3.13.2008

Bringing in my birthday Oprah-fied.


Well, I am not feeling all too spiffy with my headache (I had a nurse friend email me and she thinks I have a sinus infection!!) and I have a TON to do work-wise and me-wise before we leave for Chicago tomorrow evening for my birthday getaway!

I don't think I'm going to have time to do my last post before I leave, so I'm going to extend the Val Quiz event until next Wednesday the 19th. The last post will take place probably on Monday evening or Tuesday. Please stay tuned!

Phew! That's a lot of weight taken off my shoulders! Thanks for letting me extend this but it really is only to your advantage, right?!

So yeah, it's my birthday on Sunday. I turn 3-2. As each year passes, I'm having a harder and harder time dealing with it. I know 32 is young, but I just do NOT feel so young anymore. I felt good at 30 still. Lately I've just felt "eh". Maybe it's because of the 31 hours of labor I was in with Maia or the fact that I expend so much energy trying to make my tongue curl in a "U" like both my husband and son can do -- both of whom like to rub it in! :c)

I may get a rejuvenation for life on Monday. Guess where we're going, guess where we're going!? OPRAH! Yes, to see a taping of OPRAH!

And who is going to be on Oprah? Simon Cowell from American Idol!!! Ohmygoodness you just can't get it any better than this!! American Idol is one of my very favorite shows! Hubby and I cannot miss a single episode of it -- ever! (Did you see it last night? I'm sooooo glad David H. is gone!)

I've been trying to get tickets for Oprah for YEARS! So it's a great birthday present. Maybe the BEST birthday present ever. Neil decided he doesn't have to get me anything else even though it is a FREE gift that I, myself, took the time to get! :c) Oprah always talks about how being in her 50's is the best time of her life. Hopefully she'll make me feel not so bad about being in my 30's :c) I can't WAIT.

Have a great weekend, friends! I'm really looking forward to my time away in the Windy City! Thanks for attending my party all week -- I've had the greatest time!

*** update *** before we leave tomorrow, I'm going to the doctor for my headache. After specifically reading about sinus infections, I definitely think this is what it is and I need medications asap. I have to be up to par for Ms. Winfrey!

22 comments:

Johanna said...

i am so behind on your blog. did you get my card? how did you get tickets to Oprah??!!!! Have so much fun and enjoy the weekend!!!

Erin said...

Yay for Val!!! Wish I was coming to see Oprah with you, sigh. Maybe one day. Happy, happy, happy birthday, dear sweet friend. I would love to celebrate with you!

Jamie said...

Val can I say I am so jealous!! It's my bday too can I come?? Have a great time I will be thinking of you.

Jennifer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I'm glad you extended the contest...I'm playing and need some more answers LOL!!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Artsy Momma said...

oh jealous jealous jealous am I !

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

good girl I think meds are the only way to deal with sinus infections and Ive had my fair share of them
hope you feel better soon

I like being in my 30s

enjoy thats Oprah show I think it would be cool to be part of her audience
Jen

Michelle said...

So cool that you get to go see O live!! And, how perfect that Mr. Cowell is the guest!! Wow, wow! I know that you will have so much fun!!

Happy early bday! :)

Heidi said...

I hope your sinus infection is better by the time you go to the show! How cool! I love AI too. :)
Happy Birthday!!!!

Louise said...

WOW HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR!!!!!
Congrats on snagging the Oprah tickets, great to see someone interesting on there too and not just a show on cheating wives or something like that!! COOL!
HAVE A BLAST!!!!

Louise said...

Oh by the way just so you feel a tad better I will be 32 this year too!!

Anonymous said...

Have a great birthday weekend. If it makes you feel any better, you'll always be lots younger than me!! Have fun @ oprah, i must advise you don't go hungover, as I did. Those hot lights and hangovers don't mix well!
still missing you~vic

Tami said...

Have a great time at Oprah and give Simon a big kiss. Or maybe you could sing a song for him. Anyway, Have a Happy Birthday.

tAnYeTTa said...

happy birthday and make sure you jump and down hysterically when oprah comes out on the stage. that's what i would do too :)

Linda said...

OHMYGOSH you must write about Simon. I came by here via Erin's blog. wish I had gotten in on the prize, but ohwell. Come visit me some time; I always do a wrap up on american Idol and LOST.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Happy birthday!! Tell Oprah I said "Hey". :)

Hope you got your surprise in the mail (yes I actually went to the PO)

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you're havinga blast in Chicago :)

LiLi said...

WOOOOHOOOOO!!! Go Val! That is so awesome. I hope you are enjoying your birthday today and enjoying your birthday trip to Chi-town! LOVE YA, have fun at Oprah!!! Simon... MAN I'm jealous!!! :D

Aimee said...

Happy Birthday, Val!!! Hope you have a great day!

lil ole' me..... said...

Happy Birthday Val!
I'm leaving work early to get home and watch Oprah! (I forgot to tivo)
I'll be looking for you in the audience! :)

Hope you are having a great day!!!
XOXO

Louise said...

Hey I just watched the episode and I got all teary eyed watching that little girls story and then Simon paying their mortgage off....that just rocks!!
Hope you had a blast!!!

Tracey said...

HOpe you had a great birthday and an awesome trip! Can't wait to hear how it went.

oh amanda said...

Happy Day!

Ok, I totally read this the other day but didn't comment AND THEN watched Simon on Oprah and DID NOT EVEN REMEMBER YOU WERE THERE. Maybe I didn't delete it off my tivo....