So my birthday is April 28th and everyone is Social Distancing and not gathering and staying safe… so no going out with friends or going out to dinner with my family.

So it is a hermit birthday for me this year. I am not one to whine about such things. I just make the best of it.

I am officially 43 years old! Yay! Leveled up again!

Quarantine Birthday PIN

Cheers!

Wine for birthday

This is on the 27th where I had myself a nice glass of Merlot wine with The Wand Wine Filter by PureWine so that I do not get a migraine from the wine. I had gotten rid of the migraine I had early that morning and I didn’t know of my birthday would be a bad migraine day… so I had myself some wine the day before. 1 glass because my vestibular disorder doesn’t really allow for much more than that… felt like 4. I really did enjoy it though. Turns out I like Merlot. Who knew? Before those wine wands I couldn’t have wine so I do not quite know my tastes yet. It is an adventure.

Bubble bath bliss

Birthday gifts

I got this in the mail from my mom. And so early this morning I had myself a nice Epsom salt bath with that eucalyptus bubble bath and some peppermint body wash I had. I nice start to a hermit birthday, I’d say.

And then a nap, of course.

Flower and THE CAKE

Pic of cake and flowers
pic of slice of cake

My spouse went out to get me cake and brought home cake and flowers! And I had cake for lunch… just because I could dang it!

And then another nap, of course.

Chilling’ with some hobbies

pic of drawing of women in darkness

I did this quick sketch. I may touch it up tomorrow on some of the lines and shadow work but it turned out rather well. And I find it relaxing to work on drawing. A lot of focus goes into it and you just zen out.

I read some of the book I am into at the moment.

Fire outside in the backyard

pic of boyfriend and fire pit

So we actually sat outside and had a nice fire. I had two glasses of wine and chilled. We ordered fast food because we didn’t want to cook.

I do think I may not be able to drink wine or maybe even alcohol at all anymore if this is the effect it has on me. I had treated my migraine so that was good. But I felt so much more dizzy after those 2 drinks. And then well past sober that much more severe dizziness and vertigo spins remained. And I didn’t much like that. So I may be super sensitive to that. No sure it is worth it really. So may need to skip that step from now on. And I rarely drink as is… so I guess I won’t really miss it.

It was a wonderful day. A very nice end to the day with the fire. I enjoyed my mellow day really.

It turned out to be a nice mellow, introvert birthday. I know I couldn’t spend it with family or my friends. But I made the best damn day out of it I could and I had a damn good day. So there is that. And that counts.

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10 thoughts on “Quarantine Birthday

  1. That absolutely counts, I’m so glad you were able to make the most of it given not just health issues but now the current coronavirus situation. I know I said this over on Twitter but HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY, Nikki!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
    Caz xx

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