Hey guys. Guess what? I’m 28 today! Nick and I are pretty low-key about birthdays. We just do a dinner out and a small gift. Usually I’ve got a wish list written out weeks in advance, but this year I’ve had such a hard time thinking of things that I want! And I asked Nick to please not go out and buy something I might not like just for the sake of having a gift to present on April 5th. I mean, if there was something he really wanted to get me that’s one thing, but choosing gifts is not his forte. So I’m still trying to think of something I might like that’s in the $25 range. I posted on facebook last night that I want for nothing, but I guess that’s not exactly true. There are things that I want but they’re just not realistic at the moment–like a new washer and dryer, or for a crew of workers to come tackle all sorts of projects in and around my house, or to have a maid (oh a maid would be heavenly!). But there’s really nothing I’m just dying for Nick to wrap up in an pretty box and hand over. I even scrolled through my pinterest activity over the last several months for ideas. The only thing I found was this breastfeeding-friendly dress from Old Navy, but I just picked up a similar dress for $5 at Goodwill yesterday. Nursing-friendly dresses are hard to find, but I really don’t need two that look alike. So then I looked through my Etsy favorites. Still nothing. So now I’m browsing the pages of Target. If nothing else I’ll ask for a gift card to Etsy or Ann Taylor Loft, but before conceding defeat I thought I’d consult my lovely readers–what would you buy with $25?
I’m not sure what it says about my life that I don’t have a list of material wants a mile long, but I think maybe it means that I’m happy. I certainly feel pretty satisfied lately! And I love birthdays, not for the attention or the gifts but because I weirdly enjoy getting older. Another year of living the good life under my belt! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, and please do share your gift ideas with me! I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!