Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Yesterday was my birthday. I spent it like any other day -- gym -- shopping -- tasks for Hands.
But it did keep playing in the back of my mind that it was my birthday and maybe I should do something special for me to celebrate....
I was remembering when I was younger my Mom used to spend a lot of time and energy planning my birthday parties. It was always a Halloween themed birthday with a cake to match.... everything from pumpkin shaped cakes to witch hat shaped cakes.
Then I got too old for themed parties and I don't remember why but one year my Mom had to buy my birthday cake. It was a vanilla cake with vanilla icing (my favourite) and roses on top. I have a terrible sweet tooth and those roses.... mmmmmmmm... I can almost still taste them -- feel the sugar melting in my mouth. From that point on, the big treat for my birthday was a 'bought birthday cake'. I think it made my mom grind her teeth (she never bought something she could make herself) -- but it was my birthday and my treat.
Yesterday I thought maybe I would go and buy myself a small birthday cake with roses on top. I was out doing messages and the thought kept playing in my head. BUT then I remembered how hard I had worked at the gym and asked myself was it worth it???
So I didn't buy myself a birthday cake -- and will have no guilt going into this new year.
YAY me! and Happy Birthday to me!