They're all Nora Roberts (who knew I'd end up on such a huge NR kick!)
The Witness (Looooooved this book, will read again for sure)
Books 2-4 of the Bride Quartet series.
2: Bed of Roses
3: Savor the Moment
4: Happy Ever After
1 was Vision in White
I'm almost done with the first three books he got me. I'm on Happy Ever After right now and will probably finish it tonight or tomorrow.
My dad and my aunt sent me a birthday card. My dad also put $50 into my account and my aunt sent a $25 check with her card. <3
J got me a 4oz bottle of my new favorite top coat Essie and I can refill the little bottles now.
He got me glow in the dark nail polish
Along with glow in the dark para cord bracelet
He also got me a purple caboodle case for when we travel and I like to bring my nail polished around
So that's the extent of my birthday gifts. I didn't get a card from my mom or my birthday. I didn't get a birthday card from her last year so I wasn't going to send her anything and I didn't. So once again same thing for 2015. Well I do care to send her cards if she doesn't care?
She didn't call me on my birthday. Her and my brother left notes on Facebook. No call or text.
Work didn't do anything. A few people said happy birthday. There was no group signed birthday card. There no cake. I should have asked for the day off then people. They do birthday stuff all the time. But whatever.
After my four shift at work, J and I went to Outback for my birthday dinner. We were seated right now I'd ordered an alcoholic drink with my order and so I was carded. He said happy birthday. Ordered our food, ate the food, needed a box for my food so as as I was done.... They were right there to give me a birthday ice cream chocolate sundae with a candle in it. And they sang some version of a birthday song. It was completely unexpected and I really enjoyed it.
We came home after that and didn't do anything else related to my birthday. We both had Monday off and I would loved to have gone to Busch Gardens. Instead we sat here and did nothing.
J didn't arrange for a cake this year like he did last time. So no one bought or made me a cake. So I bought myself a cake. Cause I'm depressing like that.
So then I also just spent $52 at Sephora.com for a ton of stuff. There's my birthday splurge.
That's a bag of 16 sun safety products. They're all like deluxe samples. Then I picked out an additional 4 free samples. I bought some $5 hand soaps and a $5 oil blotting sheets.
That made it for free shipping now plus I added my sephora 2015 birthday gift to my order.
There's a link that shows the free gifts for 2015, I went with th Peter Thomas Roth set since I'm more likely to use it over the lip pencils.
This was a huge splurge for me and none of it nail polish!!! But birthdays are for spoiling someone and I didn't feel spoiled. I actually felt ignored for a ton of people. Work and family people.
I will start sending my mom cards again this year to see if that makes her get me a card for my birthday next year. She didn't send one last year either. And I'll stop with the cards and gifts I do give to people on their birthday.
This is why I hate birthdays. It feels like I'm stuck in that sweet 16 movie. I felt that way in 2006 when my dad and grandfather and I drove to NC for a family reunion. I spent a day with these people and no one told them anything. Including my dad. After we got in the car I told him how I felt. He apologized. But I don't think we didn't anything after that for it.
J and I have been very generous to his and my families and we don't get the basics back. We've had so much money borrowed and only small parts of it gets paid back. We did free rent and cheap rent and now we're paying rent, rent that is 3x what we asked for at our house. In the beginning we were supposed to get $300 from our brothers but that didn't work very well. But the $300 included own bathroom, working dryer, use of (laundry and dish) soaps, paper towels (you had to buy your own TP), could use my dishes, good internet. So our $300 rent doesn't include our own bathroom and they broke our dryer and so there isn't a working dryer anymore and despite Darlene telling me to buy one, it's not going to happen.
It's depression and I feel like we get walked over, ignored and taken advantage of. I feel like now that we don't have any money, that we get ignored for things.
I have to go to sleep. Here's my happy birthday nails.