This is 34. Well, this is actually 34 years and one day.
My husband took me to Target with an unlimited budget to pick anything I wanted. I wandered the aisles for way too long, as was evident when they spoke the dreaded words over the PA… “attention customers, our store will be closing in 15 minutes”. Crap.
No worries, I ended up leaving the store with everything I could have ever wanted. A $10 plain black tumbler and a tube of my favorite deodorant.
Oh yes, I’m 34 years old with a favorite deodorant. No shame in my game, it’s amazing on my pits. If you want bragging rights for a favorite deodorant too, give Native a try.
Having a birthday during a pandemic is just weird. You guys, I’m an ENFP, and not gathering with at least 30-50+ of my best friends and family in my backyard on my birthday to enjoy a meal together and laugh felt a little rough.
The only thing that kept me from a complete break down was the fact that it was nearly 100 degrees outside, and no one needed to see me sweat the way I did yesterday, whether I was the birthday girl or not! ha!
Look, I’m a grateful lady and I can appreciate a mundane weekend of hanging shiplap in the garage with my guy. Okay, I was mostly just watching him do the work while I chatted his ear off in between the sounds of power tools and the air compressor kicking on. I’ve always had a thing for guys that aren’t afraid of hard work. ha! What a gift to witness his biceps getting a workout!
We also got to light off fireworks in our little Iowa town, and our neighbors made that super fun. #CelebrateAbsolutelyEverything
Alright, how about we take a little stroll down birthday memory lane?
Each year I chose a little thing for me in the name of self-care. I actually don’t care for the term self-care, but it works here, okay? This year I decided to dive into the Plant Paradox lifestyle a little bit. I know myself well enough to know I do nearly all things half-way.
♥Well, except for loving people, I do that pretty darn fiercely.♥
So I’m giving myself grace as I follow the instruction of Allana Pinkerton. You can check out her website and services HERE. I’m learning what the heck a nightshade is, and all about Lectins. Um, did you know zucchini and tomatoes aren’t as good for you as we once thought? My body has never felt better, so I’m pretty sure this is a lifestyle I can keep up with (unless free pizza or donuts are involved because I draw the line somewhere and that’s right about it). Oh also, I thought I had plantar fasciitis, turns out I just eat too many healthy real foods that cause inflammation. Praise the Lord! I love it when things can be fixed with
the right food.
Let’s see what this day has brought in years past:
Debra Uhlenhopp-Abele says
You are such a thoughtful giving person….you definitely are your mom and dad’s child. I love your spunk and energetic way. If I should win, I honestly want you to spend the gift certificate on you……only you! Happy 34th Birthday!
A Slightly Better Wife says
You are so so kind! ♥