Birthday fit for me

I’m ready to move past all of that depression stuff.? I am fine.? Really.? Don’t believe me?? Well read this post and you’ll see how vastly different I’ve become in the past year.

Yesterday was my birthday.? Thanks to those of you who sent birthday wishes.? My dad even called (amazing I know).? Now in every year prior to this one I have viewed my birthday as a national holiday.? I totally blame my parents on that.? It’s MY birthday.? You all should be celebrating.

Every year I cook up some fun and entertaining party to honor my birthday.? This year… nothing.? Before the trusty husband left for Minnesota last week he asked if I wanted to have a BBQ for my birthday.? I said no.? A nice afternoon at home would be fine with me.

So yesterday we had a nice breakfast, went to the asian market (and I didn’t even end up in the ER), had a fantastic lunch/breakfast at Puget Sound Pizza.? I bought some flowers to put in a few containers I have out front.? I unwrapped my gifts (a bottle of Burberry The Beat perfume and 2 pair of pants, one of which I had to exchange).? We spent some more time outside and the trusty husband cooked me a feast of Chicken and Rice.? So nothing terribly exciting.? Just like any other Sunday.

Tonight we are having a nice dinner at home with Tricia, Michael & Rita.? That will make 3 of the 5 original 6 I’ve met in person.? Lauri & Jen… you’re next.

I am so incredibly happy that I had a wonderful birthday.? No stressing over if the house is clean for a big party.? No shelling out hundreds of dollars on food and cake.? Just a nice afternoon with my? boys.? It doesn’t get any better than that.

13 Comment

  1. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like a wonderfully relaxing way to spend a day.

  2. Happy birthday!

    My hubby and I were just discussing the whole birthday party thing and how it can set a kid up for a life time of disappointment when the whole world doesn’t stop to spend the entire week celebrating with them. My BFF seriously declares the entire week of her birthday a celebration. My husband is skewed too far the other way and doesn’t really think anyone should do much of anything. I like a happy medium – people I love acknowledging it…a cake and card maybe a gift. On the rare occasion some one has made a big deal out of my birthday it has been a lovely surprise.

  3. It sounds like a perfect birthday to me. I’m glad you had a happy one. And please pass big hugs to Michael, Tricia, and Rita. (Make sure Michael knows who I am first, though… otherwise it might freak him out.)

  4. Way to go! I figured out similar things a few years ago … I finally realized that if I wanted a truly happy birthday, I needed to take a bit of time to reflect on what would make it happy and then DO it. πŸ™‚

  5. Sandy says: Reply

    Happy belated birthday!

    Give my hellos to Tricia, Michael and Rita!

  6. Lena says: Reply

    Happy Birthday (a little belated, but I did tell you happy birthday early too…)!

    Must be a sign, my 32nd birthday was the one of the best birthdays I had in years … here’s to Chickadee having another good one to finish the streak.

  7. Birthdays are overrated – I find the best ones are the ones where you are doing the simplest things. Happy belated – you deserve it!

  8. Kris says: Reply

    Well, belated, Happy Birthday.

    And, personally, I think that sounds the perfect way to spend your birthday.

  9. Happy Birthday!!!

  10. Lauri says: Reply

    Happy Birthday, Can’t wait to meet …..

  11. Heidi says: Reply

    I’m liking reading your blog. Thank you for what you write about and share.
    Happy Birthday ~ the whole year! πŸ™‚

  12. Jenny2 says: Reply

    Sounds like the perfect day to me!

    Happy Belated Birthday.


  13. Happy belated birthday! I’m glad you had a nice, relaxing day – that’s the best way to spend birthdays! Keep up the relaxing part, and have a wonderful week!

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