Monday, November 19, 2012

Frugal birthday

So those days of slumber parties, many brightly colored packages and cake galore to celebrate my birthday are long gone.  I'm grateful for this.  I've never been much of a party person and really don't like the receiving end of gift giving.  I feel such pressure to be appropriately appreciative.  I always am thankful for gifts but I don't have much faith that the giver can always tell from my reaction.

All I wanted for my birthday this year was to get my free chicken dinner at Zehnder's, watch Breaking Dawn Part 2 and have a professional facial at a spa.  Two out of three ain't bad, folks.  GJS made the 1st two happen for me and also handed me a tied Target bag on the morning of my 32nd birthday loaded with a pair of fuzzy Christmas socks, a bottle of wine and two pages added to his growing "card notebook".  We had a couple friend of ours over for a Mexican lunch and we spent the rest of the day in one form of worship or another; from church, to a class on marriage to a prayer meeting.

It is good to know that I can be quite content with a meager amount spent on my birthday when the people in my life love me lavishly.

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