Last week, I celebrated my 31st birthday! As you may imagine, for a planner like me, I thought trying to avoid all activities & celebrate my DOB in isolation would be, well, quite sad. But I had the best day!
Since the beginning of Covid, celebrating birthdays in Toronto or any place for that matter has been a major event. My birthday was on a weekday, so I started by taking the day off from work. After two months of working from home, this was so. nice. I was up late the night before finishing a few things, but I was thankful I didn’t have to check my email at all during the day.
We slept late (Jim waaaay later than me), and after I slowly made my way out of bed, I did a nice long workout in the living room. I showered, and decided to actually do. my. makeup!!!! I used all my favorite products that probably think I have forgotten about them … I even did the Stila glitter on my eyes! (Which, come to think of it, may be why I have a stye on my eye – quite the sudden shock to the system – but that’s beside the point)
After a multi-slide birthday story on Instagram, my influencer companion told me we needed to go to Reading Terminal to pick something up. We were able to park right across the street as the PPA is not ticketing (heard that changes on June 1 though – RIP to the good times).
The Terminal was nowhere near as crowded as usual – all seating is removed, too – but there were people in there – mostly mulling about the center. A lot of new spots just opened up last week, so I got my recent fav, the Trainwreck from Beck’s Cajun Cafe. Jim got Franks-A-Lot (lol), I decided to also get us Miller’s Twist pretzel dogs on a whim because it was my birthday, and finally we scooted over to Termini Bros for the best treat: carrot cake!!!
It was super warm out, so we decided to take our food home. I arrived home to gorgeous flowers from my girlfriends – such a nice quarantined surprise. We sat down & watched the Sopranos (we’re making our way through – finally on season 6!) and chilled out. I was drinking Kombrewchas all day because (they sent me some cases &) they’re my new obsession. Yes – alcoholic kombucha.
As the day turned to night, we finished some champagne & dug into the cake (make sure you get candles!). I was kindly permitted to select the movie – so it was obviously Frozen 2, of course. It was lovely and I sang the one line of “Into the Unknown” on repeat, and finally we snuggled into bed.
I am very, very thankful my life has remained relatively normal during covid. But in case you have a birthday or special day coming up, don’t fret! It can be a fun and memorable day even if things don’t go exactly as you imagined. xx