Posts Tagged ‘ birthdays ’

Reflections

  Sunday is my birthday – woohoo! I’m super excited about it. I’m definitely not one of those people who shies away from birthdays or any mention of getting older. Ever since I was eight and my parents forgot it was my birthday I vowed to make sure everyone had advanced warning so they could properly prepare. These days though I don’t care about the gifts as much as I do about spending the days with my family and friends. 🙂

Birthdays, more than the advent of a new year, make me reflect on the past year and think about what’s coming up in the next. What have I accomplished? What did I do that really made me proud? What do I want to accomplish this next year? When my birthday rolls around next year, will I be proud of what I’ve done?

I try to live every day with no regrets, making it all add up to a year with no regrets. So it’s really a lot of moments of reflection leading up to a broad, sweeping reflection. And if I can honestly look back and say that I lived a life that was filled with love and kindness and passion and appreciation for all the good things I’ve been blessed with, then it’s been a great year.

Happy Birthday to me. 😀

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It’s That Time of Year Again

Yes, folks, it’s that wonderful time of year again – birthday season.

There are two BIG EVENTS that typically occur in the falltumnal season – Weddings and Birthdays. Which means lots and lots of moola flying out of my moth-ridden wallet and into great and fabulous gifts for friends and family. I could go into the drama that’s involved in weddings these days and heaven help you if you’re actually in the wedding, but let’s focus on the ten birthdays within two weeks I have.

I have different strategies but here are some of my latest and greatest:

1. Magazine subscriptions: always a favorite, inexpensive and keeps giving all year long!

2. Gift cards: convenient and easy to use.

3. Homemade gifts: I like doing crafty things and they make for very inexpensive gifts but if I don’t have time I’ll check out my favorite homemade website: etsy.com.

4. Online gifts: Unlike other females I’m not a fan of shopping. If I have to go to an outlet or mall, I have a list, I go, get what I need, and get out! But online I can get whatever I need in a matter of minutes without wasting time and energy driving around to various stores and battling mobs of angry shoppers. Brilliant! (Tip: keep a list of potential gifts by your computer and wait for free shipping then order everything at once – cheaper and proactive!)

When you have a ton of presents to buy, what do you like to do?