Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. I never expect very much for my birthday but still usually manage to get disappointed. I’m not the type of person that uses a birthday as an excuse to party or needs lots of gifts. It’s not that big of a deal but it’s nice to get a little bit of acknowledgement. I did get a lot of birthday wishes on Facebook, but those hardly count since they are from people you never talk to anymore and the only reason they know it’s your birthday is because Facebook tells them.

The kids slept in a bit which was a bonus birthday present. I had nothing planned for the day but since it was raining we couldn’t go out for a walk again. I was in the mood for a lazy day so I lounged around in my pajamas for most of the day. I finally showered and then had to tidy up before my mom came to babysit.

My husband I headed out out for dinner and a movie. There was a hockey game playing so it was hard to have a romantic dinner. Not only were the TVs distracting there also cheering and booing fans. And by the time we finished dinner, the movie had already started so we decided to rent one instead. We couldn’t agree on one so we ended up getting three movies. Slumdog Millionaire, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

The kids were still up when we got home so we got them ready for bed. Then my husband had a bit of work to do so I started watching American Idol. I don’t know why I bother watching it since I’m completely tone deaf and can’t tell who is a good singer. When my husband finally got back, we still could not agree on which movie to watch. I really wanted to watch Slumdog Millionaire but he didn’t and I had no interest in any of his movies. So I continued to watch American Idol while he went downstairs to watch X-Files.

Did I mention that there was no gift from my husband? I had to plan our evening out and then ended up watching TV alone. It’s not so much about the lack of a gift but I just wish he would have made some effort to make it a special day. We talked about it later that night and explained that I needed more quality time with him. He better redeem himself on Mother’s Day.

On a positive note, some family members gave me birthday money so I’m going to order a bike trailer. Hopefully this will give us an activity to do together while getting some exercise in too.


  1. Dinner and a movie sounds like a great way to celebrate! Happy Birthday to you!

  2. That sucks. Sorry to hear that.

    I can't relate because my husband seems to be one of the very rare ones who does a great job of making me feel special on those days...

    Like your blog, by the way. Found it through Loukia's.


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