Every year I'm "the fool"...literally. I always think, this year will be different, this year my family will do something to make me feel special on my birthday....well, I need to learn to not expect anything. I also understand that at times, money is a factor and I completely understand that, my DH did make me dinner but I thought my boys might be at an age where they talked Daddy into helping make cupcakes or something. But enough of a pity party, I'm a year older and I'm determined to enjoy this year as much as I can, taking time for myself as I see fit and needed. The first step was booking holidays for a week in May, with nothing planned but time for me! No work, the kids are in school and my husband is working a few days in the middle of that week as well.