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!