Today is my birthday. Last year I made a page documenting 46 things about my 46th birthday. I think I will be doing a similar page this year.
Since I scrap 8 x 8, I couldn't fit all those things on my layout, so I added my journaling to the back, which reads, in case you want to know: 1) It was gray and rainy. 2) Farzad had to go in to work for a couple of hours. I thought he had forgotten about my birthday, but I think he was out getting me presents! 3) We had celebrated Gram's birthday yesterday, so my family celebration was put on hold until the next week. 4) We went to Friday's for lunch. 5)I had a salad because I was determined to get to my 40 pound mark. (I actually gained 2.4 pounds that week.) 6) We went to the Leesburg outlets. 7) Coldwater Creek was having a 50% and 70% off sale on their Travel knits & I got 23 pieces for around 200 bucks. 8) Farzad surprised me with a Wii. 9) I also got a Wii Fit. 10) And a Bamboo Fun Wacom tablet. 11) He got me a balloon that sang "Wild Thing...You make my heart sing" when you punched it. 12) And he bought me a Weight Watchers brownie sundae and put a candle in it. 13) My birthday fell on Labor Day this year, so I had the day off--and so did Farzad! 14) I needed a new bra because I was losing weight, so I got one at the outlets. 15) I got two pairs of sandals on sale at Easy Spirit. 16) I was kind of blue because I'm over the halfway mark toward turning 50. 17) I got a couple presents from students--a writer's notebook and a box of chocolate. (Since my birthday falls early in the year, I usually don't get presents.) 18) The next weekend, Farzad took me to Volt for my birthday dinner. He had planned to take me on my birthday weekend, but cancelled it when he thought we were taking Gram out for dinner. 19) We sat in the kitchen at Volt. 20) We had the chef's dining room tasting menu. 21) Six delicious courses. 22) My favorite was called "Iberico Wattle Pork Trotters." 23) It was definitely a fancy dinner. 24) They also served me a delicious birthday treat--orange creme fraiche with mint. 25) Mom said she'd cook anything for me, so I picked out some yummy Weight Watchers recipes and e-mailed them to her. 26) Mom was tired so she asked me if we could go out for dinner instead. 27) Then, everyone decided they wanted to watch football instead of go out for my birthday dinner, so could we go out for lunch instead?28) We had lunch at Bonefish Grill. 29) I had "Imperial Longfin." It was yummy. 30) And saucy shrimp, my favorite. 31) They served me a birthday treat, which I shared with everyone. 32) We went back to Mom's house for cake and presents. 33) Dawn bought a delicious cake and I only had a sliver because I wanted to make up for the 2.4 pounds I had gained last week. 34) I ended up losing one pound that week. 35) Mom got me a beautiful sheer, flowy poncho type top. 36) And a gift card to Coldwater Creek, my favorite store, for when I lose more weight. 37) Gram got me a beautiful necklace and earrings with lots of pretty sparkly stones and a cameo. 38) Dawn got me a big back filled with goodies... 39) Scrapbook stuff from my Two Peas wishlist. 40) A cool list book.41) 1980's conversation cards. 42) Some Philosophy bath gel. 43) Philosophy Boot Camp. 44) All in a cool bag that says "I love not camping." 45) Everyone sang me the "Jump Down Turn Around" song, just like I like. 46) I got to make a wish 4 times this year.
This layout may be more about my birthday than about me, but reading through this list, it does reveal a lot about me.
On your next birthday, why not use your age and document some fun facts about your birthday?