So here it is, just two weeks until my birthday. Two weeks, and I’m torn. I’m trying to do a little risk mitigation in order to avoid some of the horrible shenanigans that occurred on my birthday last year. So, in order to attempt to have the happiest 40th I could possibly have, I’m trying to plan ahead as much as possible. When I saw the above photo on Pinterest, not only did I immediately pin it, but I loved the description someone else had added to their pin “This is a foretelling of my birthday”. So, that’s what I want – what this photo conjures up – champagne, decadent chocolate cake and all the luxury and elegance that a 40th birthday celebration deserves. No meanness, no forgetting, no anxiety – just beautiful sentiment. (I borrowed the photo from What Katie Ate’s blog – oh how I wish I’d taken it.) And can I just please add champagne glasses like these onto my wishlist? I need them!
So when I got to thinking about the things that would make me really happy for my birthday this year, I found that most of what I’d like is intangible – but, in order to do a birthday wishlist post, I’ll try to stick to stuff you can wrap.
At the top of my wish list, is this Chanel polish. It’s Peridot. As soon as I got the email announcing their new limited edition colors, I knew I had to have this. Peridot is my birthstone – and how gorgeous is this color? Sometimes green, verging on gold. This is absinthe on my nails gorgeous. I just hope I can get my hands on some!
Another Pinterest find (can you tell where I’ve been
wasting spending my time?), this is a five-year journal. I thought it would be a very cool thing to start on my birthday and then look back at in five years. Plus, I love the color!
That’s about it for my birthday wishlist. Of course, I’m still in dire need of perfume, which I think I’ve blogged about repeatedly. At some point I will get myself some new perfume! But, when I started thinking about my life, and what would make me happy on my birthday – the list got very short. I want the day to be special. I want cake. I want champagne. I want to enjoy my day. That’s pretty much it. All the rest is, well…cake.
Although, my wish list could have looked something like this…
I’m daring to hope, just a little, that my birthday may actually be one that will only result in tears of the happy kind and may be a day I can look back on with only good feelings.