MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)

Birthdays

  
By:  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  •  Just for Fun  •  2 weeks ago  •  8 comments

Birthdays
You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. Bob Hope

Birthday’s are a funny thing. We celebrate that we’ve made it another year. I suppose at one time, making it another year was something spectacular. However, today... well with COVID and its new mutated children it might be something spectacular, but generally speaking it’s not all that spectacular to make it another year. It’s not like we have thousands dying of smallpox, dysentery, typhoid, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, etc. anymore. Modern medicine and water treatment helped with those aforementioned diseases.

 

We sometimes will celebrate my birthday. We always celebrate the kid’s birthdays. My husband doesn’t want to celebrate his, so we don’t. As for the grandparents, we do a small celebration, but nothing over the top.

 

See... Christmas is Dec. 25, my wedding anniversary is Jan. 10 and my birthday is Jan. 14; no one really has any type of funds to do much of a celebration, considering the time of year. My husband and I usually will use one of our gift cards from Christmas to go out to eat to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. Therefore, we’re not spending money we don’t have, and we get an evening out alone. This year is certainly different, but it’s not like we can’t go pick up food and bring it back home, but our kids are home and part of the appeal is us being alone to have a meal together. Although, one of my memorable [relatively recent] birthdays... my 37th [7 years ago]. The previous year was horrible [long story] and I decided to make my 37th better on my own. My kids and I went roller skating. We were the only people there. The weather was terrible, and we went at the early open skate (5 pm), which is generally when most people are eating dinner. They played all the music we wanted. I got in for free, because it was my birthday, and we had a lot of fun. I’d love to do that again this year, but COVID.

 

It seems like [at least in my family] that the birthday celebration is dependent on time of year. It’s a bit easier to celebrate my kid’s birthdays theirs are in the summer; my husband’s is Sept. 21, so it’s usually still pretty warm, but again he isn’t interested in celebrating his birthday [even though his mother usually insists on us coming over for dinner and cake]. I’ve always envied my friends that had summer birthdays. My husband keeps telling me that I should “move my birthday” to a date that I find suitable. Meh... I will just do things that I want to do in the summer without any excuse. The kids and I have Cedar Point Gold passes, which is good from mid-May through end of October. I’m sure we will have lots of fun.

 

Do you celebrate your birthday? If so, how do you celebrate? Any particular extra memorable birthday you would like to share?

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MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
1  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    2 weeks ago

So... when's your birthday?

NO POLITICS!

 
 
 
Texan1211
2  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

No celebrations after I turned 30!

My bd is December 11, and I always got money for my bd when I was a kid--which I promptly used to buy Christmas gifts!

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
2.1  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Texan1211 @2    2 weeks ago

Well, happy belated birthday Tex! I always use my gift cards received from Christmas to buy my own birthday presents. jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @2.1    2 weeks ago

My oldest grandson got the wife and I some giftcards--one for massage and one for Grubhub.

Unfortunately, neither card is accepted in my town, so he is trading us for an Amazon card!

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
2.1.2  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

You can always find something on Amazon!

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
3  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    2 weeks ago

I guess most would rather argue here than have a fun discussion. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1  JohnRussell  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @3    2 weeks ago

I think it's just bad timing.  Yesterday was a major event in US history. 

I have seen many of your "fun" seeds get a lot of responses. 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
3.1.1  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    2 weeks ago

This is true. Thank you for that.