This is my birth-month. Notice I didn’t say birthday. My actual birthday was March 5th, but I like to stretch the party out a bit. More like the entire month. I look for ways to enjoy myself, make excuses to avoid cooking, and coerce my hubby to be extra-sweet to me (although I don’t have to twist his arm too much). Sounds like a good plan, huh? I know!
So, what has my month looked like, so far? Well, Shawn took me out to eat here. We completely enjoyed the yummy food. Then, I used a gift card here. Shawn helped me pick out several necklaces and even a new pair of Corky flip-flops (come on, Summer!). My kids have showered me with sweet notes. My daughter even mailed me a letter. I was floored as I read her words. She thanked me for my love and for the ways I work to make her life better. I will keep that one forever.
Ahhh, but the celebration didn’t end there. Sweet friends have sent cards. A few have even brought me gifts. Shawn just gave me a book that I wanted to read. And, my mom just called to say she scored a free Rachael Ray Magazine subscription and is sending it to me! Holla!
Now, if it sounds like all I care about is gifts….well, you’ve got me pegged. Ok, not completely. I’m just as excited about my husband’s handwritten love letter as I am about the uber-cool yellow clutch purse I received. I’m just as pumped about stolen time with my family as I am about dinner out. I really just use my birthday as an excuse to do fun things and be with people who I love.
So, this month I having tons of fun….and enjoying a few surprises along the way. Life is good, and I plan to live it up!