Successful weekend

Hello!

I had a busy yet successful weekend in that everything I had to do went off without a hitch – amazing!

I’m happy to report that my Harvest bag that I received on Friday did not need as much prep time as the week before. There were a lot of things in this bag that really only needed a good soak and scrub – onions, asparagus, oranges, grape tomatoes, grapes, butter lettuce…I can’t think of what else was in the bag. I spent less than an hour taking care of my produce and most of that hour was just washing and drying and putting away. Easy peasy!

Saturday was my youngest daughter’s 13th birthday and she invited a few friends to go to the mall and then back to our house for a sleepover. I know, that sounds like a nightmare, right? But actually it was all good – we spent a couple of hours at the mall (where I treated myself to a little something at Sephora) and then we went to Target, picked up pizza on the way home, and then the girls spent the rest of the evening just hanging out and playing outside (it was a GORGEOUS day – sunny and warm!).

Sunday morning I had a bit of a dilemma: I could stay home with the birthday party or take my middle daughter to her last club volleyball game of the season. My husband was away on a sporting event of his own, otherwise he could have taken her (or stayed home with the youngers). I had told the 13 year old that I would make muffins for them when they woke up Sunday morning, but I also didn’t want the 17 year old to drive to downtown Tulsa by herself, plus I just wanted to be there to watch her play. So I decided that since my son was home (he’s 21), and the girls would probably sleep late, that I would go ahead and go to volleyball with my daughter. The younger ones would just have to make their own muffins (which they did). At the volleyball game (this was actually a huge regional tournament) there were several vendors there selling fun things and I bought myself 3 fun tshirts and 3 pairs of fun dangly earrings for a very good price. I don’t typically buy things for myself often but between my Sephora stuff and the tshirts and earrings, it turned out to be a “treat yo’self” kind of weekend! I had planned on taking the birthday party guests home when I got home from the tournament, but when I arrived home early afternoon, the guests had already been picked up by their parents, which was kind of a relief because it would have meant over an hour of driving for me. Win!

Sunday afternoon and evening I was WORN SLICK from all the driving and thinking and planning and activity from the weekend. I pretty much just sat on the couch and watched Naked and Afraid until it was time for bed (I love that show – anyone else a fan?).

And that was my weekend. In years past, I would have been a frazzled mess over all the activity but I’ve learned to make these kinds of activities enjoyable for myself too, and that has made all the difference.

 

 

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It’s my birthday!

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I need someone to make this magic rainbow unicorn cake for me. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? I think a 46-year-old deserves the birthday cake of her 12-year-old dreams, don’t you?

Usually on my birthday, I take the day off and just go do whatever it is that I want to do. Today, however, I’ll be going to the cell phone store and spending an hour getting my daughter a new phone, then I’m going to drive 2.5 hours away so I can watch my daughter play volleyball all weekend long. Yay Parenting!!

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Anyway, so there won’t be much time for a celebration, but that’s okay because here’s what I’ve figured out: when you regularly and consistently Treat Yo’ Self, you don’t need others to do it for you when your birthday rolls around. Aaaaand there might possibly be a birthday party in the works for me next weekend anyway, so we will celebrate, oh yes, we will celebrate…it just won’t be this weekend.

Here’s to 46. Happy Birthday to me!

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Joyeux anniversaire a moi!

 

Today I am spending the morning at a spa for a well deserved and much longed for massage and mani/pedi. After that, I’m going to have lunch with my husband at an eating establishment of my choosing, and then I’m going shopping for summer dresses and too-cute sandals.  If I have time, I’ll stop by my favorite thrift and antique stores and spend some precious time browsing. In other words, I’m taking the day OFF.

 

 

Happy Birthday to ME!!