Wine, Dooney and Bourke, and Mommy Wars!
My birthday was this weekend.
I had a great time Saturday night at a Margaritaville party and then spent Sunday relaxing. For the first time in awhile, the hubby and I spent all day on the back deck, sipping wine, reading books, and blowing bubbles with our little princess. At no point during the day did I clean, fold laundry, cook, or lift a finger to any kind of chore. FABULOUS!!!! I highly recommend finding a day every once in awhile for that kind of complete block of household duties!
It has been awhile since I have looked forward to my birthday. 2 years ago, I spent my 25th birthday at my mother-in-law's funeral while 9 1/2 months preggers. Last year, we moved into our house on my bday weekend.....the hubby threw me a surprise party and actually tricked me into unpacking the entire house and making deviled eggs for my own damn party!!! :) But all in all, my birthday has kind of become "just another day" in the past few years. As a kid, I loveed my birthday so I hated not having good days every April. This year was spectacular so I think I can start looking forward to April again!
Here is the rundown of gifts: Hubby gave me a gift certificate for a massage at a new salon down the street! Oh, how I am looking forward to a hot stone massage!!!! My mother and Grace worked on a special project as well----a mug that they made at a ceramics place....Grace fingerpainted it and then the store made it into a pretty mig for me! I love it. Oh yeah, I must not forget that my father bought me the Dooney and Bourke bag I have been eyeing online for months!
A friend came over yesterday and brought me a copy of Mommy Wars. I am sure that you all know there is a book out there written by a Washington Post exec that explores the choices mothers make, stay home or go back to work? It has caused much drama in the mother-world lately so I am excited to actually read it and see what all the buzz is about in the book. I definitely have my own opinions on the matter so I am sure that reading the book will get me all worked up, or make me feel validated as a working mom, or something else complately! No worries----I will defininetly post my thoughts here.
All in all, great weekend. Now I must get back to work! Ahh. Mondays.....arent they horrible!?!?! :)