Monday, November 4, 2013

the laziest weekend plus how I spent my birthday

I was ahead of the game and scheduled last week's posts on Tuesday so I feel really... out of the blog world. I started to get sick Thursday night so I used that as an excuse to catch up on DVR and do nothing all day Saturday. It was everything I thought it could be. Since you don't want a recap of all the things I watched, how about I write down what I did on Thursday, my birthday, for posterity's sake.

I am a firm believer that your birthday is your day. Whether you want to stay in PJs or go to the spa or just hang out at work basking in birthday wishes, it should be what you want. My coworkers were sweet enough to bring me surprise breakfast, fun gifts, and a thoughtful scavenger hunt on Wednesday so I could take off on Thursday without feeling like I missed out. And it was simple and perfect.

I woke up to a monsoon in Houston, so I was grateful to not be making my thirty mile commute. I lounged around and enjoyed the Halloween costumes on GMA (seriously, could Josh Elliott as Ron Burgundy be any cuter? No, he could not!). I responded to sweet tweets and texts and phone calls. My dad called and invited me to lunch. Normally, I would say no, that he didn't  have to, and that I would rather just be alone, but I thought about it: when was the last time I spent my birthday with my dad? My parents got divorced after I turned ten, so probably since then. So I put on my rainboots and had burgers and Starbucks with my dad, just the two of us. And it was nice. I strongly encourage it, actually. I mean, I'm guessing as a parent your kid's birthday is pretty important to you too, right?

When we were done, I took myself to Target. I love to be in a store on a weekday and avoid the crowds. I spent tons of time with the clearance racks and got a French Press for $3.28 (I was about to spend $20+ on one so this was great for me!). Andrew got home and we had fajitas, margaritas, and cupcakes. It was lovely. Except at dinner when I sneezed and then my head felt full and I felt like I suddenly had a cold. That wasn't lovely.

One advantage of a Halloween birthday... really cute cupcake options!

So that's why I was a bum on Friday and Saturday. And on Sunday, my oldest friend invited me to sit around her house and hang out since that is how we first bonded when we became friends ten years ago. Because I broke up with my boyfriend on my birthday. So really... there isn't much to say about this weekend.

Linking up with Sami and Leeann!

17 comments:

  1. Sounds like the loveliest birthday to mea minus the whole head feeling full thing. Sorry you felt sick, but I'm glad you made the most of it! I love the idea of the whole friendiversary thing though! Happy Monday (is that even a thing? I feel like that's an oxymoron, right)?

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  2. Lazy weekends when you don't feel well are the best! I'm glad you did what you wanted to for your birthday. Hope you're feeling better :)

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  3. We all need lazy weekends from time to time, I'm so glad you had an awesome birthday!

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  4. That was really sweet of your coworkers to do everything for you a day early so you could take your birthday off! :) At least your cold waited until your birthday was almost over to rear its ugly head? I would love a lazy weekend; that sounds perfect!

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  5. Any day is a good day when you can spend your time in Target minus the crowds!!! That cupcake is making me super hungry!

    Lazy weekends are the best! Ours was pretty lazy too. I hope you are feeling better!

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  6. Your coworkers are so thoughtful! You're a lucky gal! I think your low-key birthday sounds awesome. And I'm jealous of your Target find!! They have the best clearance prices.

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  7. That sounds like a perfectly lovely way to spend your birthday!

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  8. Rainboots, burgers and Starbucks sounds awesome! So nice of your Dad...and of you! Plus fajitas and cupcakes?! Drool. Happy Birthday again!!! I also believe it should be your day on your b-day and I never work mine! :)

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  9. I firmly believe you should do whatever you want on your birthday. The past two years I was in pajamas by 5 p.m. I never work on my birthday. I always take them off.

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  10. love that you treated yourself to target! perfect way to spend a bday

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  11. That sounds amazing! I always jam pack my birthday full of restaurants I have to go to. Last year I remember thinking... "Am I doing this right? I don't love being this full all day and driving from place to place!" Haha so I think this time around I will try it your way :)

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  12. Sounds like a lovely birthday for a lovely lady!

    I want that cupcake!

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  13. perfect way to spend your birthday!! it's the only day that you can tell everyone exactly how you want to spend your special day and they can't say diddly!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  14. Well I loveee lazy weekends but sick weekends suck! Happy late Birthday girl! :)) We need a cupcake date!

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  15. I love going to stores on a weekday during the day. Hardly anyone there and so many great parking spots.

    I'm glad you got to have lunch with your Dad on your birthday. Tony and I try to see our parents on our birthdays too.

    Hope you are feeling better, colds aren't fun!

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  16. Oh man! Josh Elliott. I am a bit obsessed with him. I feel this opens up a whole new discussion between us!

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