So yes, it is my BD today, but we’re so early in the year, I decided this could be a Happy Birthday post to all of us reading this.
Are birthday’s important to your family? Or are they something you just skip over in horror at the number of years you’ve accumulated?
My family has always made a big deal about BDs, usually singing the song to the BD person a several times a day. (My husband has already sung to me twice. He’s a very good guy.)
We had two pups, Scout and Simon, and they always sang along with us. We’d call and wake up our grown daughters, and the pups would join in. Charley, our current fur baby, doesn’t hear, so he’s not much of a singer. Scout was really outstanding, matching her barks to the beat. Unfortunately, this was before I thought to record on my phone. In fact, I’m not sure my phone would’ve done that. LOL
I set a goal to reach my goal weight by this BD. I got very close. I need to lose 1.1 more pounds. I will get there, but probably not tomorrow because I’m going to enjoy cake and wine and steak tonight. One January I did Whole 30 which allowed for no sugar, and so being the rule follower I am, I didn’t eat cake or drink wine on my BD. Now I regained all 13 pounds I lost that month, and I vowed never to skip cake and wine on my BD again.
So, Bob will bring home steak, creamed spinach, and garlic mashed potatoes from one of our favorite restaurants. (It’s just not worth it to me to eat in a restaurant. I live in Texas, the land of “Don’t tell me what to do.” We have a lot on unvaccinated and unmasked folks everywhere. And it’s way tooooo coooooold to eat on the patio, which I really enjoy doing even before Covid. 🙂 )
As to cake, I’ve got a free Nothing Bundt Cake BD coupon to use. It’s actually a bundlet. Don’t you love that word? It’s at most a two person serving, but I’ll buy a separate bundlet for my husband. He has a really big sweet tooth. Think I’ll get red velvet. 🙂
Do you set goals at the beginning of a new section of time? Year, month, 6 months? I like to set goals and give myself a deadline. Without a deadline, I let the time get away from me. How do you celebrate birthdays? At my age, I’m thrilled to continue to have them. For you younger people, let me assure you life only gets better. Oh sure there are a few challenges, but I wouldn’t go back to being a young mom with kids for anything. Those were really hard years or when I was an elementary school principal and worked 7 days a week. No, I’m blessed beyond measure to have friends like you, a great husband and family, and to be able to write books that readers enjoy.
So happy birthday to me and to all of you. I hope and pray this is a great year for us all.
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