Anyways, even though the above is all true, this year my birthday was super special for me and I long for another day just like it.
I decided to take the day off of work because last year I worked on my birthday and that was just no fun at all. Just knowing that I had a day off from work in the middle of the week gave me something to look forward to. Regardless if it was my birthday or not having a day off from work is always a treat.
After the movie, I came home and took a nap. A. Two. Hour. Nap.
After the massage I went straight to California Pizza Kitchen to meet Pat for dinner. It is always the restaurant I choose for any special occasion. So of course, with all the restaurants in NYC, I chose CPK. haha I am so cultured! As always, it was so great. At dinner Pat said that this whole "gift" thing has to change. What he meant by this was me not telling him something I wanted that I could unwrap. You see, the way Pat feels loved and show his love is by giving gifts. So, the fact that he wasn't able to give me a gift that he could see me unwrap made him feel like he wasn't showing his love for me on my birthday. I had to explain to him that I don't work that way and also that I got the massage. Plus, my Christmas gift (the $3K camera and lens) AND my $1,000 cat for my last birthday can last me a few gifts for the next few years.
The rest of the night was filled with American Idol, listening to birthday wishes on my voice-mail, reading Birthday wishes on my Facebook and by text and falling asleep to a good book.
Now, if this doesn't sound like the perfect birthday, I don't know what does!!!!!!!