Working on Your Birthday Should be Illegal

Today is my 29th birthday! Now, I should mention, I’m a total birthday person. I’m not sure why exactly, because as a child… or really, through being an adult (up until the time I started dating my husband), they were always a day that led to a lot of let down. But regardless, I still love birthdays. I love other peoples’ birthdays, I love my own birthday, and actually have been trying to get my husband to celebrate “Maylissa”… a month dedicated to me… for at least 3 years now. He’s still not convinced. Maybe one day…

Anyway, being that I’ve been at work for what feels like 12 hours (I’ve actually only been here about 5 hours… got a late start and took a long lunch), it hasn’t been anything spectacular, but I can’t complain. My poor hubs woke up at 3:30 this morning to go to work (woof!), which had me up for a short time, but nothing too crazy. I finally dragged my butt out of bed at around 6:30 and started my morning routine… but just a slower version. I was hoping to get out of the house early so I could pick up a little birthday treat to share with my coworkers, but somehow didn’t get out of the house until 8 (the time I’m supposed to start work).

I stopped at an Outpost Natural Foods that just opened up near our house. I’ve been looking for an excuse to go there. And I totally indulged. I got muffins and bagels to share and a decaf latte (I love their coffee – it’s Anodyne Coffee – THE BEST) AND a Green Juice. As I slowly strolled out of there and started making my way to work, I realized that the route I was taking was kind of close (only 15 ish minutes out of my way) to my husband’s office. So, I called him up to see if he needed a little pick-me-up. Seeing that he had eaten breakfast at 4 am, he was a bit hungry, so I stopped by and dropped off a few goodies for him and picked up some birthday kisses for me (the real reason I stopped by).

Then, it was on my way to work… only 45 minutes late. Thankfully, no one cared or noticed or something. From around 9-11, it was slow, but by 11:45, I was on my way to lunch with my ex-work wife (she recently switched jobs and left me). We had a great lunch catching up and I was able to return a few items to Macy’s afterwards. BUT, then I had to come back to work. I’ve been decently productive this afternoon, but literally am one big struggle fest. I don’t want to work today. Or tomorrow for that matter. But I REALLY don’t want to work today. A few jobs ago, it was company policy to have off on your birthday. I miss that.

Anyway, tonight my hubs and I will have dinner with my parents and then the celebration continues through the weekend… Friday night I’m going to the ballet with my Milly and then Saturday morning nails with my mom and sis and the rest of the day I’ll be celebrating (with a mystery date) with my amazing husband. Such fun!

By the way, this is the year I become a momma 🙂



I have had such discomfort in my middle back on the right side. I almost feel it in the front, too. Sometimes I kind of feel a touch of numbness on the top of my belly in that same spot. What a pain. Literally, but I meant that figuratively. Besides the soreness, everything is pretty much business as usual… although, I think my belly had a HUGE growth spurt this week. It seems REALLY big.

That's one hell of a belly!

That’s one hell of a belly!

On a more positive note, my sweet girl performed a cute little (45 minute) song and dance for me this afternoon. She had the belly bouncing around like crazy.

Toby, on the other hand, was not so peppy this morning.

Don't make me get outta bed!!

What’s a birthday? Don’t make me get outta bed!!


One thought on “Working on Your Birthday Should be Illegal

  1. Lunch was fun! 🙂

    Hope your birthday was as magical as you are, you little gem of a friend!!

    – your ex work wife, now replaced by JGB. I’m sure he will love to be my replacement for all our conversations! 😉

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