Well, yesterday was my birthday and I gotta be honest, ever since the injury I never really look forward to anything that has to do with my husband having to remember something for me. I have learned to expect nothing, so that if he totally forgets It's not a big deal and I don't get hurt. I really wasn't expecting much, but this time he decided to send me away at a friend of mine's suggestion to get my hair and makeup done for our date. I was really surprised that he was okay with this, because he usually hates us spending much money, because we are on such a tight budget. I also hardly ever do anything for myself. He comes first almost always and the kids as well. I am not a very primpy girly type so I wasn't looking forward to it, much to my friend's dismay I am sure. I was not a fan of the makeup job she did, mainly cause I think I was allergic to it, but I did love the hair cut and curly hair. It is important to remember to take care of ourselves, yet I find that most people don't understand the financial implications involved, or the fact that we are just plain exhausted so much of the time that we would rather get a nap in than anything else. I don't know about you, but I do so much paperwork along with the daily grind of making sure he is eating and taking his meds as well as taking care of the baby (he is one) that when I do get some down time, I just want to rest.
I planned a simple evening for us to celebrate my birthday. I feel so much older than I am due to the stress of the last four years, but we did actually have a fun time which was a nice change from our normal. We went to PF Chang's and enjoyed a meal and took our time eating it. It was nice that the baby was with a sitter and being taken care of and that we could just relax and enjoy some normal conversation without him getting upset or yelling. I had thought we might go to a movie, but he was really exhausted after dinner and we have plans today with some family and a few friends so I didn't want to wear him out. We decided to skip the movie and come home and get some rest so he wouldn't be exhasuted today, and I think he only slept half of the night before he had a horrible migraine (dang TBI UGH!) Here's to hoping today will be a good day for him.