March 24, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me - Part II

I took advantage of my birthday being on a Thursday to take Friday and Saturday off of work, and spend it in a continued celebration of my birthday and simply enjoying some downtime.  I hadn't had a Saturday morning off of work in a while, so being able to sleep in and then leisurely get up and get ready for the day was a nice treat!

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!

9 comments:

  1. Loud? Giggly? Wonder who that could have been! ;)

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    1. Haha, only some very fun girls ;)

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  2. Isn't Skype the best?? We've only started using it recently to connect with my brother who's in the service. What a wonderful invention. Happy birthday again! :) Country Girl’s Daybook ~ recently: How personal is too personal? http://bit.ly/1jo8A3E

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    1. Yes, Skype is awesome! Thank you for the birthday wishes! :)

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  3. I had an amazing Irish pub right near my college, too! It was the best place ever. SUCH good food, amazing mixed drinks, and just an overall cozy atmosphere for hanging out with friends.

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    1. I cannot wait to go back there again!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Amanda! I'm so glad you had such a lovely day, even if it was sans your Knight. :) Irish pubs are the best and that chocolate restaurant sounds amazing! You look beautiful in your new outfit - I can't believe you're 22! Much love! <3

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    1. Aw, why thank you! Love you too! <3

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  5. Yay, it looks like a lovely celebration. Cheers to coffee from your boss and movie dates, even if they are long-distance. :) Love your new blog layout, btw!

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