Monday, October 29, 2012

362 DAYS UNTIL MY BIRTHDAY!!! + giveaway winner

Bwahahahahaha! Okay, so I'm really not one of those people who counts down like that, but I got a good laugh out of it and thought it would be an appropriate title for this post.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and wished me a happy birthday! I appreciate each and every one of your comments.

Birthday Weekend

Even though I didn't make any plans for my birthday, I still had a great time. The only plan I had for Friday (my actual birthday) was to head out to the "fancy" mall and pick up one of my rewards freebies and order a pair of TOMS.

As I was heading out the door a friend of mine sent me a text to wish me a happy birthday and to see if I had any plans for the day. I let her know where I was headed and she ended up getting off of work early to meet me at the mall and she treated me to lunch. After lunch she kidnapped me and we went and looked at houses. I wanna live in a house.

After she dropped me off back home I sat around at home and relaxed a bit. I attempted to make plans to go out to a hookah bar with friends, but that fell through. I was kinda glad that things fell through. I remembered that it was Halloween weekend and the part of the city that our hookah bar is in is not a place I particularly cared to be during the evening and especially not this weekend.

Later in the evening I responded to a FB status my old boss posted and she asked me what I was doing at home on my birthday. Shortly afterwards another old coworker asked me if I wanted to head downtown for a drink. I figured hey, why not. It was a nice low key evening and my old boss stopped by too. We had a great time just hanging out. Lots of laughing.

Saturday I woke up fairly early for being out late the night before and made plans to have brunch at one of my favorite brunch spots with a friend. I had every intention of paying since it was no longer my birthday, but she was sweet enough to cover my meal. Afterwards we went to Target and since I was unable to order the TOMS I wanted Friday I ended up picking up a few shirts for myself. I spent the rest of the day napping and trying to figure out how I wanted the fingerless gloves I was working on to look like. After 3 days I finally figured out the pattern I want to use.

I spent Sunday relaxing and took advantage of two more of my birthday rewards (free pastry and a $3 off coupon) I also ended up picking up a couple more items for the birthday giveaway package (winner announced at the end of this post).

It was nice to have the whole weekend off. I intended to get a lot of work done, but I didn't (I'll be grinding hard this week). I'm okay with that. I got to spend a lot of time relaxing, which I needed. I'm glad I just played the weekend by ear. I just realized I didn't take any pictures on Friday...bummer. What's wrong with me?

Call for Sponsors

There are several spaces open for sponsors for November, swap spots and paid spots. This little blog is growing on a daily basis. We just hit 100 GFC followers. Check out my sponsors page for more information about how you can sponsor this blog and what is involved.

 November Goals

November starts on Thursday, which means new goals and a recap and progress on Octobeard goals. Come link up with on Thursday and share your goals with us. I've got a couple of days to squeeze in what I can for Octobeard goals.

And now, what you've all been waiting for...


Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner 

And the winner is...Jessica of Jessica Who? Congratulations! I will be contacting you shortly. If I don't hear back from you by next Monday I will pick a new winner. Thank you to everyone who participated in my first giveaway. I've got another one planned for maybe after the new year or whenever. I don't know yet.

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reading - Sex, Lies, and Online Dating by Rachel Gibson


Evani Gatsby said...

:) Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! I'm glad, because you totally deserve it. <3

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Rachel said...

Love your blog name. New follower via the blog hop - follow back if you have a chance. :)