Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Birth-week to Me

Ah, there's nothing better for the old comment-o-meter than a birthday, is there? So I thought I'd put it out there.

Today is mine, but as the title suggests, I'm angling for a whole week. Terry and I went out to celebrate on Sunday night with a real date -- babysitter, dinner, movie -- the whole works. Terry is out of town until late tonight, but my sweet tween is making sure that my day is special. She asked the questions which are always her not-so-subtle indicator of a breakfast surprise, "Mom, what time to you usually get up? Is it okay if I get up early? What do you like for breakfast?" I told her that I would set the coffeemaker, and I'd stay in bed. She could bring me some coffee before she took her shower.

It was a treat to stay in bed, vegging out. I drank coffee and a refill, and put in an order for some toast. I don't know if it's because it was slathered with butter, or because I didn't have to lift a finger, but that was some good toast.

I continued to loaf while Amanda got herself ready for school, and got Kyle's breakfast once he woke up.

Dinner is taken care of, because our favorite local pizza place sent me a coupon for a free birthday pizza.

Amanda left me with a list: cake mix, frosting, chocolate chips. So I went to the store, and picked them up, also getting some decorating frosting that was on the clearance shelf.

Last year, this was her creative masterpiece, so I'll just have to wait and see what she comes up with this year, but dessert is taken care of as well.

So that still only makes for four days of celebrating, not a whole week. But wait -- there's more! Tuesday night Terry is going to be out of town as well, and my girlfriends are coming over to celebrate with me. They are making dinner for me, and we'll probably watch a movie. Regardless, I'm quite sure that the food will be good and the friendship will be even better.

My dad left me a message while I was out at the store today warning me that I was getting too old. My birthday next year is a landmark one, and he claims that he is too young to have a daughter who is that old. So, we'll hang on to thirty-nine for the next 365 days, and maybe squeeze in a bit more celebrating along the way.

13 comments:

Carrie said...

No. Your birthday is on my calendar. But it's on there tomorrow. WHAT?! And here I was thinking I'd be all sneaky and everything.

Well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And I'm scribbling on my calendar....

Cassandra said...

Happy birth-week!! Birthdays are so much fun.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you've filled the week with lots of fun.

We're celebrating a big birthday today also - Sam turns 1 year old today. My how fast this last year flew by!!!

morninglight mama said...

Happy, happy birthday, -week, -month!! :) How fantastic that your free-range kid is taking care of so many treats for you. Lovely!!

I hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

Happy Birth Week to You. (So happy that you are in this world...)

planetnomad said...

Sounds like a good celebration to me! Congrats and enjoy :)

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Happy, happy Birthday! My MIL shares your birthday. You can be glad my kids didn't wake you up with a singing phone call this morning like they did her. :)

Martha said...

Happy Birthday again!! We will never get to 40! Sounds like your family is really taking care of you!

Laura said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday Jennifer!! Sounds like a very fun WEEK! :)

Trish said...

Happy Birthday Week! I think I need to steal this idea, especially since my birthday is on Christmas Day and doesn't really get celebrated as much as the rest of the family's birthdays.

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday-Week then. But in our house, we do birthday month! A whole month of movie picks, dining picks, and get-out-of-stuff free (no I can't walk the dog, it's my bday month!) (of course mine was last week and I forgot to blog about it - but it wasn't that spectacular, sandwiched by a car accident and the flu!)

So enjoy every minute of it and can't wait to see what Amanda comes up with - pictures please!!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Happy Birth-week! Sounds like lots of fun! And how sweet of Amanda to take such good care of you. Oh, and enjoy your last year in this "decade." :)

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