reply #23 tells me she IS!

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Charles June 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm

And Cat’s reply #23 tells me she IS, or has become one, if you need a hint!

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