And I want to thank all my wonderful friends and family that made my birthday super duper great.
In case you haven't heard, my wonderful husband let my buy a new laptop, just for me. Ahh a dream come true. I've complained a lot less (as in not at all) in the past two weeks about the crappy computer not working, or the pop ups. Or all the other nine million reasons I hate the old computer. Yes it is in fact so great to do whatever I want on the computer in my bed. He also took me out of town last weekend for some R&R, fun and site seeing... we had a great time just being together. He took me out to my fave resturant, and yes, he lived through the ballet.
The ballet was really an experience. I could see where going could get addicting. I enjoyed every second of it. I thought it was amazing how it told the story and showed so much emotion without using any words at all. The orchestra was an experience in itself. The props and costumes where absolutely inspiring...that alone had to take an insane amount of time and talent. The lighting being used to push the story along and replace words, working alongside the music and motions...flawlessly might I add...breathtaking. And that's not even touching on how awesome the dancers are. I read somewhere that they can only wear their shoes for one performance! I can't imagine having to buy (or in their case have) enough shoes for each day. I can't say Dallas had as good of a time as I did...and I must say I wasn't just jumping out of my seat, but who does that sorta thing?! I'd love to go again sometime, and I encourage anyone that can to go at least once.
Anyhow, back to my birthday...It sucks working on your birthday. It's like the whole world should be allowed a paid day off for birthdays (may be your mamma's too). But Allison really knows how to make a birthday at the office the best. She made the most amazing cupcakes in the world. Melt in your mouth to die for. And thank goodness no singing that horrible song this year. Gene (a man from the office) took me out for a nice lunch, which I loved! Allison also got me this genius ink pad for my stamps...and I've already been enjoying it up a storm!
My Dad and Step Mom sent me something that I've always wanted, yet never told anyone. Probably because I could never justify spending money on: A MAGIC BULLET! I know, it's corny but I fall in love from those infomercials. I'm very excited about this...I believe it really will revolutionize the way I cook and prepare my meals. Sadly I haven't had a chance to fire her up...but I'm kicking around ideas of things I can puree and juice, and blend...just a matter of making the time. If you have one already and something super awesome you make, share it with me!
My Mom and Step Dad sent me some cold hard cash! Only because I had a list of things I wanted and she didn't want to have to choose...well I've used it for the dremel style rotary tool, and when I get around to it, I'm going to get a new printer so I can start printing from my new computer. I've already made great use of the dremel...and I will share that project with everyone soon.
I'd say all in all I had a pretty kick @$$ birthday...and it's all because I have the best people in the world in my life. Thanks everyone for everything...but mostly for feeding into my creative and artistic desires!