I turned 44 yesterday. I’m actually pretty happy with that number because up until a few weeks ago, I thought I would be turning 45. My husband says I might as well be 45 if I’m that confused. lol! We decided that 4 candles on a cake would be much better than 44 – easier to blow out also!
Since my birthday was on a Sunday, we went out for dinner on Saturday night instead. We went to Blue Lemon and I had the black bean stuffed ravioli. Yum!
Then we went to Whole Foods and bought a lot of treats that we justified by saying they were healthy since we bought them at Whole Foods. We even tried a vegan cake (lemon coconut) which was actually quite tasty. I haven’t gone vegan, but my husband is close to it. I just thought it would be interesting to try something different.
I told my hubby and kids that I didn’t want any presents this year because I really didn’t want anything else to pack. They thought I was a bit crazy, but they are not the ones who have been packing box after box of stuff. Jeff said that I needed something special on my birthday so he bought me a very pretty flower arrangement.
I celebrated my actual birthday by taking 2 (yes, TWO) naps. Awesome! I got to hang out with my favorite people in the world and we watched tv, ate treats, and just relaxed. It was fun to be able to talk to my parents and brothers on the phone – which is a normal Sunday night routine, but still felt special on my birthday. Another thing that was nice was getting lots of sweet facebook greetings all day. I like that new modern addition to the birthday rituals.
I’m one lucky lady!