Why? Weekends!

Aside from the deliciousness of Saturday night, I had a wonderful time ringing in my birthday in style! On Wednesday evening, I enjoyed dinner with some of my very favorite ladies. I am so lucky to have such warm, funny, smart, strong, and caring women in my life!


We had dinner at Chinato. Not only was the meal delicious, but the service was great, especially considering how swamped they were with the pre-concert crowd. I enjoyed the ravioli with pork, veal, zucchini, and a light cream sauce.


My favorite part of this dish was the chilled vegetables in the center. They complimented the delicate sauce perfectly.

From there, it was on to the Michael Buble concert. I just love his voice!

Thursday, I met up with Matthew for a quick birthday lunch in the middle of the work day. We went to Dynomite Burgers, Zack Bruell’s new burger joint at Playhouse Square. I felt like I was on a mini “Tour de Bruell!”


I had the L’Albatros burger with grilled onions and peppers and Béarnaise mayo. And because I was in birthday indulgence mode, I also enjoyed a side of fries and a salted caramel milkshake.


Dynomite Burgers is well worth the 3pm food coma it induces!

Saturday morning, Matthew and I met up with friends Claire and Jennifer for The Color Run. I hadn’t run in a long time, but The Color Run isn’t really about running, it’s about having a good time!


Despite the rainy weather, everyone was in great spirits and had a really good time! As you go through the 5K course, there are four color stations at which to get colorful.


Plus all the runners have individual color packets used for color tosses at the end of the race.


We ended up very rainbow-hued and it was just a lot of pure fun!

On Sunday, we had dinner with my family. I got to choose whatever I wanted and my long-standing favorite of roast beef and mashed potatoes won the day. There is just something about Mom’s comfort food!


The meal finished off with a sinfully good (and beautifully decorated) cassata cake from Michael Angelo’s Bakery.


I am so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life and to have so many ways to celebrate my birthday! Thanks to all who made me feel so special!



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