Sunday, January 27, 2013

Birthday Giveaway

Today's my birthday! Guess how old I am. Wait, no don't. LOL

 My DH knew he wouldn't be here for my special day so he gave me a special night while he was home. He let me pick anywhere I wanted to go for dinner and a movie. (I won't go into all the food related OCD issues my DH has but trust me, getting to pick the restaurant is a VERY BIG DEAL.) And, oh, the choices in our little town. Decisions, decisions.

 I finally chose to go to the Ponderosa Steak House. Because their steaks are awesome you ask? No. Because the atmosphere is romantic? No. Because they have an all-you-can-eat buffet? No, again. We went to the Ponderosa because they have CAKE. I knew I wasn't getting a birthday cake unless I made it myself. Or bought one of those bakery cakes at the grocery store. Um, no thanks. A birthday cake loses it's specialness the minute you make or buy it for yourself. Besides, what am I going to do by myself with a whole cake? So we had a nice dinner. And then I had cake!

 The next day was a flurry of activity getting DH ready to hit the road. But after he left, I thought about how special that little splurge had made me feel. In the middle of the humdrum winter, the day-to-day saving and planning and sustaining, I had a treat.

 And now, dear friends, for the giveaway:

Today, I'm giving you all permission to treat yourself. Really. Isn't it so much easier to do when someone else says it's perfectly fine to do that? Have a McDonald's coffee, get a manicure, soak in the bath a while, have some cuddle time with your dog/cat/goat/spouse, EAT A PIECE OF CAKE. In a little bit you can get back to seed sorting, bargain hunting, coop cleaning, poop scooping, bread baking... It will all still be there. But, in honor of my birthday, please, give yourself a little break. It's so worth it!


  1. Happy Birthday!!! My treat - I ate the last cookie in the container without feeling guilty about the kids not having any. I thought the first one up could have it and then after your post I thought 'wait, I'm the first one up!'

  2. Happy Birthday! I am off to read a book to celebrate..thank you

  3. Happy Birthday to you!!
    I think I'll celebrate with a Chocolate Hazelnut Tea doused with sugar & cream! What a great idea, Thanks :)

  4. A most happy birthday to you. It is most special what DH did for you. I don't even get ask if I would like to eat out, I cooked. Sigh. It was ok but I would have loved a night off.

  5. LOL! I'm doing just that! It's been ever so LONG since I've taken the time to read all my favorite blogs. I started at the bottom today, and I'm almost to the TOP!!! :) Thanks for saying it's okay! :)

  6. Thanks for all the birthday wishes- I hope everyone enjoyed their treat!

  7. Good idea "let them eat cake!" :)


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