Thursday, April 17, 2008
They Say It's Your Birthday
When your birthday falls mid-week, it’s not a good time to pull out all the stops. This morning, like every other, I was up at the crack of dawn to head into my day job. But a little celebrating is in order. My department is taking me to Dorrian’s and, happily, it’s acceptable to have (just one) glass of wine with lunch. I’ll enjoy a Bosch pear and goat cheese salad and a zesty glass of sauvignon blanc. After work, a spa treatment at Bangz in Montclair: 75 minutes of pedicure bliss. Then I’ll pick up the family and head to a local restaurant where the kids will feel comfortable –Giambotta in Cedar Grove. This warm Italian eatery serves huge portions of delicious food from an extensive menu. There I’ll have a couple of glasses of Chianti and see what surprises my family has for me. I have a hunch my eight-year-old is creating an elaborate gift involving Barbie dolls. And then, full of food, wine, and good wishes, I’ll head to bed early. After all, tomorrow I’ll be up at dawn.