So, this year I turned 23. How did that happen?!?! I don't feel 23! When I woke up, I found this outside my bedroom:
Gotta love those siblings! There were more hearts and a poster outside on the garage door (and on the steering wheel of the car I drove), but I didn't get a picture before the rain washed them away. Whoops!
Sadly, I had to go to work. I guess that made me feel like an actual adult--working on my birthday. As far as work goes, it actually was a pretty nice day. I had gone out to lunch the day before, so I didn't do anything fancy for that. Around 3:00, my mother and sister-in-law showed up at work with a big box of brownies (the Pillsbury ones you get at Sam's Club--my weakness). It was like the day at school I never got--you know how you always got awesome treats on other people's birthdays in elementary school? Since mine was in the summer, I had never experienced that first hand. (Not that I'm complaining--a summer birthday is awesome!) Let's just say that my cubicle was suddenly very popular...Thanks Mom and Jaimee!
After work, we did the traditional Joe's BBQ/Krispy Kremes run, but family-style this time. (This is possibly the first year my parents have come along for this--usually it's just me and a sibling or two.) Want to know something horrible? Krispy Kremes was out of hats! I know, scandalous, right? So, we didn't get to take our traditional eating-a-doughnut-with-the-beautiful-hat-on picture, like this one:
Since my birthday was conveniently on a Friday, I just extended the celebrations over to Saturday. I had to make up for the 8 or so hours at work, right? Right. We had some family time (a.k.a. seeing "Cowboys and Aliens"--not really my first choice...) and that night I had some people over to partake in another time-honored birthday tradition: the watching of a really stupid movie. Don't ask me why, but this is one of my favorite birthday traditions. I'm weird. This year's winner was:
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And we watched the movie. And mocked it heartily. Yep, that about sums it up.
Ooh, ooh, want to see one of the cool presents I got? (And then I'll be done, I promise. I forgot to take pictures of all of my other presents--I love them too, though, family and nearly family!)
It's a holder for my crochet hooks! And fancy new bamboo hooks! And it's cute! I am so excited! (And such a nerd, I know.)
And so, that was my birthday. Now I can post about new crochet projects! Yay!