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Friday, May 10, 2013

I had my birthday this week. Generally I have never been one to really make much of a big deal out of birthdays. I find it stressful to have to deal with large groups of people, so I never wanted parties as a kid, and mostly just wanted laid back time with family. In fact, all through my 20s, we typically went home to visit my parents for my birthday (which happens to be right around Mother's day every year). It worked out well, and I always enjoyed it.

This year, the family visit got pushed back a week, so I spent my birthday with my husband and kid. Overall, I had an awesome day. I had to work 10 hours, but my friends/boss decorated my desk/office, so I came into a bunch of balloons, hats, and streamers. It was really nice. I asked my husband if he would bring my daughter to the office for lunch, and he brought her, lunch, and flowers. Major points :)

I'm not sure why it was so exciting to see her in the middle of the day, but it was awesome. She got to see where I worked, and meet my boss and friends (the boss insisted I bring her by). Her and I split a pesto pasta primavera dish with tofu (about 400 calories total) which I think is a fairly healthy lunch choice, especially since it was very veggie heavy. I am thinking of trying to make it at home---seemed simple enough with a lot of spinach, peppers, a bit of feta, pecans, pasta and a little pesto. Yum.

The rest of the day was fairly uneventful. My husband had a work thing at night. He felt so bad for leaving me, but honestly, I just wanted a bit of a quiet night in anyway. My daughter gave me plenty of cuddles and giggles, and I couldn't have been happier.

The next day we had a celebratory lunch at work, and I had a pita with fallafel, hummus, and lots of cucumber, lettuce and tomato. I got the small pita, no fries, and water. Overall, I've been pretty happy with my food choices around my birthday. I'm not really one for cakes (the texture freaks me out), so I think that helps me to keep my choices good.

I hope the rest of this year is filled with as much love and happiness as my birthday was. That's really all I can ask for :)
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