Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mr Chickenhead... or what goes around comes around

Wednesday January 30, 2013

I came across a site again, just before my birthday.
It really got me thinking and my creative juices flowing.

Let me take you back to Wednesday morning.
And a chicken soup man.

If you recall, I like to celebrate birthday month, and then my birthday week.
I'm still trying to get the rest of the world on board with the extended celebration.
At least my son is somewhat on board with this.

My darling son gave me a wee surprise the night before.
A Lego mini-fig. collectible mystery package.
Yup. What I've always wanted. Where have you been all my life oh chicken man?

It's no mystery that my son loves Lego. 'Love' might be a mild understatement.
I suppose he wanted to share this love with me.
And he knows I like birds.
He even used his own money - and let ME open the mystery package.

(For those in the dark, the mini figs are in a sealed package, and you really don't know what you've got until you open it. Well, not completely, since you can kind of feel the contents... 
the secret is to feel for the accessory... not that I would spend hours doing this.
OK, I confess, I do have the Tennis players and the Bride figs :)

That night, the page came up again.... The Birthday Project.

I first saw this after my last birthday and thought I really would love to do that next time.

Well, January 30, 2013.... I did.

After perusing the web the night before for ideas,  I decided:
BRAK (Birthday Random Act of Kindness) 
 1. I would only do RAK's that were free, or cost next to nothing.
2. I would not do this in just one day, but rather spread it over a week.
 3. I wanted it to be something different than what I normally would do.
.. oh the ideas I came up with :)

 I have RAK'd before.. I actually do this regularly.  
I did a RAK earlier in January. 
I had extra tickets to the Science Centre and handed them to a family in line. 
They had two small children and were so grateful. 

So what did my Mr. Chicken-wanna-be have to do with this?
Well, he was the first on the agenda. I thought I should start with those closest to me.
I handed him to James at breakfast and told him he could have Mr Chickenhead.
You should have seen the look on his face.

I dropped my husband off for an appointment, and spent time in a Chapters.
Tucking quotes and notes and smiley faces in books and even magazines.

later, I spent some time online, sending  compliments and encouragements to friends.

We had dinner at my parents and my mom gave me some flowers.

My sister-in-law couldn't make it , so I sent some sunshine home for her and her mom.
I have plans for the rest.

Now of course the day wouldn't be complete without a cake.
Of course chocolate.
My family knows me too well.

mmmm... chocolaty butter cream.
Chocolate bliss.

I'd say he is the icing on the cake.

And yes there were prezzies.
I'll share more on that another time as one of my gifts is just too funny.
Yes, Mill Hill might have made an appearance...

The day didn't quite go as planned, and some of my ideas are still to be carried out. 
The rain put a damper on some of my plans, but that's OK.
Everything happens for a reason... so I just went with the flow.
I also want to take more time on other bRAK's , rather than do them in a rush.

Darn, I don't have that 7 foot tall flamingo with the top hat anymore. It got plunked on my friend's  front porch on her birthday one year... but that's another story.


Christine said...

Hi there, nice to "meet you", thanks for visiting my blog.
Happy Birthday

Elizabeth Braun said...

Mmm, yes. I'm rather fond of chocolate myself!!=)

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a nice comment.

Lynne said...

Happy birthday!

Teresa Kobos said...

i am glad you had a great day! see you sunday, i will be there!
take care :)

Jim said...

Now THAT was a great birthday celebration! I love the whole RAK idea and you have inspired me to participate sometime.
Now that cake is purely wonderful! happy belated birthday!!

Bea said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous day. Love the BRAK idea! And that cake looks scrumptuous.

Barbara F. said...

Happy, happy birthday! I love your idea of RAKs I need to start something like that. I think birthdays need to be celebrated longer than just one day! xo

Alice said...

I have to agree that birthdays should have their own week at least. And that cake is awesome. Let the bRAKs or RAKs in general begin.
Happy Birthday!

Whimsey Creations said...

What a wonderful idea for a birthday RAK! I think I'll "borrow" that from you this year for mine! And next year - oh my gosh - I'll be 65. Wouldn't it be neat if I could come up with 65 ideas for RAKs (ahead of time of course) and make them all happen on my birthday. Oh you are the best for sharing this with us!