Last week I turned 40! The day didn’t go according to plan but having a birthday on a weekday was always going to be tricky and involve some regular jobs! But I have to say a big thank you for all your beautiful messages. They definitely made my day. You see I didn’t plan my day to include someone throwing up in the garden or a visit to a special dentist. I actually thought I’d planned out my day perfectly with hubby home, we were going to have a nice breakfast after preschool drop off, I had a hair appointment booked in, a bit of shopping for myself while kids were at school and preschool. Then wrapping up the day with a nice dinner with the family. But someone had to work in the office, the school swim carnival was on, a last minute dentist appointment with a specialist came up that I’d been wanting and I had to cancel the hair and then I had a little guy throwing up the night before (that gastro just wasn’t done with us).
But you know what…………I had a great day! Even despite the record heat levels where it got up to 45 degrees at one point. It’s definitely all about the attitude and after I stopped my pity party, got myself into my favourite dress and decided to squeeze in a few treats into the day then I perked up and enjoyed the day. I picked my own cake from my favourite cake shop and picked up a little treat for morning tea…can you believe this photo above is of a lemon meringue tart? A little voice was saying ‘carcake please mummy peeeeeeese’ so I did have to go halves in this but it was delicious. For my birthday cake we had this red velvet cake which had a beautiful berry glaze all over and was so beautiful.
We had a little rest at home and sips on lemonade before the dentist, we got a great plan of what they’re going to do and a date to put her under and do all the work (x-rays, clean, treatment) and I might have had a cheeseburger for my birthday lunch on the way home. We picked up all the kids from school and had a wonderful dinner at my favourite restaurant. And as an added bonus everyone was on their best behaviour. A present in itself. I also got a bottle of my favourite perfume at dinner and I think it’s been about 5 or so years since I’ve had a bottle so that was a great treat. And these lovely flowers came from my agency and I must have timed it perfectly as they weren’t going to survive on my doorstep in the extreme heat so the driver came about 10 minutes after I got home.
And just in case you’ve missed my present….his name is Chester. He’ll be with us in 2 weeks and we are so excited! He’s a labradoodle and I have his bed, bowl and some puppy toys all ready for his arrival. I was a bit sad that he couldn’t be with us on the actual day but it gives me time to read up on puppies and puppy proof the house. If you have advice on puppies hit me with it. I’m nervously excited!