Let's just pause for a moment and contemplate the fact that tomorrow is October 1st! Holy smokes, right? Or is it just me that seems to feel almost a month behind the times?
So let's see. Life Lately.
My birthday was here and gone recently. Yay for birthdays which are pretty freakin' awesome in regards to pressies and cake and movie of choice. But I'll admit I had a "How old am I?!!" moment for the first time this year. It was an odd feeling. Like, "Dang! I'm actually a grown up..... And have been for a few years. How have I not really noticed this before?"
No matter. It was a great birthday.
I got great presents, too. When is a present not great, right? But my presents were greater than average.
Like this throw pillow from Treskie.
The best pillow ever, no?
I am a pillow hog. Especially when I'm watching a movie. I like to be barricaded with pillows. And I need something to squeeze and hid behind during scary parts. :)
Pearl earrings and a necklace from the Parents! Which I was thrilled about because I've wanted a set for...a jolly long time! (Not real pearls, in case you were wondering. I'm not a pearl snob. Those pretty cheepies are perfect for me, thank you very much!) I actually got a quite a bit of jewelry for my birthday this year. It made me so happy since I have a sad lack of nice jewelry. And See all the pretty nail polish? I want to try all the colors!
Katrina got me that CD right there. It is awesome. Just saying.
Last but not least: DO YOU SEE MY C.A. Shirt!!? It's perfect! *Hums, "When Captain America throws his mighty shieeeeeeld..."*
A while back I mentioned to Mahri that I'd like to learn to use a fountain pen because A.) they're gorgeous and B.) Because they require better handwriting skills which I could definitely use some work on and C.) Because it's way cooler to write with a fountain pen than a ball point pen, okay?
And she got me one!
As you can see, I promptly made some squiggles and scrawling with it. Then I wrote my name. Twice. To be sure I remember how. And than I gave myself some very good advice. :)
I sort of feel like this post is coming of a bit gloating-ish. I got stuff! Me! Me! It's all about MEEE!
Right. Moving on quickly.
This song is so lovely. It's probably my favorite on his new album and since I'm a very emotional person, I get all dewy-eyed every time I hear it.
I've been making a lot of bouquets at work this last month. And I do mean a LOT. I really enjoy the work and for the most part I'm pretty dang happy making pretty stuff and playing with flowers. Sometimes it's crazy busy and stressful and sometimes flowers die when they shouldn't. But overall, it's pretty okay.
A couple days ago I made a impressively large bouquet. It was...honken. That's a word. It means large. Add it to your dictionaries. Thanks.
I really love burlap and lace.
I am looking forward to this next month. October is beautiful and wild and spicy. Full of wind and color and sweaters and warm drinks.
At least, that's how it is in my mind. October is the epitome of autumn. And chi latte's which, I'm a little ashamed to admit, I'm suddenly a bit addicted to.
October feels like change, doesn't it? Not just the change in the season, but a change in life. It's full of possibilities. And chi lattes. :)
Alright. I think that's enough of me waxing lyrical (or cheesy) and I should pop off and get some other, very uninteresting stuff done before I get in my pajamas and get cozy for the evening.