My birthday is always around Thanksgiving and it is always good timing because of the long weekend; however, planning a special night out during the holidays can be tough, Traveling beyond my city seems daunting and the restaurants in my neighborhood while always inviting don't really seem to meet my needs this year. I am leaning towards making my own birthday dinner. While there are a slew (sp?) of restaurants that cook better than I do, I feel like fussing over a meal designed for me by me and having DH pick up some decadent dessert. Have I gone too far down the road of the self absorbed or are there others who pursue a self created happy birthday?