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Birthday Spa - Aloha TQT Sillies

It was my birthday a few days ago. I didn't even remember it.

That is really sad.

But I've disassociated myself from my own birthday celebration because it has never been important.  As a child, it was never celebrated.
As an adult, I was wonderfully surprised once and that seems to be the only thing that stays with me.

Growing up in an orphanage, the government gave me one date and I used that for my documents.
Then I met my mother and she gave me another date.
A few months later she said, uh oh sorry it was actually another date.
So you can see why I prefer to just accept that I was born and leave it at that right?

My husband did remember though, and he surprised me with a few interesting gifts.
The best one was the one hour massage, which I call my Birthday Spa.

I've never had a massage before so it was quite a journey inside my head about seeing it through.

I had to go the same morning I received the gift. I wasn't shaved. And I always keep my body hidden as best as I can to not be embarrassed. The thought of having to take my clothes off for a massage was a mighty war in my head.
Then I basically told my face to shut up.
If I didn't take on this adventure which might never come again, I will never have the experience. I think adventures should be taken on.

So I went.
It was (it seems to me) a place for the upper class. We are not such. Which freaked me out wondering if they'd treat me less than and also how much $$ did hubs spend on this shindig!

All the more reason not to turn it down.  Not to mention the fee that he would have to pay if he didn't give them 24hrs notice!!!

The atmosphere was welcoming. My masseuse was calm in spirit. If she wasn't, then I'd pick it up and the experience would have turned out different.

The music was nice and while I had no idea what to expect from the massage, it was nice.
I have no experience to tell if she was helping me or not. I had no idea if I was supposed to feel a certain way or if it was just one of those things that worked behind the scenes in your body.

All I know is that I now have the experience and it was good. Of course it's not something I can say I want or don't want again, but I felt that I now had one little thing/experience that was just mine.

The husband also gave me:
dvd-r (I think you can burn stuff on them) - He explained it. I guess it could be used to store photos and movies and etc.
2. A case for the dvd-r
3. Candy (Mike and Ike - are you familiar?)
4. And computer wipes ( You can also use them to clean your cellphones and etc)

He was very thoughtful. Otherwise the day would have passed and I probably wouldn't even have remembered at all.

How many birthday parties have you had for yourself? 
What is one of your most memorable gifts from your SO? or just a family member or even a friend? 

And we are doing the Sillies of course :)
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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. Happy Birthday!!! Lucky you to go to the spa, I've still never done it but people seem to just love it, and I think I might try it someday!

    Kudos to hubby for being such a thoughtful hubby on your day. And it's not the date that matters anyway, just that we celebrate it happened. I love birthdays!!! :)

    1. Thank you Rosey.
      I hope you do go.
      I think I'd love the whole body massage. My face and toes included instead of just my back, legs and neck.

  2. woo hoo It's your birthday today????> FAB HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!!! Awwwwww Hubby really tried totally cool!!! I had a facial done once. Those are great. You go girl.....

  3. OOoopsss I forgot answers for questions. My last birthday party was for my 50th birthday & it was a surprise party. Memorable birthday gift hmmmmm oh yes... we renewed our vows that year too! hehehehehe IT WAS GREAT!!!

    1. Wow that is wonderful Dolly! So glad you got a special celebration!

  4. Happy Birthday to you!!!! How awesome of a gift and so glad your husband made it special!! My parents had a sweet sixteen party and of course they had children (kiddie) parties for me too but otherwise no adult parties. My kids keep threatening to have a big FIVE O in three years, I told them I will not be attending LOL

    1. Haha Lucy, then they'll bring the party to you!

      Thank you girl! :)

  5. Happy Birthday Colette! It is great that your husband gave you a special treat. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Happy birthday!!!! I used to hate massages and I appreciate them a tiny bit more now, but still I feel like they're a little personal because someone's hands are on your skin. I never fully relax because of that.

    1. I feel the same way Liz. I kept telling myself to breath and relax!

      Thank you.

  7. hope you had a great birthday!
    marc told me to go to the spa... but we called to make an appointment and they have yet to call me back...
    I need it

    1. Girl I'd say go to a different spa. Maybe they don't want the businesss :)

  8. Hi Colette. I sincerely apologize for missing this post. I am not sure why I never made it here on your BD post! I am not sure what I was searching on Google for, but this post showed up and I clicked on the link because I know you! Yes, what a great coincidence.
    Those gifts are thoughtful and meaningful, I sometimes prefer a bunch of little things that I need rather than something very extra ordinary that ends up being returned.
    I hope you had a wonderful BD! Another fabulous year!
    1) I had one. My first year of freedom from first marriage. It was the best. No parties since then because no one that I know is willing to do the coordination. I feel funny about throwing myself one, but I think I might for the big one. 2) I received fantastic gifts from my SO. I think besides he is the only one that gives me gifts that I use and valued. Many of his gifts I would want again and again, but they do last a long time. For example our Automatic Delonghi Cappuccino Espresso machine.

    1. Awww sweetie, no apologies necessary. Sometimes we miss stuff :)

      I agree with little things that are thoughtful and meaningful.

      It is refreshing to know you have such a good relationship with your hubs. It is how it should be.

      Thanks for sharing and stopping by dahlin *HUGS*


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