or so my 87 year old grandmother tells me.
She called today to wish me a *happy last day of being in your thirties* day.
She asked what I had planned for my 40th birthday tomorrow.
Before I could answer her, she asked if I wanted to hear what she did for her 80th.
Then she said she can't remember and cracked herself up!
Once she got the giggles under control, she said she seriously wanted to know what I was gonna do.
I told her I decided to stop waiting for the "perfect" birthday to happen and plan it myself.
I put together a whole weekend of activities scheduled for next weekend. I sent out a evite to a little over 20 "girls".
Here's the body of the evite:
With basketball season determining life....I've planned a faux birthday getaway. We have friends who have a beach house on *** Beach that we are borrowing for the weekend. I'm putting together a "Mama's Ideal Birthday Weekend" and inviting all my favorite local girls! If you can't "get away", let me know if you can make any of the activities.
Fri 4-6ish: beach and watch sunset
6-?: pizza, dessert, drinks,
?-? : laughing, crafts?, movie?, music?
Sat: Beach with a book or antique hunting/junking
4pm: basketball game
7ish: repeat friday nite activities :)
Sunday: beach with a book or Flea Market/thrift stores
3pm: pack up and return to reality
A few issues:
1. I don't have the actual address of the house. It's about a mile south of ***. Clear as mud, right? I do have my cell phone number listed above for directions.
2.Parking is tight. We may have to set up a park and ride.
3. The weather is predicted to be sunny but cold. At least cold for us FL girls. This will determine how long I am able to sit on the beach.
I know this is kinda last minute and we all have busy lives so please RSVP and let me know which activities you are able to attend for my acknowledged *OCD* planning issues.
~~Who wouldn't want to get such a demanding, all about the birthday girl kinda invitation???
My GiGi said I was smarter than her and at more than half her age. I stopped waiting for someone to give me what I wanted and just went after it.
My Man said he doesn't think it's being smart, just bossy!
*notice he didn't get invited* sour grapes anyone????