Monday, January 17, 2011

Birthday Summary

Taking a picture of our reflection in a pond.

So I listened to your advice re Michael's birthday present, but there was a slight problem. Some said let Michael buy the tickets and take him out to dinner before the concert (seems reasonable) while others said buy the tickets myself.

Sooooooooo, I bought the tickets AND I bought him a movie card (we go to a lot of movies as you might have noticed) and a book. At Christmas I bought him at book called "A Secret Kept" by Tatiana de Rosnay and he LOVED it, so I bought another one of her bestsellers called "Sarah's Key". I haven't read them yet but will give you my opinion once I do. So I overdid it a bit on the gifties but couldn't help myself. It means I'll be cutting it very close to the budget bone for the next two weeks but I think I can make it. Just in time for Sharon's No Spend February challenge. And boy will I ever NEED THAT!!

I felt kinda bad as Michael is working at Jambalaya tonight so we didn't go out for dinner or anything but I have an icecream cake in the freezer for when he gets home and we'll probably open a bottle of wine.  Cheers!


  1. Looking forward to a great savings month with you!!! Sounds like a great birthday for Michael!

  2. Happy Birthday to Michael! I think it's wonderful what you bought him and I bet he's thrilled and feeling mighty spoiled!! :) Enjoy your night!!

  3. It's lovely of you to spoil Michael...that's what birthdays are for!

    It's my birthday next month and Sharon's challenge...eek, no pressies for Laura :(

  4. eat a big piece of cake for me, michael. happy birthday!

    another year wiser, I bet. you live w the motto that a positive outlook affects outcome. and it does.

    look at jane's miles adding up. amazing.

    two more books are in my "read this pile" next to my exercise bike after yesterday's trip to Chapters.

    keep well!

  5. Looks like you are going to be ready to start the challenge in February, after spoiling Michael like that.

    Still he sounds worth it, and if he takes you to the Movies in February it will be a free night out.


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