Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Na, na, naaa, naaaaa, naaaaaaaaa ...

They say it's you're birrrrrrthday! Na, na, naaaa, naaaaa, naaaaaa, it's my birthday, too!

Wow! Birthdays always make me feel like a celebrity or something because my phone is going off every two seconds with Twitter mentions, people writing on my Facebook wall, texting and/or calling. Seriously. I feel so loved and blessed! Thank you!

Yesterday was wonderful. I am so glad that early in the morning I decided to skip work (ahh, the luxury of making your own schedule...) and I am so glad I did. When my alarm went off at 5am, I looked outside, said "hell no," and turned my alarm off, put my phone on silent (so I wouldn't wake up to the districts calling) and went back to sleep until 8am. It was glorious.

When I got up, I decided to make french toast and I drank my coffee, ate french toast and read blogs in bed. I would be a happy, happy girl if I could start every morning with blog reading but considering I am not a morning person, that is not always possible!

After laying around for awhile, my sister suggested a sushi lunch. You don't have to twist my arm to take me out to sushi, so I immediately said yes and jumped in the shower ready to GO!

We had sushi at Sakari, which is a popular sushi place in Des Moines that didn't make a good first impression on me. My sister loves it, and she said I had to give it another chance. I'm glad I did, but it's definitely no Miyabi 9 or my new favorite, Wasabi 9. It was nice to have some sister and sushi time just the two of us though!

After she left and went to class, I went down the street to my favorite Caribou location to read for history and my reading class. History is definitely awesome so far, I really love it, but it's A LOT of reading. Other than the intense amount of reading, I'm enjoying it. There's something amazing about learning history as an adult. It's just different. My reading class this semester is also turning out to be a good one... So far, I have borderline hated my reading classes and the texts have been awful and horribly dry. This one is completely different and is written sort of like a novel with lots of anecdotal comments. I love it so far!

So, I spent a couple hours at Caribou, reading and drinking coffee. Oh, and also Whatsapp'ing with Lisa and Becky. Love those girls!

After leaving Caribou, I had about an hour at home before I had to leave to go pick up a friend and head to our nightclass. To fill that time I did a little laundry and also was inspired to take a new Goodreads picture....

I'm a nerrrrrd and I know it (to the tune of the LMFAO song...) lol

At 4:45 my friend that has night class on Mondays with me (different class, same times) wanted to stop at Starbucks before. Of course I complied! Then, she bought me a latte and an oatmeal cookie! I wish I had taken a picture. It was so sweet! :)

As we headed to class, we were about 10 minutes early and I poked my head in the room because it looked like the class had already begun. Ummm... that wasn't my class. I was in the wrong BUILDING! This is why I have a planner... I should have USED it. I had written down in there what building I was in and for some reason I was convinced I was in the same building as her. I had to book it across campus in 10 minutes (which required driving, as it was down the street a ways) and just barely made it on time. Luckily, I have great school friends because, they saved me a seat next to them. ;)

After class I went and bought running tights, as I was discussing running the Red Flannel 5K that's coming up in February and I really need some warmer running pants for cold weather running. I'm hoping some new gear will invigorate me and motivate me to get back in gear. It has been exactly 13 days since I last ran. That. is. not. ok. I was doing so good!

Once I got home I made some dinner and sat down to watch some trashy reality tv The Bachelor and read for my social studies methods class.

Overall, such a great day! I've got a great weekend planned with our last 30th birthday in my group of friends to celebrate and some fun plans on Friday!

Hope everyone's week started off great! Thank you for all the birthday wishes. It seriously made my day! :)

Do you have any traditions on your birthday like staying home from work/school or breakfast in bed?

15 comments:

quirksandsmirks said...

Sounds like a fun day - Happy Birthday!

Becky said...

Sounds like a fabulous (and delicious!) day! So glad it was good for you! And LOVE that new picture - ha!

Kate @ Green Fashionista said...

GREAT new good reads pic! Hands down my favorite series, I am obsessed! :-P

Just a Jersey Girl said...

I usually take the day off of work and then the weekend after my birthday we go to Atlantic City :)

Ashley said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad you had such a fun day. I love taking the day off for my birthday. It makes it seem that much more special. :)

Kara said...

So glad your birthday day was fun and relaxing!

I don't have any traditions for my birthday, but maybe I should start! Taking a day off of work sounds like an awesome idea to me, especially since I have a bunch of vacation days that I need to use up by my birthday!

Stephany said...

Taking the day off for my birthday is something I always do. Some people think it's weird but seriously, WHO wants to work on their birthday? So I fully support this decision. :)

Glad the day was a good one!

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

I love that picture of you; so cuuuute! For my birthday, I usually get Starbucks (free on your bday) and do whatever i want...it falls in the summer, so it's fairly easy to do! I hope your year is awesome girl!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

It sounds like a lovely birthday! I am glad you were able to do some fun things for yourself, like eat a yummy breakfast in bed, have sushi, and read in a cozy setting. Especially since it was a long day with a night class and all.

I love birthdays because of how loved I feel on them. It is the best feeling!!

I don't have any typical plans for my birthday. This year I will be traveling for work, so it will be an intense day. Well, assuming i get cleared for travel... fingers crossed my doctor gives me the ok at my appt on Friday. That aside, I will say it's not a birthday without some sort of celebration with my good local friends, Brooke & Amanda. This year we are doing a girl's night in at Brooke's as she is sort of homebound as she has a herniated disk. :( Poor thing, but I think a girls night in will be awesome. :)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

That sounds like a really lovely birthday!!! I love that you started your day in bed drinking coffee and reading blogs and eating french toast - that would be an IDEAL way for me to start my day on my birthday too :)

Last year we ended up having a "team day" at work on my birthday and my boss took us out on the lake all day on her boat!!! That was a pretty fantastic way to spend my birthday for sure ;) I like to make plans for birthdays because it makes them feel more special!!

P said...

Happy birthday!

I try to take the day off on my birthday whenever possible. I hate to work on it - I had to two years in a row a few years ago and i hated it. I've spent the last two birthdays abroad - Spain for my 31st and Portugal for my 32nd. I'd quite like to make a birthday abroad my tradition. Lazing on a beach with a book is a birthday I'd never experienced until recently (especially being born in October) and it's sheer bliss!

MK said...

Sushi is one of those meals that I can never turn own, too! I'm so glad that you had a great birthday complete with lots of coffee and love!!

Nicole said...

I was absent from social media most of yesterday so i missed it was your birthday!! Sounds like it was a great day!! Happy Birthday!!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I am glad you had a good birthday! I love your new (nerdy) goodreads pic! I usually just have the same old one because I am lazy about changing them! I love French Toast -- it is probably my favorite breakfast! Except I rarely eat it, so when I do, it is a real treat!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful Birthday! Love the new goodreads photo!