Last Saturday was my birthday! I started this post then, but it's not being written until Feb 4th, so yeah. I had a great day. I went out by myself! Jeff stayed home with all three kids for over four hours! I got a haircut, a pedicure, did some shopping, and took myself to lunch. It was AWESOME!! I had been looking forward to it for a long time, and I felt so happy afterwards!
But first the day started with breakfast in bed. Jeff likes to do special breakfasts for my birthday. This year breakfast was cheesecake! Good grief! He bought a sampler, and put three pieces on a plate for breakfast. Good thing I was surrounded by hungry little people!
Then I got ready and headed out for my day of pampering. I'm always a little leary of getting my hair cut. It's so easy for someone to mess it up. But it's been needing some help and I feel my hair cutting abilities can only take me so far. I went to the salon in JC Penney. I was actually surprised at how many other people went there too. And the girl did a good job. Today I styled it with a flat iron, and I think I would like the whole thing to be about 1 inch shorter, but that's not a big deal. It was pretty reasonably priced and I enjoyed the time to myself.
I also got a pedicure! I was really excited for that too. I have gotten one before as a reward for all my working moving. It definitely is a splurge. :) The guy accidentally cut my toe, but other than that it was nice. But I have to try so hard not to laugh my head off when they use the pumice stone on the sole of my foot! It tickles so much! They had lots of magazines to read. I don't read those ... well, ever. Some I enjoyed; some shocked me with how trashy they were! But I enjoyed it, as well, and love how pretty and soft and smooth my feet are. No more catching on everything! I hate that. I need to learn how to give myself a pedicure.
Then I tried to do some clothes shopping. Bad idea. Clothes shopping is not a fun activity when you're fat!! I determined not to even try again till I've lost considerable weight.
I was feeling pretty discouraged and frustrated, and almost didn't want to do anything else, but I knew I would regret it if I didn't get a nice lunch (ironic, I know-- the fat girl gets depressed because nothing fits her, so she goes out to eat). I went to Ruby Tuesday and LOVED it! I love their salad bar. Yum. And I got a root beer. Also yum. And I loved the lunch! I got chicken florentine (yum!) with the most heavenly white cheddar mashed potatoes (YUM!). It made me feel a lot better. I had nice hair, cute toes (albeit hidden in my boots!), and the waitress was really nice. She got a giant tip.
After, I went to Walmart for a few groceries and treated myself to some nice hair products. I figure, my hair actually looks good now, so I should try to keep it that way! I came home to happy kids and enjoyed the rest of the day with my family. Then I made Jeff watch a chick flick with me that evening. :) It was a great birthday.
And no one had checked the mail for a few days, so it was fun to check on Monday and get four birthday cards in the mail! It was like my birthday day all over again! I seriously love my birthday. Always have. It's the one day that I don't have to share with anyone else. It's all about me. That may sound selfish, but as a mom, wife, and even just as a woman, so much of my time and thoughts are devoted to everyone else, it's nice to have a day that focused on me, guilt-free. :)
So thanks to everyone for your birthday wishes, whether through phone, email, facebook, or treating me to a great day to myself. (Love you, Jeff!)