I'm feeling gift-y this week. My birthday (33!) is on Thursday. There is a teeny, rather embarrassing part of me which hopes Baby B isn't destined to be born in the next few days. Because my mom is baking a coconut cake and I very much want to be present to eat it.
I adore celebrating birthdays. We try to make a big deal out of them in our house--not necessarily with a pile of presents or extravagant party, but little touches throughout the day to remind the birthday boy/girl that it's their special day. I loved birthday parties as a kid, with the themes and games and cake. And party favors! My word, I enjoy a good party favor.
So you are cordially invited to fête my birthday with me, bloggy-style. While I'd love to hand out favors to everyone who attends my little cyber-party, that might get a little complicated. So instead let's have a bit of a party game:
What would your perfect birthday day look like? Leave your story in the comments by midnight Wednesday and I'll pick a winner on Thursday. It can be as fantastical or realistic as you'd like. The winner will receive a nifty prize, still to be determined but probably tasty and locally made. Have fun!
ETA: I picked a prize. Mmmmmm.
EATA (2/7): Um, when I said Thursday, clearly I meant next Thursday. Yeah, that's the ticket.
Thanks to everyone who left a story. I was sincerely inspired by the way we all turned to the simple pleasures: favorite foods and activities, touches of nature, the people we love. Nature didn't cooperate on my birthday (grey and stormy), but I had moments alone to read and rejuvenate and a lovely dinner with family. It was a good day.
The prize goes to Wendryn, who also had a birthday this week! Wendryn, email me with your address and let me know if you prefer light or dark chocolate.