Birthday Woes

Birthday Woes

My Computer Engineer boyfriend is turning 24 tomorrow! Here is my dilemma… I am broke. And when I say I’m broke I mean it – like $60 in the checking account broke (thanks to the state of VA’s lovely habit of taking all of your money in exchange for the usage of your own vehicle). I want to make it a special day for him and have been wracking my brain on non-money required things to do. So far I have come up with: 1. Giving the apt a good old fashioned scrub down. He is a neat freak and I am kind of a walking disaster. I have learned to keep things clean all the time – But I know he likes it when I do the really down and dirty stuff (you know… those dust bunnies and onion peals that have escaped under the oven?) 2. Let him plan the menu for the day. Since we both have to work I will pack him whatever he wants for breakfast/lunch and I will make his favorite dinner. Other than this though I am coming up empty handed. If he were the out-doorsy type I would be a bit better off but unfortunately he would much rather be playing video games than going for hikes. I feel like my ideas are a little lack luster in terms of making him really feel special. He carries a lot of the financial weight in our relationship since we moved to this area for his job and… I will never make the kind of bucks he does. You would think after 5 years together I would have figured this out but usually by the time his bday rolls around I have been able to squirrel away a little money. Sorry if this is TMI but any help would be lovely and I know that we have some creative minds here in this community!!
Today in my garden

Today in my garden

Condition: Guardedly Optomistic

Condition: Guardedly Optomistic

cantaloupes and tigger melons

cantaloupes and tigger melons

Color request

Color request

Final salute to this year’s shade garden.

Final salute to this year’s shade garden.

My NYC Pad

My NYC Pad