Sunday, June 29, 2008

It's My Birthday Today :)

"Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year. The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again."

-Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Yep, it's my birthday. My 46th birthday to be exact. I love birthdays, even ones with scary numbers like 46! Tee Hee. I feel good this year, I am especially good inside which is a nice feeling in itself, but outside I am doing well too, although there are a few too many gray hairs on the top of my head for my liking! I might have to remedy that soon. Maybe I will go blond, maybe I will keep it red, you never know with me. I prefer not to plan such things, it's good to move about on a whim once in a while.

I am having a quiet day today. We actually celebrated my birthday last night. Alan took me out to dinner and a movie. We went to see the movie, Get Smart, then enjoyed a nice dinner at Red Robin. I signed up for their EClub, so every year during the week of my birthday, I get a certificate for a free birthday burger. They have lots of yummy burgers, but I always liked their no frills cheeseburger the best. What can I say, I am simple girl to please. It is delicious, and with the rare indulgence of the bottomless fries... well... yum! But before the burger, came a cup of the French Onion soup. As you might have guessed, I think they make the best ever! It's buttery and delicious. You should try it sometime.

Get Smart was wonderful. While neither Alan nor I are big fans of Steve Carell, we both really liked him in the role of Maxwell Smart. In fact, I couldn't think of anyone who would have done better. The movie was more then predictable, but that wasn't really their fault, the problem was I grew up watching the old series Get Smart, so I kinda new what to expect. Shrug. That was a good thing because they didn't let me down. It was good. One of my big hesitations about seeing movies that are based on TV, or movies from way back when, is that the powers that be tend to change them too much to fit into today's trends. Sometimes I just want to see a remake of the original brilliance, not a cheap updated copy. You know?

I was ready to sleep when I got home last night, and sleep I did, until Elvis woke me around 7 this morning with the usual kisses and patty pats. That is my favorite way to wake up, so my birthday couldn't have gotten off to a better start. On the nightstand was a birthday card my mother-in-law sent me, and inside was a check for $100.00! She loves me! :) We have a pretty solid relationship, and in that she had three boys, she enjoys treating me like the daughter she never had. It's a nice feeling, since my parents are both gone now.

When I came into my office, I saw a nice gold bag sitting on my desk. It says, GODIVA on the side, and it is taped shut. The little card next to it says, "Don't open until I get home later!" Alan gets home around 2:00 PM so I will have to be good until then. I wonder what it could be? I will just have to be strong until then, who knows, maybe I will take myself out for my free birthday scoop from Baskin Robbins while I ponder it. LOL. I love getting those free offers in my email. Don't worry, I will share with you tomorrow what came in the GODIVA bag. I promise.

So tell me, do you sign up for free burgers or other free offers on your birthday? If so, which ones are your favorites? Do you have a favorite place to go and celebrate? Do you like birthday cake or birthday pie? When is your birthday? Are you ok with turning the age you will be on your next birthday? Do you have a favorite birthday?


Suzanne R said...

Happy, happy birthday, Carly! It sounds like a totally lovely day! I can't wait to hear what's in the Godiva bag!

I think my favorite birthday was this year, although as usual it was combined with Mother's Day celebrations, as they are so close together. (My b-day is April 21st.) I was taken out for dinner first by my kids (sons & DILs & grandchildren) here in the valley, and then a bit later by my son and DIL in Bend, Oregon. Turning 60 wasn't so bad! ;-)

Florinda said...

Happy birthday to you, Carly!

I nearly always enjoy my birthday. It's March 29, and I consider it my own personal holiday :-). I'll be 45 on my next one.

I get coupons for free desserts from the Macaroni Grill for my birthday and my wedding anniversary, and I use them.

My husband and I saw Get Smart yesterday, too. We enjoyed it too. It was predictable, as you said, but in the best possible way.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Mike said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had fun! I haven't been to Red Robin in a long time. I need to go.

I turn the big 4-0 next February. I'm a little nervous, but I think I'll be OK. :)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Oh, hooray! I'm not too late to say Happy birthday!

Steven said...

Happy Birthday!

Patrick said...

Happy Birthday! Glad I spotted this post while it was still on "the" day! :)

I haven't signed up for a birthday-type thing in a while, although I'm now tempted. :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Carly,
Wow! I missed the famous date!
Happy Belated Birthday!
I love the part about the birthday
dinner and movie!
Sounds fun!