So much time has passed since then, nearly a month, and another set of holidays ran right over my slow ass. E and I started a tradition of buying Thanksgiving dinner for a needy family (4-6 individuals, living in transitional or low-income housing) through Compass Alliance. We also sponsor a kid for Christmas through them, but I'll get to that in a minute. The deal with Thanksgiving is I play a game with myself, see how great I can be with bargain shopping, coupon dealing, general thriftery. You buy a turkey with all the sides, dessert, milk or juice and any additional groceries your little heart desires. This year I beat last year's bargain record by spending $40. Yup, I pat myself on the back for my crafty-shopping-ways.
Christmas. I love it, love decorating (sort of) mailing and sending cards (I know, the trees!) and buying little trinkets for the beloveds. It was a good year, nothing terribly exciting received, but plenty of good stuff given. Now my birthday, is another story entirely. The luvah took me around on my special day, doing what I wanted, when I wanted. Luckily, my day consisted of a morning visit with our fave 2.5 y.o. boy and his mum (a bestie) lunch at a new restaurant and a shopping spree at Half-price Books. This is one of my favoritest stores on planet Earth, so much to look at, so many great deals, cards and books and treasures oh my! I could stay in here for hours, and never scratch the surface of it's wonder.
I love the wacky Japanese kid-street style and have for years. I found an older copy of the book for myself, along with some other gift treasures and a Beatles calendar for 2013. Will I ever outgrow the Beatles or silly street fashion? I doubt it. I will just hopefully evolve into a fancy elegant lady, like the ones featured in this incredible blog about style beyond 50-Advanced Style. So I shopped, and he shopped and we came home to rest and recuperate before my big birthday night, which consisted of take-out, NBA on the telly and silly t.v. Yes, it was a great birthday indeed.