Celebration

Monday, November 9, 2009 |
I have decided this year to celebrate my birthday for not just one day, but an entire week. My actual birthday is Friday ~ yes, that would be Friday the 13th. I happen to consider this to be a very lucky day!
I'm not sharing this celebration idea with my family or friends that live near to me. Just you, my bloggy friends are privy to this enlightenment. This is more of a personal celebration. I'm going to treat myself to something small each day. This morning I stopped on my way to work for a Pumpkin Latte. This was a most enjoyable indigence until one child projectile vomited across the classroom and two others went home with very high temps ~ ugh!
Over the past few years I've come to the personal conclusion that I'm much more concerned about others happiness and put mine aside. I am always on a quest to make sure that when someone is down, I send a note or treat to pick them up. If a birthday is near, I am scouring the shops and wracking my brain for the perfect gift. During the holidays I'm knocking myself out for picture perfect gifts for everyone on my lists and making sure each and every minute is memory worthy.
Me? I'm the after thought!
Not this year ~ I'm head of the line, first on the list, numero uno!
Hmmm ... what shall I do for little ole me tomorrow?
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19 comments:

EntertainingMom said...

Happy Birthday!!! Stay Healthy!

Marcy said...

Happy birthday week, Jo! I love your idea of celebrating a little each day - I think it is a wonderful way to honor all that you do for others by making sure that you are taken care of too. Flowers? New accessory? Manicure? New book? Let us know what you decide on.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday! You deserve to be celebrated! I love you blog! Just started following it.

I want to try to torte too...was it 10 ozs. of creanm cheese? Just checking because the block comes in 8 ozs. Please let me know. Thank you so much!

JMW said...

Happy Birthday! And good for you! Nurture yourself this week and enjoy your daily birthday gifts.

LuLu & Co. said...

Wishing you a happy birthday WeeK! I love this idea and am so glad you are treating yourself... pamper yourself for your birthday should be a celebration!!!
i'll have a latte and cheer to YOU,
xo,
LuLu

Kristin said...

Happy birthday. I love this idea for you! Hope each day is filled with something amazing.

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Birthday Jo!
What a lovely idea having the birthday week! Another blog friend had the whole month for her birthday, which I thought was fun.

Enjoy your week of celebration, having fun and looking after yourself.

Hugs
Carolyn

Join the Gossip said...

Thanks for signing up for my jammie swap! You didn't leave your email address though, can I go ahead and contact you at the address listed here on your blog (JoLW35@yahoo.com)?

Enjoy your birthday week! It's always nice to do something special for yourself =)

carolinagirl said...

FUN! I love birthday weeks except they only currently exist for my kids! :) Hope you have a fabulous week...how about a Krispy Kreme donut (founded in Winston-Salem) or a Panera bagel tomorrow am???

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I hope you have a Happy Birthday Week!! Something little each day is perfect......ENJOY:)

Lisa

annechovie said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday week, Jo! xo

Holly said...

Enjoy your birthday week! Cannot wait to hear what you do for yourself tomorrow.

Thansk for stopping by my place. I will be your newest follower.

Holly @ 504 Main

Suburban Princess said...

Have a FABULOUS birthday!
I used to celebrate for a month but I have toned it down and just celebrate for a week :O)

The Flying Bee said...

I love this idea! Happy Birthday week! Enjoy it! :)

xo,
Adrienne

prashant said...

- I think it is a wonderful way to honor all that you do for others by making sure that you are taken care of too. Work from home India

preppyinnewengland said...

Wow! We are so alike. Good for you!
Endulge! A sweet cake or two, a special coffee, a little spa treatment, a little gift. Yes, I do the same, stressing and wanting to make it the perfect gift or note, which I love to do anyway.....but sometimes putting myself on the top of the list is truly not a bad thing! I need to do that more too! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
ENJOY!

CZ said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday. Nov. 13 was also my Grandma's b-day. She would have been 96.

Lisa said...

Good for you missy! You are giving to us all simply by giving to yourself. You are reminding many that if we don't take care of us first, then we can't take care of others!
Have a wonderful birthday week.
xo Lisa

Laura said...

Happy Belated Birthday!...or is your week still going on? My birthday is next week, Tuesday the 24th and I think that,I will follow your example and start now! Hope the year ahead brings you all good things!
Take care, Laura

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