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birthday weekend

I didn't make a birthday post this year, I must be officially old, I don't really care that I've turned 36. Exciting an age as that is, right?

A coworker of mine shared a good philosophy about "days". Birthday, mothers day, whatever... in his family the rule is that your day is your day, do what you want. But nobody else is under any obligation to make your day magical. They don't do material gifts or breakfast in bed, just call it a net gain that everyone gets out of doing work on the various holidays.

I like this idea. I'm going with it. Marc and I don't take gift-giving that seriously, if we get a great idea for what to get the other person for christmas or a birthday we do it, if there's no obvious idea we don't. Last Christmas I got him earrings but the year before that I don't think I did anything.

Anyway for my birthday - Marc and Josie were out of town, took a trip to Arizona, so I was vacationing from work to watch Olive. We went to Topeka for a couple days so I could see my sister and have a sister weekend. We had craft projects! Made a stuffed animal bin for my niece's playroom that was cute, I helped her pack up for a trip, the girls played really nicely together, we went to the public library and just relaxed a lot. They took me out to lunch at the Wheel Barrel, a grilled cheese restaurant in north topeka where the little kids could play at this playhouse next to our table where we enjoyed adult conversation. Win. I left a good yelp review.

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May. 23rd, 2016 03:14 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a great birthday weekend to me! Family time is all I ever want. I want to try that grilled cheese restaurant!
May. 23rd, 2016 06:08 pm (UTC)
Happy belated! Sounds like a nice weekend.

I ate a grilled cheese restaurant for the first time a few months ago (it's called Tom + Chee and you choose a tomato soup and a type of grilled cheese, as the name implies) and it was so much tastier than it had any call to be. I don't even usually like grilled cheese.
May. 23rd, 2016 08:49 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on still counting birthdays. I think a lot of us stop at thirty. Christmas is bad enough. ;)
May. 24th, 2016 12:29 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
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