Tomorrow's my birthday. It's not a milestone birthday or anything - I'm turning 31 - but it's the first birthday I'll be spending without any adult members of my family. JD is out of town and everyone else is in Tennessee. Thankfully I have my babies to sing to me.
I'm a real grown up now. I no longer count down the months and weeks and days until my birthday like I used to. It's fun to get cards and phone calls from loved ones wishing me a happy day, but I get that my birthday is not the ultimate event of the year like it used to be. It's just another day, really. But because it's the day I was born and celebration-worthy, I kind of want to do something special tomorrow.
I heard that Los Angeles locals can take a boat ride to Catalina Island for free on their birthdays, so I signed up for my free ticket and made mental plans to go. The more I thought about it though, I realized that me alone on a boat in the open ocean with 2 kids might be difficult. Plus, I get green on most car rides lasting longer than 20 minutes. An hour and 15 minute boat ride might not be the best idea for me.
I have decided not to go on my free sail to Catalina. Frowny face. I want to do something special though. I've been googling and there is quite a bit of free stuff one can get on their birthday.
Tomorrow, I can get a free cupcake, a free burger, a free steak dinner, 10 free hot wings, free ice cream, and several other yummy treats. I really want to take advantage of all the birthday deals, but I can only eat one dinner so I need to decide tonight. Maybe 1 and a half...
It appears my special birthday plans have gone from sailing to eating at Hooters. Ha! Personally, I cannot think of a better way to ring in my 31st year. What say you, readers? Pizza, burgers, or steak? The cupcake is a given. This girl is gonna live it up tomorrow and not pay a dime doing it. Happy birthday to me!