For me, Friday November 13th is one of the luckiest days of my life. It is on this day, eleven years ago today, that I became a Mom for the very first time. I remember going into labor, (after having spent the prior five days on bed rest in the hospital,) and saying “But its Friday the 13th. Isn’t there some way we can put this off until tomorrow?” I should have known at that moment that my life was forever changed—I was no longer in the driver’s seat.

So today, the first Friday, November 13th since the original one eleven years ago, I stand here knowing that indeed Friday the 13th is a very lucky day for me. I am so thankful for every minute of the past eleven years and look forward to all the years ahead with this bright, beautiful boy of mine. Happy Birthday, Collin. I’m so happy you’re mine.

I’m really excited for this weekend because my boy loves his birthday. Now, I know what you’re thinking—all kids love their birthday. True. But this one really, really loves his birthday. If you’re familiar with the book The Five Love Languages of Children, you know what I mean. Collin’s love language is gifts, which means birthdays are really special to him. It’s the time of year when the gifts (and the love) overflow. So it’s going to be a fun, fun weekend.

Birthday gifts

So…I bet you can guess what’s on my list of things to finish this weekend…birthday stuff. Most of it is done, but tomorrow is his party. So I have to finish making the cookie cake and fun stuff like that. So that’s my really short finish it Friday list for me this week: make cookie cake. (And maybe we’ll finish eating it, too.)

I’d love to hear what’s on your Finish it Friday list. Remember to include something fun on your list this week, too. Have a great weekend!

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Aby Garvey is a creative organizing expert and simplify 101’s founder. She has created 14 online organizing classes, which she has been teaching since 2007, helping thousands of people around the world get organized. Aby loves to help people create positive change in their lives through her online classes and organizing eBooks.

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