Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Day to One's Self



Yesterday was my birthday, and I had many sweet and wonderful offers to do many sweet and wonderful things to celebrate. In years past I have enjoyed celebrating the big day in a big way, but this year I knew for sure I wanted to low key it.

I spent the entire day doing what, and only what, I wanted. It was heaven. I went on an extra long walk with Kathleen. I didn't shower until noon, then once I finally did, I stayed in my bathrobe another couple of hours. I got to leisurely read my e-mails and Facebook greetings, open my cards that came in the mail, and just hang out with myself for the day. I read a People magazine (didn't know 75% of the people in there, but still enjoyed the heck out of it), I napped, I talked on the phone to my dear friend that called, it was just wonderful.

We farmed both kids out for the night, STM came home early from work, we ordered a pizza, drank a bottle of wine that cost more than $5 (but not that much more), visited, laughed, then watched a good movie ("Secretariat"). We were in jammies and ready for "The Bachelor" by 8:30, which was awesome because we were watching what the DVR had recorded while it continued to record, thus avoiding all commercials entirely and still getting us to bed at a reasonable hour (any hour after 10 is unreasonable).

Happy.


* Photo from http://cardiophile.com

13 comments:

Jamie said...

This sounds like the PERFECT day t me!!! Happy belated birthday!!

fullsoulahead.com said...

Nice!

Wanda said...

Yummy. Every last bite.

Lilith said...

Sounds like a lovely birthday.

kario said...

YAY! What an awesome way to spend the day! I hope that you get to do it again sooner than next year, for no other reason than to celebrate yourself.

Love.

Jenny said...

Feb. 14 is such a neat birthday. Glad it was a great day.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Sounds glorious! xo

Deb Shucka said...

Perfection!

deb colarossi said...

That sounds like my kind of indulgence.
Happy Belated Birthday to you Carrie.

Leslie said...

sounds like perfection to me!

Lori said...

Belated happy birthday, doll. Sounds like a wonderful day. :)

courtneywrites said...

Happy birthday again -- glad it was great!

Elizabeth said...

Happy, happy birthday, Carrie! What a beautiful day!