It’s My Birthday Too!
Oh yes it is, I actually prefer to call it my Birthday week. I tend to try and stretch out this horrid wonderful day from Mother’s Day right thru and past the 23rd. It’s just the way I roll! Why do I do this? I think because as a Mom, even on birthdays the kiddos come first. My plans for today include volunteering at a Track and Field meet and then heading to a Dance Competition. You know what’s funny? I wouldn’t have it any other way…uh unless someone wanted to whisk me back to the Eiffel Tower like on my 40th Birthday!
As I sit here contemplating turning another year older I a amazed at the rollercoaster I’ve been on this past year. In true Life In The Suburbs style; my Birthday Confessions.
Guilty Pleasures, Not Just For Birthdays:
-Coffee might be the best started for my day, but throw a muffin or cookie on top of that and I am a very happy girl.
-I hide chocolate in the cupboard and keep it there, you know, for chocolate emergencies.
-I prefer to pay someone else to do my nails. No matter how hard I try, when I do them myself it looks like a 6 year old painted them!
Dumb Things I Do Every Week ( and will probably do for the next 42 years):
-Waste too much time on Facebook. Time. Suck.
-Stay up way too late and missing my “Sleep Window”. I have turned myself into an insomniac. Candy Crush is my new late night friend.
-Using Dr. Google. No one should be allowed to search medical symptoms on the internet.
The Stupid People I Will No Longer Pay Attention To:
– The scene stealers and the drama queens.
-The mean girls. (there are a lot of mean girls!)
-The people who can’t see further then their own noses. Selfish is not pretty.
Life is too short to worry about those who can’t find their own happy so try to steal yours. I am letting them all go. No really, I am.
Weird Quirks That Make Me, Me:
-I am addicted to snacks. I don’t just like snacking, I need snacking. This constant food throughout my day is becoming a problem for my thighs and a challenge for my jeans.
-I am directionally challenged and after 42 years have just decided to embrace it. It’s just part of who I am. I have become very proficient at asking for directions, so there’s that.
-When I travel I must sleep on the side of the bed closest to the bathroom. I don’t know why, there is not rhyme or reason, it’s just the way it is.
Things I Am Doing Right:
-Hugging my children, and telling them how much I love them. Everyday.
-Honouring my friends.
-Working hard while maintaining honesty and integrity.
Things I Am Doing Wrong:
-Worrying. Always worrying.
-Not drinking enough water.
-Not getting enough sleep.
Things I Will Continue To Do:
-Find the joy in the little things.
-Be grateful and thankful.
-Count my Blessings….because I know I have many.
What I Am Looking Forward To:
-My first baby graduating public school! How did this happen already?
-Summer, sunshine and vacation time!
-Dance recitals, pool party’s, and quiet afternoons on the deck with my Hubby sharing a beer. ( I know, so so wild!)
Dreams I Am Not Letting Go Of:
-Travel; so much travel. Taking my family to see this beautiful place! Santorini, Greece.
Oh and San Francisco, and Italy and London and Key West and New York and Disneyland……
-Spending a week at a cottage with the family.
-Hardwood floors in my house! (what, it’s a confession style dream list, it can include selfish material things)
This past year has been a really REALLY good one. More smiles then tears, more ups then downs, and so many reasons to celebrate. Tonight I will blow out those candles on my cake I will wish for nothing more then just some more of what I already have. Today I feel like I am a very lucky girl.