Friday, August 29, 2014

2014 -- week 23 of #projectlife -- why i celebrate half birthdays

since i've become adultlike (ie. teenager +) i've never really been a fan of celebrating my birthday. it drove/drives my friends crazy. they assume that because it's my birthday, we must be going out to celebrate. but i never really feel up to it. it's not that i dread my birthday (although for some ages i have), it's just that i like to enter the next year of my life with very little fanfare. i need to be mentally prepared for the celebration, and despite my birthday coming at the same time every year, i'm never quite ready for it. plus, the hullabaloo that is the thanksgiving, winter holiday season is too intense. there's too much to do, too much to eat, and too much christmas music. (call me scrooge mcduck, but i can't abide christmas music on my birthday, one of the last days of november. i just won't brook it.) but half birthdays are another story! half birthdays are fun and whimsical. you're older, obviously, but not really, so there's no pressure. and because of that, i love to celebrate half birthdays in unique and fun ways. which is why, when i learned that rcg's half birthday fell on national donut day this year, we celebrated with lovely, delicious, warm donuts!

that being said, i'd like to wish a happy (whole) birthday to the amazing dh! may your day be filled with donuts and sunshine!

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