Things I Wish I Was Getting For My Birthday.

by Amber on October 10, 2011

Tomorrow is my birthday. It’s not a particularly momentous one. Just another one of those mid-thirties kind of years. But even so, I’d like for there to be presents. And maybe even a cake (which I’m pretty sure there will be). But there are things on my wish list I’m pretty sure I won’t be getting. Things like:

An unblocked brain. I have complete and total writer’s block. If something doesn’t shift soon, my brain might turn into stone.

A chocolate peanut butter cake with all of the yumminess and none of the calories. What could be better than a chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake? One that doesn’t go directly to my hips. Would someone hurry up and invent that?

A transporter that opens directly onto the beach of a Caribbean island. I don’t have enough vacation time to actually fly to the Caribbean. But I sure would like to go for the afternoon.

A store full of jeans that all make my butt look great. I want to be able to walk into a store, pluck a pair of jeans off the rack and know that they’ll look fabulous. Every. Time.

A winter full of 70-degree days. This weather we’re having? It’s perfect. Warm enough to run around outside for hours at an end. Chilly enough to pull the sweaters out of the closet. It sure would be nice if it could just keep going like this straight on through spring.

A checking account that never runs out of cash. This budgeting thing is for the birds. I wish my checking account was self-replenishing, so no matter how much I spent, there would still be a couple thousand left on the balance sheet.

A year of daily maid service. Ever notice how fast things get messy? My house goes from clean to trash heap in 2.3 seconds. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was someone on hand to keep that from happening?

A year free from coughing. I haven’t been totally healthy for more than a few weeks since the moment Tori went to daycare. I’m a bit tired of it. It’d be awesome if someone could find me a better immune system or something.

A full array of Supermom super powers. I’d like to have the energy of a toddler on a sugar high, the focus of a college student on Ritalin and the body of a super model. That’s not asking too much, is it?

So that’s what I wish I was getting. But instead, I think I’ll get “Happy Birfday” sung to me by a toddler, a hairball puked up  by a kitty cat, and a yummy dinner cooked by my husband.

And you know what? I am 100 percent okay with that.





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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Allison October 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Happy Birthday! Make it a good one.



Amber October 11, 2011 at 9:45 am

Thank you for the birthday wishes!


Charlotte October 11, 2011 at 12:10 am

Woohoo–it’s officially midnight so I can wish you a very happy birthday! I hope some of your dreams come true (and seriously, how awesome would it be to have a self-replenishing checking account or daily maid service?!

Hope it’s a wonderful one! XOXOX


Amber October 11, 2011 at 9:44 am

Thank you for the birthday wishes! A girl can dream, right?


Namrata October 11, 2011 at 2:23 am

Happy Birthday! 24/7 maid service is only possible in India where I come from. Have a wonderful birthday!


Amber October 11, 2011 at 9:43 am

That’s right! I forgot household help is much more common there. Oh well. I thrive on mess. Thank you for the birthday wishes!


Jen October 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Since my birthday is at the end of this week, I would like all those things too.

Oh and Happy Birthday.


Amber October 13, 2011 at 9:08 am

Happy Birthday right back at you! Hope it’s a good one!


Jen {at} take2mommy October 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Happy birthday!

I love this list. I would love daily maid service. I’m so sick and tired of picking up after my kids and hubs.

Hope you have a great BD!


Amber October 13, 2011 at 9:08 am

Dare to dream, right? Even when we go on vaca I don’t get daily maid service, because I don’t want them to see our mess.


BalancingMama (Julie) October 12, 2011 at 8:10 am

Happy birthday a few hours late! I hope it was lovely, even without the big wishes coming true.

I am desperate for some choco-peanut butter ice cream cake now… thanks.


Amber October 13, 2011 at 9:07 am

Well, I’ve got to tell you, it was delicious. Of course, 3/4 of said cake is still sitting in my freezer. Feel free to come over and have some!


Missy @ Wonder, Friend October 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

Happy Birthday!

I would give you all of those, if only I could find them. Think they’re available on Amazon Prime? Free shipping!

PS – Severe writer’s blog going on here, too. It comes and goes all the time, days here and there, but this time it’s not going. So frustrating!


Amber October 13, 2011 at 9:07 am

Same here. I look at the empty post box in the evening and go “durrrh.” I got nothing. I don’t know what it is.


(FL) Girl with a New Life October 12, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Wow. So much has changed since my last visit. The hair looks fab. The blog has had a makeover. Love it all.

PS I am now stalking you on twitter via flgirlnewlife.


Amber October 13, 2011 at 9:06 am

I am now stalking you back. And thank you!


critters and crayons October 13, 2011 at 3:41 am

What you’re getting sounds dreamy. :) Happy Birthday!


Amber October 13, 2011 at 9:06 am

Thank you. It was fabulous!


Lady Jennie October 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I’ll take the jeans one.

And happy birthday!


Amber October 19, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I don’t think there’s a woman alive who wouldn’t. Thank you!


A Mother's Thoughts October 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Happy Birthday (belated) I hope that you at least got the cake and maybe maid service!!



Amber October 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Thank you. No maid service, but I did get a good meal!


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