Today is my birthday. I love a birthday. It’s my excuse to up the ante on food and drink and other festivities for a couple of weeks. I usually have some sort of gathering to celebrate, but with the busy lives we all have, of course, all the invitees can’t make it. Those who can’t make it are given the opportunity to treat me at another time 🙂 , so the celebration goes on and on!
My neighbor, Traci surprised me this morning with breakfast, flowers, and a gift certificate to her friend’s lingerie shop, Journelle. (We are straight, despite appearances here)! I then spent most of the morning on the phone with my family and a few friends wishing me a happy day. Because my birthday is always around Thanksgiving Day, people usually remember it even if they don’t get the actual day right. So I’ve been receiving birthday wishes since Wednesday. I like it.
I was supposed to have lunch with an old beau (he would probably prefer if I said ex-beau), but I couldn’t pull it off. I got very behind and had a lot going on, so we re-scheduled. It’ll be fun. Hanging out with ex-beaus (something I do quite a bit) is usually great because it’s like a snapshot of the good times when we were together… with none of the headaches.
This afternoon, I treated myself to a day spa in Gramercy, using the steam room and having an awesome, much-deserved massage! It was heavenly and I feel like I new woman. I just had Thanksgiving Day leftovers (yummmm) and am now headed for a nap. About 10 of us are going out later tonight to finish off the birthday celebration with food and drinks and
birthday cake, and maybe a little dancing. (Thanks, Benilde!)
This was certainly a Spinsterlicious birthday because it included so many of my favorite things. What about you? What Spinsterlicious plans do you have for your next birthday?