Monday, October 20, 2008

Perfectly Imperfect Birthday

I loved my birthday today. It was wonderful in so many ways, but most (and least!) of all because I just let it happen organically and was prepared for imperfection. This post by Christine Kane (thanks again to KMK for the useful reference!) gave me the idea of an imperfect birthday and in the end, it came out just great! Here's my favorite parts:
  • Waking up to the sound of my beloved softly saying "happy birthday honey"
  • My mom's delight in receiving the birthday gift I sent her three weeks ago
  • Getting flowers at work
  • Cooking for myself and A (yum - recipe to follow!)
  • Staying home
  • Getting to do whatever I want
  • Not having to eat over-frosted cake (or cake at all!)
  • Getting incredibly thoughtful gifts, including: a raw uncook book, a massage and the knowing that my partner does sometimes read my blog (and enjoys it)!

All in all, I think it's been a very insight provoking and self-empowering birthday. Yeah, 32!

1 comment:

Christine Kane said...

Happy Birthday! I'm happy to have been a little part of the inspiration for your big day!