I did work in the morning on my birthday, and go to class but work was light and both my classes were easy since it was the last day before spring break - AND I actually found a nice, close parking spot very quickly for my evening class which NEVER happens, and though I was late I still beat my teacher to class, so that all worked out well.
The most special part of my actual birthday was getting to Skype with my Knight while I opened my presents and my family sang "Happy Birthday" to me. Even though he wasn't able to visit over my birthday as we had originally planned, being able to share part of my day with him was very nice indeed.
|Photo by my mom|
Friday I celebrated by going out shopping with a couple of Khols' coupons that I had saved up and buying myself a new outfit.
After I texted my Knight about five times about how pretty and comfortable it was he replied with a wry "You really like that dress, don't you?" Yes. Yes I do.
Prior to shopping, my Knight and I went on what we have termed 'a long distance date'. When we go on such a date, we find a movie with times relatively close to each other (this time we got lucky and had showings at the same time with the time zone difference calculated in!) and then Skype over coffee. We went to see Non-Stop with Liam Neeson, and while it wasn't a "Oh, we must go and see it again!" film, it was pretty good, and very interesting.
Saturday was a nice, quiet afternoon at home, followed up by a night out with some of my favorite girls at an Irish Pub near my old college that I have always wanted to go to. It lived up to my expectations with amazing food and a great atmosphere. We all had a lovely (if loud at times due to some of us being a wee bit tired... and giggle happy...) time out, and when the under 21-year olds were told to leave at 9, we moved across the street to the most amazing cafe on earth where everything on their menu is chocolate and they have two pages just of hot chocolate and two more of chocolate beverages and then like five pages of chocolate deserts. It's awesome.
All in all, I have a great birthday weekend, and turning 22 is ranking pretty high on my list of best birthday's ever. With a start like this, I can't wait to see what the rest of my year holds!