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Little Birthday Gifts to Myself

March 13th, 2012 at 05:10 pm

Just realized my birthday is the day before Pi day! Love it! I am such a geek and 3.14 is funny and clever to me. Don't laugh at me, laugh with me! OK?!

I usually downplay my bday. Who wants to shout out middle age (ahem, or more). My wishes typically involve:

1. Outdoor physical fun. It's been taking a hike (free) in the local mountains the past couple years. I try to get the whole family on some trail. This year went by myself because one kid sleeps in late, and the other had other commitments plus homework. So dad stayed home and I went here:

In the rural area not far from home, nice cloud day.

Nice Views!!

2. Special help at home. A day or two in advance, I ask the kids to think of doing extra things around the house as a nice surprise. Maybe they will sweep the stairs? Dry and put away dishes? It may not happen but at least I ask!

My birthday wishes do NOT usually involve:

A. Going out to eat. This just does not seem very special to me. I like to cook and don't go out much anyway! However, every so often (once a month?) it is fun to get something I don't normally make, such as good Chinese food, or Greek. NEVER italian, ugh, that's all my husband makes! and we cook mexican alot, but I adore those HOLE IN THE WALL (cheap) authentic mexican restaurants.

B. Large or even Medium Gifts. No clothes, no electronics, no accessories (DUH I make jewelry!) But my husband loves to give, so I post a list a month ahead of time with wishes. This year it was for a used Zumba Wii game!! He gave it to me early. Or something from Michaels (beads, specialty papers). The kids are happy to oblige.

But this year the spouse is not around (he is staying with his mom who is getting out of a short hospital stay today from a minor car accident) so I will celebrate in small ways myself.

...Coffeehouse Beverage...
small treat so far, cafe au lait (am not a regular customer)

...Small Cake...
Normally I'd make my own, but time does not permit this year. And I really don't need one, but my tween girl, who lives in a perfect world, would be SO DISAPPOINTED if there were no birthday cake!!!

Since I am brown bagging my own lunch and making my own birthday dinner, I'll splurge on a storebought cake! There are these really BEAUTIFUL little 8" cakes at the supermarket bakery and I will probably make it small treat #2.

Come back for a picture tomorrow!

4 Responses to “Little Birthday Gifts to Myself”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    So -- is your birthday today? Have a good one!

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    yep Big Grin

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Happy birthday! Sounds like you've settled on the treats that make you happy, which is the important thing. I still love my birthday and love to do little things out of my routine that make me feel special. Big Grin

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Happy birthday!

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