Let's see...today we had our traditional family celebration. Since I had to make dinner, I made one of my favorite dishes and made sure there were plenty of leftovers (which, I just realized, is exactly what I made last year!). Aunt Denise brought over a cake (because I'm weird and refuse to bake my own birthday cake). Then she and the kids banished me to the upstairs until they were done decorating it.
Pretty cute, eh? You should have seen their faces after they were done...not because they were glowing with pride at their creation but because they were covered with various colors of frosting and sprinkles. One should always sample one's own work to ensure quality, right? And I did get a picture of the little monkeys but am saving it for Foto Friday (or whatever day I get it posted).
So here are my plans for my birthday week:
Monday: We're having a family over for FHE. Keep in mind: this is *not* a birthday party! I refuse to plan my own party (goes with the cake concept) so these nice people are coming over for a spiritually uplifting evening. And we're gonna play Rock Band.
Tuesday: I will have a couple hours to myself while the kids are in school so I am planning on taking some of my birthday cash and seeing if anything sparkly catches my eye. Also? We're having Costa Vida for dinner that night. Because I said so.
Wednesday: Going to dinner with friends without the kids. Wooohooo!
Thursday: Yet another parent-attended field trip. But I'll make up for missing out on my two hours of freedom by once again getting Costa Vida for dinner. I wonder if they'd be interesting in advertising on my blog?
I'm going to bust out the Halloween decoration this week, too. And that's it...no other plans. Some of my wishes are slightly hampered by the fact that the Man is leaving me. Yes, he did just get back from a trip on Friday night. He leaves again on Tuesday. I made him take me out on a date on Saturday but he was still fighting jet lag so we had to call it an early evening. And the restaurant we went to wasn't as great as I had expected. We didn't get dessert. You know it's not a good time when I don't ask for dessert after my birthday dinner! Oh well...we'll try another place when he gets back.
And I've manage to break another cardinal rule of the Birthday Week: I am sick. I think it's allergies but whatever it is, it's wrecking havoc on my sinuses and since I can't take any medication...it's not very fun.
What else should I do for my Birthday Week? What's something you want to do during your Birthday Week?