My birthday is in July and according to my husband’s rules, I get to celebrate the whole month long. 31 days all about me. My husband is not so lucky as his birthday falls in the same month as our anniversary. In a Lady or the Tiger way, he has to pick which one is more important. My husband is a smart man.
For my birthday, some of my lovely coworkers got together and bought me flowers and a very large cupcake. I think they just wanted to see what clown color my teeth would turn if I ate it at work. But I know better and waited until I got home to eat it. Grossed my kids out, so it was the gift that kept on giving.
Then the weekend came and along with it, a paycheck. Ooooh, money to spend on me.
And wouldn’t you know it Michael’s (an arts and crafts store) sent me a 20% off entire purchase coupon. That was so
evil lovely of them.
But there is more than one craft store in town and, as fate would have it, I would also be driving by Joann’s on my way home that very same weekend. They too were having a sale.
We stopped at Joann’s first, because it was closest and I got a very small basket that must have a quantum interior because it held far more than you’d suppose. And while I wandered through the fabric aisle dreaming of quilts I could make, I ended up limiting myself to scrapbooking stuff. Which did enough damage. Of course, I did buy those 2 pair of socks, but they were so cute they don’t count.
After filling up a Santa sack full of goodies, we headed for Michael’s. Ooh sparkly things. Here too despite a few diversions (squirrel!) I managed to only buy scrapbooking supplies, plus a few for cards too (which shouldn’t count because you give them to other people).
Then we went home.
The next day, hubby and I decided to got to the movies. Since it was my birthday, I picked Brave. I love, love, love animation. Because, really who doesn’t. And this one didn’t disappoint. I am glad my kids think it’s silly to see cartoons as I very much fear they would find a witch and turn me, not into a bear, but possibly a dragon. Then they’d sell me to a zoo and pocket the money. I raised them right. Oddly enough, the movie theatre is next to another Michaels and hubby was going to let me go in, but I declined. I guess you can eventually learn a little self-control.
I also won these baskets during our writer’s meeting:
Anyway, that’s my main birthday celebration. Of course, the month isn’t over yet and we will be passing another Michael’s today.