11 February 2011

Favourite Things Friday

Today my Favourite Things Friday is my Birthday.  It isn't today though it is tomorrow.   I really enjoy my birthday, basically I use it as an excuse to shop, not that I need an excuse to shop but it usually ramps up a bit in February.  When I turned 40 I decided I needed to celebrate a lot and I decided to have a birthday month.  Lots of going out with the girls for dinner and what not and generally enjoying myself.





In true Birthday tradition I went shopping yesterday, my favourite store Flower, is having a sale and nothing is over $50, so I got a few options, including a great pair of jeans which will have to be taken up a heap but they fit ok everywhere else.  I have also got one of the stall holders to hold some jewellery for me which I will collect on Sunday, might even spring for a bit more.

My family (sorry the men in my life) don't get the birthday thing, my husband tells me you never tell me what you want and all I really want is a surprise… No actually what I want is for the family to know what is my perfect gift and get it without me having to tell them.  Not going to happen you might say.  Well it does, the quilting girls always know what I like and always get me something that I didn’t know I had to have. 

To avoid the fiasco of last year we did head to the shopping centre last night, they left me to my own devises in the Pandora shop (BIG MISTAKE) so they could at least buy me a card.

13 comments:

Mistea said...

Happy Birthday - definitely worth a whole month of celebrating otherwise it would just be a waste really.

Fantastic Favourite - Enjoy your month.

Sue said...

Happy, happy birthday to you Amanda hope you have a nice day tomorrow!!! Looking forward to dinner on Wednesday. Cheers S

Thea said...

Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day (or rather month)!

Shay said...

Awwwwwwww Happy Birthday Amanda. I think Loz is the queen of making birthdays stretch out with you now running a close second for the crown should she ever abdicate.

I hope your actual day is wonderful and that someone somewhere surprises you.

This is one of my favourite favourites.

Marg said...

Happy Birthday Amanda, hope you have a lovely weekend, and stretch the birthday celebrations out as long as possible.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday. May you get your wish for a perfect surprise!

Sara said...

Since it's after midnight now... Happy birthday!

Janice said...

Happy Birthday! I always leave a few catalogs and sale flyers with stuff circled around for my DH to see. He normally takes the hint and gets me at least something I want.

Enjoy your month.

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy birthday.....

P. said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day and get what you want, even if you have to buy it yourself!

Kirsten's Cooking said...

Happy Birthday, Amanda!

Enjoy your birthday month, girl get-togethers and all-around celebrating!

Happy FTF

Elizabeth said...

Hope you have a very happy day! Birthdays are great like that, but most men just don't get it.

xo -El

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! Celebrating for the whole month sounds fabulous...I think I will adopt that idea :-) Pandora too, lucky lady! Yes I think the older we get the more we get to get our own presents, except from our girlfriends, at least we get what we want that way!