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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Presence of Presents

Today is my birthday.

Everyone get up and dance!

Okay, that was fun. Now sit back down.

So, today is my birthday. And because of all the chaos and turmoil that we've had around here lately (which I still can't blog about...), the Man hasn't been able to plan anything for my birthday.

"No worries," I told him. "I already know what I want, so I'll just go get it."
He'd be off the hook and I'd be utterly pleased with my present. But he didn't go for it.
"It's not a puppy," I promised.
Still a no go.
"I won't spend more than $75."

And why, you may ask? Because my husband knows me and he knows I want a pet. Birds. Zebra finches, to be specific. For the past year, I've promised myself that this year, I would get birds. This year, I'd been patient long enough and it was time he considered what I wanted instead of what was comfortable for him. This year, I would ask for forgiveness instead of permission. But now that it's time, I just can't do it. I can't willing do something that I know is going to upset the Man.

And I still really want those birds...

What is one birthday present that you really wanted but never got?


Kristina P. said...

Happy birthday, Jessica! Hope you don't have to make your own cake. :)

Mary said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope that one day you get your birds!

The Slothower Family said...

Now, would he be upset if a friend were to get you one for your birthday? Just asking?

Karen said...

I'd really like a trip to the Galapagos Islands for my birthday. But Hubby hasnt' come through yet.

Tipi said...


yeah, that's all I have to say.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Happy Birthday!

I always wish I could go get a hotel room all by myself and sleep in late, but apparently my husband doesn't think that counts as any kind of celebration.

A girl can dream . . .

Brooke said...

Hey Jessica. Happy Birthday!!! From really, really, really far away. Hope it was everything you wished for. I'm even going to have some ice cream in your honor (lets just say it's chocolate).

Nat said...

A brand new mustang for my 16th birthday. Didn't happen.

What chaos and turmoil has been going on around there? I know you can't blog about it, but is email out of the question? You know... if you really need to vent...

Happy birthday! I hope you get what you want!

Janell said...

Completely off topic, but I thought you'd find this website hilarious! (http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/)

Tom said...

Happy Birthday, Sis! Didn't know I was a lurker did ya? I never understood why you and Sometimes Goddess liked those birds so much...until I saw a ceiling fan give its opinion of birds. hehe :)


Kristie said...

Happy belated birthday!! :) What!?! No birthday week post?!?!?! I always look forward to hearing all the fun things that you did on your birthday week. I hope that yesterday was a good day for you!

SO said...

Happy Birthday a couple of days late! I hope you get those zebra finches one day.

I don't know that I've ever had something that I "really" wanted for my birthday. So I don't have an answer for your question.

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