Yes, it’s my birthday again.  So, Happy Birthday to me!

81724683_1452676461565460_7634062381592608768_nI had written an entirely different column for today, but it was more of a pity party than a birthday one, so I scrapped it.  I’d rather celebrate than remonstrate.

So let me just once again state how grateful I am, not just today, but every day.  I’m grateful for the few true friends I have.  And, always, for Mr. X.  And since today is my birthday, I’m utterly grateful for another year of life.  Seriously.  I know I sometimes get maudlin on this occasion, but I always do reflect on how lucky we all are to still be on this level of life.

Ever since I was a little girl, (as I’m sure most people do,) I’ve looked forward to unwrapping my birthday gifts. As a grown-up who used to throw birthday extravaganzas for myself, (up until just a few years ago, as a matter of fact,) I’d even have a second fete in the same week to open them all! Those invites were pretty coveted because those way smaller gatherings were always quite the happenings.

10628504_10153146646478872_8101543169908348581_nBut these days, there’s just about nothing I ever desire in the way of material presents. My daily life has everything pretty much covered. As a matter-of-fact, I actually need to get rid of a bunch of stuff!

So the only gifts I really like to receive anymore are services, (like massages, facials, mani/pedis, and the like,) and experiences, (like someone taking me to the theatre or afternoon tea, helping with my annual garage sales, or something else fun like that. Spending time with my friends is always celebratory.) I’m really hoping that one of my local pals will be kind enough to take me to see Frozen, the musical before it leaves town in a few weeks! I’d be very happy with them for that!

I also adore getting calls from people I don’t get to talk to more often than once or twice a year. (On both of our b-days, of course!) Those convos are always special.

37b47a0d8f3a999f550c14e167576207c08c958d_hqHaving no family to celebrate with, (except for Mr. X, of course,) friends become even more important on my birthday. So we’ll see who comes through for me today. (But in all honesty, I’m not holding my breath. I just hope that at least one person will surprise me. In a good way, of course!)

Mr. X and I had a wonderful time on my birthday last year! We went to a screening of what became our favorite movie of that season, Green Book, with Viggo Mortensen speaking after. And it was in a theatre close to our house, which made it even better. We had a fun and delicious dinner beforehand, with something so crazy happening (it involves an interloper,) that we still laughingly reference it all the time. (And you know that we’ll be talking about it today!) And then, in our quest for dessert on the way home, we came upon an absolutely delicious one by accident. And…the waiter didn’t even charge us for it because…it was my bday! What a fun surprise that was!

7e230c0ff2068a375df66372e06b9508So now I’m excited to see what this year brings. (We’re just rooting against another dinner intruder.) And let’s be honest—I’m dreading it a little bit, too, because I know that some people will disappoint me. I just hope that it won’t be too many of them!

If you want to do something to help me celebrate, and don’t already follow me on my various social media platforms, I’d be so appreciative if you do so now.  That’s all the present I need. Here’s all that info:

Twitter: @MajorCelebrity

Facebook Fan Page: It’s Not About Me TV

 Instagram: majorcelebrity

YouTube Channel:  www.youtube.com/channel/UCF7mwI2jwcB2xB9dBCBxLZg

Doing that is basically you guys saying “Happy Birthday, Karen!  We all wish you a great one today.” So thank you sooo much for the wishes!


1 Comment

  1. I just want to report that it’s still morning in LA, and sooo many people have already thought of me. I needn’t have been concerned. Thanks to all of you! I soooo appreciate that!


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