I have a confession to make, it’s kind of embarrassing, but, in the interest of maintaining my direct approach here at Chez Wink:
I love a fuss.
I’m not talking about a toddler tantrum type of fuss, though sometimes the unintentional comedy factor of an all out kicking and screaming, no-no-no’ing meltdown kind of soothes me, making my own frustration with a wheezzing bank account or aggravating neighbor less obnoxious.
No, the kind of fuss I am talking about is over me.
Really? For me?
Oh you shouldn’t have.
You didn’t need to go to all that trouble, it’s just me.
But what I really think, is more along the lines of a kid walking into the living room and spotting the overstuffed stockings on Christmas morning. My eyes pop, my heart lifts, spirit soaring and silently thinking, “Yes!”
Today is my 34th birthday, and though I may be wiser, I am no less delighted by a fuss. Mine began two weeks ago with a package from my mom: dresses for the girls and two quilts for me. Quilts! My love for them is matched only by my love for bowls! And continued last night with a beautiful assortments of unnecessary wonders from a little shop downtown, including a bowl. Thank you Sean! Debbie made a beautiful bracelet, sparkly and bright, beads of silver interspersed with the green and blue birthstones of my girls. Wearing it, loving it!
I spend most of the other 364 days of the year putting myself second to the people I love, reveling in care taking, tending to boo boos and kneading sore muscles. That’s why I feel no shame in saying that today is for me.
Have you taken a day for you lately?
Happy Birthday! Enjoy all the fuss. I have to say I love a good fuss over me too!
Happy Birthday — I'm July too – it's a great month — and fussy it up!!
Happy Birthday!!!!! Enjoy!
Yippee! Happy Birthday! A day all for you? You are one lucky duck.
Happy Birthday, I would so raise a ruckus, but I know you hate that kind of…oh wait…:)
We all love a fuss.
Oh, happy, happy day.
Good thing you love a fuss; you are completely fuss-worthy every day.
And you are so worth fussing over my dear. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and may all of your dreams of fussiness come true! 😉
Happy Fuss Day! I mean birthday.
Fuss away, birthday girl! No wonder we get along so well–we're the same age.
So adore the fuss too!
Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true this year!
Happy birthday. I came you through "the road less traveled" and now I am a subscriber.
On my birthday I wrote a long wordy post about how much I love my birthday and celebrating me. You said it perfectly and much more succinctly.
I linked your Tumble Dry post on my page because it was so freakin fabulous. Happy Birthday to you Amanda.
Belated Happy Birthday. Hope it was wonderful!
Thank you for admitting your love of "the fuss." As adults, we're expected to be past all that — but I'm with you. Once in a while, it's nice to have someone fuss and go out of their way to make you feel special.
Fusses are cool.
Happy Birthday! Hope there is more where that came from!