I’ve been trying to write this blog all day but Olivia would have everyone believe she is starvingtodeathomgcomegetmenow.
Thankfully, Stephen is home now and is napping with her on the couch so I have brief bit of quiet time. Let’s see how long it lasts.
Last night, my birthday night, was amazing and perfect. My husband is unbelievably awesome and romantic.
The original plan was to catch the A-Team movie and then get some sushi and sake, two things I was prevented from having during my pregnancy. He then told me yesterday that, after sushi, he was taking me “somewhere to get a drink.”
So I got all dolled up because I can.
And, leaving Olivia in the very capable hands of Stephen’s parents, we went out for date night.
Unfortunately, by the time I was finished getting ready, explaining things to Stephen’s mom, and we made to Atlantic Station, we’d missed the 5pm showing of A-Team. Stephen suggested we go across the street to The Grape and grab a glass of wine and maybe we’d catch the next showing at 7pm.
Lo and Behold, The Grape is featuring Spanish wines.
We both miss Spain tremendously and this brought back happy memories of our fabulous honeymoon in Málaga. We ordered the Spanish Wine Flight, which featured two reds and a white, and a couple of appetizers so the alcohol wouldn’t go straight to my head.
After nearly a year of not drinking, I’m very much a lightweight.
We got to chatting and, can I just say, it was fantastic to sit there with my husband and just talk to him. I feel like I haven’t just sat and talked with him in forever.
Time wound on and we decided to just forgo the movie and head straight to dinner as we didn’t want to keep his parents up late with the baby and, of course, we wanted to get back to her in a timely manner.
Onto Thaicoon Sushi Bar where I had luscious Nigiri, tasty sushi rolls and smooth, smooth unfiltered Sake. Cold and delicious.
We stayed there for a while.
It started to rain and Stephen, looking disappointed, mentioned the rain was probably going to ruin his surprise for me. Thoroughly confused as to what it was, I told him to just take me there anyway. Thankfully the rain let up and nearly stopped by the time we reached our destination.
The Sun Dial restaurant at the top of the Westin Hotel – the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere (according to them). The Sun Dial spins and offers unbelievable views of Atlanta and the surrounding areas. We didn’t make it for sunset but it was still amazing anyway. I’d never been up there so it was a real treat. Our waitress, upon hearing it was my birthday, brought me my champagne with a strawberry on the rim and a birthday candle in the strawberry. It was so cute!
Then we had the most amazing gooey fudge brownie for dessert. I swear, that thing should be illegal. It was positively sinful.
We start our diets next week…
And, to top it all off, he told me that as soon as he gets a check he’s expecting from his company, I’m getting a Netbook for my birthday present! I’ve been wanting one for a long time because I want to start back into my writing again but want the portability because of the baby. I’m so excited!
My husband is win.