It’s a given that you should take off work for your birthday. But if you want to have a really great day, have your best friend take off work, too.
After a quick stop at the farmers’ market (first Nichols strawberries of the year! #birthdaymiracle), today we visited the Chicago Botanic Garden. It was beautiful. And they were giving away tomato plants. Based on my past history as a plant mother, Alex advised me not to name mine.
My birthday is a true “treat yoself” endeavor. “It’s the best day of the YEAAAr!” However, as a budgeter, I do have some thrifty tips for accomplishing this.
- Spend gift cards! You know you’ve got them! I found three oldies that added up to $50 today. #birthdaymiracle2
- Go buy something you’ve been putting off. Spending money is fun. That’s just a fact. I’ve been coveting a rug and unable to pull the trigger. Today, I applied the three pounds of pressure necessary for bullet release. And it turned out my rug was in stock and I took it home with me today. #birthdaymiracle3
Step four: The pursuit of deliciousness.
Happy my birthday to you! Hope it was a good one!