Welp, my birthday month is drawing to an end and so is my list of prompts with this week being the last.
But the party doesn’t need to end.
I want to do prompt writing more often if I can get away with it because honestly, my soul comes out more in this type of writing.
So if you’re up for it, let’s see how this plays out going forward. Sound like a plan?
This week’s prompts are what does my perfect day look like and name some things you are loving right now.
What does my perfect day look like?
It’s funny that you ask, oh prompt-guru! My birthday week (last week) was full of days that I curated to make me smile.
The week of my birthday I had plans such as: getting another plant in honor of Earth Day, going to lunch with Rebecca and my youngest, going to a homeschool art show where her artwork is being featured, going to Trader Joe’s (a guilty pleasure I don’t often get to), spending a day pampering Buddy (it’s his birthday week too!), going to a fun shopping center as well lunch alone with my mom, getting a massage.
Then on Mike’s day off, we ended up doing, what has become my perfect day.
We usually do it alone while the girls are at school but since our oldest is away at college and now our youngest is homeschooled, we got to bring her along which I was kind of excited about.
This is what we did:
Went to Mr. John Hughes grave to say hello
Ate at Paradise Pup for lunch
It is my perfect day that I look forward to each year.
I have to say, my birthday week isn’t full of only monetary things, in fact, it’s a lot cheaper than you would think. But it was the things I wasn’t planning on, that made my week even better.
We had gorgeous unseasonable weather almost every day except for the snow we got the day before my birthday. But I’ve never seen snow on my birthday in my entire life, kind of cool. Actually, only cool because it was gone within four hours and back to the glorious sun on my actual day.
This week was full of texts, messages on social media, love from near and far.
Full of dandelion bouquets and visiting new places in my area.
It was full of people who have decided that birthday week is a great idea and that they are going to use it in their lives.
It was full of days spent with my favorite family and friends.
It was full of thoughtful gifts left on my front porch.
It was Facebook wall messages all day of my birthday.
It was texts from my oldest away at college, each day counting down my birthday and a Face Time on my actual day.
It was absolutely lovely.
Some things I am loving right now
The book 2000 Questions About Me (affiliate)
This has been a joy to fill out this month. I found it while at Target last month when I was there shopping for a baby shower gift with Ella and Rebecca and added it to a list on my phone. I looked it up on Amazon and it was actually three bucks more than Target! THEN, I was at Five Below with Ella one day a few weeks later and found it for $4 on the first day of birthday month. Coincidence? I think not.
Underwear that fits (affiliate)
I am going to get uncomfortably honest: I needed underwear that fit. I’ll let you in on a little secret if you don’t already know: when you go through menopause, you can’t lose the tummy. I had two c-sections that cut through really important muscle groups and I can’t get those muscle groups to get their shit together no matter how many crunches I do. I always end up looking like I just finished my first trimester of pregnancy. I needed help and Amazon was just the “person” to help me.
These undies give a little bit of support, smooth you out if you get my drift, and don’t ride up. Do they look a little like granny panties? Yep. But I don’t care, my husband doesn’t care, and neither should you. Also, that high rise look is all the rage. Very retro.
Oh and if you just had a baby, these are amazing too.
Life is too short to have a piece of fabric ride up your ass.
Sew that on a pillow.
This stuff has given me life for the past three years. Every spring it comes to my local Meijer and I buy it up like its gonna go away.
Because it is only in stores in spring but you can get it on Amazon year round,
That Amazon, putting out of business in-person shopping one store at a time.
But if you want your home to smell like spring in February? Hit em up.
I really didn’t mean for this to turn to an Amazon affiliate post, I swear. I just really like those things.
And Amazon, apparently.
One last thing I am loving:
My friend Rebecca has loved BTS for a long time and now Ella is hooked as well.
I was just on the fence until this song.
Listen, dance, and just get it into your head.
You know why?
IT’S STILL BIRTHDAY MONTH, BITCHESSSS!