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The Week of Birthday

March 5th, 2007 at 03:26 pm

It has officially begun!!!

Despite the title, I promise, I'm not an ego maniac. See, my birthday and my sister's birthday are 4 days apart. Technically, 2 years 4 days, but we're talking a standard calendar here. So ever since we were little, this has been the week of birthday in my household. Lot's of family time, silliness, and FOOD!!!

This year, The Week of Birthday is just perfectly timed. Mine is today, my sister's is Friday, and we each get a weekend wrapper. Woo Hoo!!!

A family friend from Manchester, England was in town last week for business. Saturday he took me and my mom out to lunch at Red Lobster. John won't let anyone pay for meals, so score my first freebie! I spent the rest of the day at the cigar store with my mom, dad, DH, and a variety of customer's. We watched the eclipse from the parking lot, which was just too neat.

My parents have arranged to take us all eat at the restaurant next door on Wednesday (right between the 2 birthday's, see how the timing works?). Around 6:30 my mom and I started looking over the menu to decide what we'd order on Wednesday. Turns out our lunch had worn out and the menu was just taunting us, so we ordered 7 appetizers for me, DH, the parents, and the customer in the store (also a family friend). YUM tasty, and at a discount to boot (it pays to be friends with the chef and order through the back door). Score another free meal!

Yesterday, my sister called and offered to take me and DH out to the German buffet in return for using the truck to carry a load to their house from Home Depot. More free food!!!

Today I'm on a vacation day. Who wants to work on their birthday? Today's plans are up in the air, but I'm pretty sure it will involve lunch with my mom. DH asked what I wanted for my birthday, and me and my practical self asked for car-seat covers. Once a frugie, always a frugie!

16 Responses to “The Week of Birthday”

  1. JanH Says:

    Have a Happy birthday week! I love those, too.

  2. Fern Says:

    Have a great birthday. I think EVERYONE should consider it a weeklong celebration!

  3. lieweheksie Says:

    Have a wonderful week- have as much fun as legally ? possible being spoilt
    Enjoy

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Happy B-day! Are you older or younger than your sister? I'm guessing older.

  5. Aleta Says:

    Also a happy birthday. Glad to see you're taking the day off. Go get one of those massages they're great. I had my first one while we were on vacation - on the last day that we checked out and I highly reccommend it.

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Sound like a wonderful week!!

  7. living_in_oz Says:

    Lucky for me my birthday is during spring break so I won't have to work!

    Happy B-day!

  8. princessperky Says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  9. frugalmomof1 Says:

    Enjoy your week long celebration!

  10. Lux Living Frugalis Says:

    Tinap, Hope your week is as special as you! Have fun!

  11. monkeymama Says:

    It's nice to hear the week of birthday is so positive for you. Wink My kids are 6 days apart! I don't want them to be scarred for sharing birthdays. But funny thing is my eldest was born the day for his grandma which is an identical twin (a long history of sharing birthdays of course). & dh's cousin is like the day after my youngest so it is REALLY the week of birthdays here too - hehe.

    Yay to all the free food! Wink

  12. shiela Says:

    Happy Birthday, Tina!!!

  13. KEALINA Says:

    happy birthday week! sounds like you are having a good week. Good for you for taking the day off to relax and also for all the yummy free food...

  14. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Happy, happy birthday to you!!!! I hope you have a wonderful week with the shared celebrations with sis!!!

  15. boomeyers Says:

    Keep those free meals rolling in and have a great birthday week!

  16. Lau Says:

    Happy Birthday Tina...

    I celebrated mine on Saturday!Smile

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