Turning Twenty-Nine [WIAW]

by Sarah on August 21, 2013 · 17 comments

It’s a good thing birthdays last for as long as you want them to, because I’ve officially been 29 for about ten days, and am just now deciding it appropriate to tell y’all about it.

although according to stepmama smart, i'll be celebrating 29 for YEARS to come.

As I mentioned briefly prior to my move, my breakdown of nerves and worry involved the perception of tragedy that was going to be celebrating my birthday alone.

oh, i know i am.

Turns out I wasn’t alone.

Google celebrated with me.

As did the Comcast technician who was lucky enough to spend Sunday morning helping me set up my cable–which I haven’t had for years--and internet.

my remote control still doesn't always work, but usually the tv is stuck on the food network or HGTV so i just go with it.

[All while I sat in my wingback chair, drinking coffee, and telling him my life story as we watched the digital read out on the cable box spin…and spin….and spin….]

Also at the party in my new apartment?

The vegan mouse who decided it would be awesome to eat all of my peaches.

it was all cute, little mousy fun and games until you went after my fresh peaches...

Not cool, little vegan mouse. Not cool.

i bought myself a mousetrap and a vacuum cleaner for my birthday. "welcome to your new apartment!"

But, this was supposed to be a post about what I ate on my birthday, not the made-up friends I invited to the party for one.

Have you met Herman, my new coffee maker?

 So, Jenn, and all y’all fellow revelers, what DID I eat Wednesday on my birthday?

After starting the day with a beautiful morning walk on the river, during which I metacognitively determined I should be having life-changing epiphanies at the start of another year, but instead thought about the flavors of frozen yogurt at the shop across the street…

…well, to be honest, I don’t remember if I ate breakfastat all. If I did, it was probably something like this bowl of kefir, peaches, and fiber-rich cereal and homemade muesli.

as god is my witness, that mouse will never get my peaches again!!!!

Lunch I remember. My new frying pan turned out two perfectly beautiful (and plate-hogging) sunny eggs for me to consume with toast and roasted eggplant and squash, all drizzled with Peach Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce.

Maybe, in the long run, it was good I was left alone with this yolk porn? (Heeheehee…)

It wouldn’t have been my birthday if I didn’t consume an excessive amount of YES! I picked a great one!” watermelon. Sister Smart may think grapes are my favorite, but watermelon speaks to my soul tastebuds.

When it was time for dinner, I was clearly just looking for any means to slurp up more of that delicious hot sauce (sent to me so long ago by Heather, I forgot where it actually came from), and with honey dijon mustard on a sweet potato, accompanying Sweet Earth Natural Foods chipotle seitan strips, mushrooms, and spinach, well, I was a happy (birthday) woman.

Sadly, no birthday cake for me. Nor sprinkles. (What was I thinking?) I did, however, satisfy my late night sweet tooth with a bowl of Greek yogurt, topped with a mix of cereal–including Fruit Loops--a few chocolate chips, and peaches.

And now I’m 29.

(And ten days.)

The end.

I feel like I should have a grand ending.

Like fireworks.

Or jazz hands.

Use your imagination.

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Amy @ The Little Honey Bee August 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

Sounds like a lovely birthday! And your dessert looks even better than cake


Tricia @ SRFD August 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

So sorry I missed your birthday! What a bad blog mom I am – sorry! So you won’t feel bad like me – I’ll give you a heads up that my birthday is Friday 8/23. And no I am not 29 anymore – try 54. Sheesh – where did it all go. Nice apartment – hope all is going well. I’ll need your address because I have a gift to send you and somehow managed to miss you while we lived in the same state :( Happy birthday! Can’t wait for your month coming up – September!


Liz @ I Heart Vegetables August 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Aw I wish I could have been there to come celebrate! I have a feeling 29 will be an amazing year for you, though!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Happy 29 and 10 days!!! I wish I oculd have driven out there to celebrate with you. We’ll have a belated celebration in ATL soon. :) Mwah!


Melissa @ Treats With a Twist August 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I celebrated via parallel play with ya 😉
And I ate enough cake for the both of us…though I STILL insist that you get some during your birthday month. Conquer the fear and eat it because you deserve it. Sprinkles and a candle and all. Love you!


Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) August 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm

How dare you not tell us about your birthday for so long! Happy 29th year of life my friend! May it be the best one yet :)


Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut August 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I think you holding sparklers at the end would be perfect. 😉

Happy late birthday girlie! You’re not really alone…e-mail me any time!! <3 <3


Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves August 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Happy belated birthday! I just love when my sunny side eggs turn out perfectly..ahh that yolk. 😉


Kaila @healthyhelperblog! August 21, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Happy Belated Birthday Sarah! 29 is a great age! Hey you can still claim to be a 20 something :) right?! And age is only a number! Looks like you certainly celebrated with some yummy food! Hope school is going well for you!


diana @ veggienextdoor August 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Happy belated, Sarah!!! While your birthday party may have been small this year, your 29th year is going to be majorly awesome! I love that you are chasing your dreams.

Also, I’m so sorry to hear about your mouse. Even though he’s a theif, I bet he’s so cute you’d give him your peaches if he asked nicely. Have you considered a gentler trap so you can set him free in a nearby park?


Heather @ Better With Veggies August 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Happy Birthday (again – I hope I remembered it the first time around, but 10 days seems so long ago right now)! :) I love your fun birthday meals, except for the watermelon, of course.


Emily August 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

Happy belated!!!! 29 is one amazing year and I know there is so much in store for you!!!


Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Aww happy birthday … x 10! 😉 My birthday is in about 2 weeks. And I will be turning 30! Eeek!


Calee August 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

ewwwww. mice are the worst! those little bastards tore up all my dish towels (ones I made or bought from other crafters). I killed ’em dead.


Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 24, 2013 at 8:44 am

Happy 29th Birthday (and thirteen days now). What a fun post to come back on. The view on your morning run is incredible, and I’m horrified a mouse ate your peaches. I mean really, he had to go after the peaches. Only 29 and already you are learning, life can be so cruel. If the problem persists, I will send you my furriest feline (you’ll need that vacuum) because she specializes in wildlife capture. Usually she beheads the chipmunks; they don’t stand a chance so I’m sure she’ll take care of your mouse.
I have two watermelons right now, and I will think of you when and eat and drink ( watermelon Mojito anyone?) them.


Danica @ It's Progression August 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

(sorry this is super belated, I’m all sorts of behind, but…)
Happy Birthday, girl!!!
I hope that everything is going well right now – I know there’s so much new in your life, and I hope that you’re enjoying each minute of it!


Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli September 29, 2013 at 1:58 am

Definitely jazz hands! Especially after a ending with FRUIT LOOPS! Man, it’s been years since I’ve had some of those mouth-destroying little devils! Haha! And now that you are 29 years, 1 month, and 18 days old, I will say…


PS, I’ll be on the lookout for more of that hot sauce…that I’ll probably then forget about but can just save it for your NEXT birthday! 😉


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