01. my birthday was ridiculous.
the good kind of ridiculous. see, i live my life surrounded by all these people who are like, "you deserve it" (anything... they're always telling me i deserve _______. a shopping day at j.crew because i'm a girl living in the corporate working world. eight more plates for the plate wall because i'm a working girl who doesn't have to spend my disposable income wardrobing my growing children. a weekend at a hotel for my birthday because...... i don't know. i just do.) so on top of a weekend at the little america downtown with my favorite friends, i invited 40 friends to dinner on saturday night. there's no such thing as a restaurant that can host a group of 41, but i ignored that detail and invited anyway, because i deserve it.
when wayyyy more people rsvp'd than i imagined would (who likes me that much anyway?) i asked bestie jen to call and adjust the reservation for me - i was afraid! she was met with the expected "a group that big is considered and event and we don't do events on weekends" and she was like, "you're right. aubry's birthday is An Event." and that pretty well sums up the weekend. it was An Event and lived up to everything i wanted it to be. all my friends in one place, good food, and lots of laughs.
02. i just bought myself the lulie wallace calendar.
but i came across this gem and mineral one and i'm currently working through the justification process for both ("you deserve two calendars! you're a working girl who needs to know the dates of the month at work AND at home!")
or, i may just order the cards and create a precious stone shrine in a corner of my house somewhere.
p.s. i love florals in an odd way that i never thought possible in my growing up life. i love old lady florals. bright and gaudy and competing with three other florals in all the same place. if you know me in real life, this is strange.
03. i will hack this anthro garland.
i bought sheets of felt at the craft store, enough for thirty feet of garland for both me and holly. helllo saturday afternoon!
04. i'm going to be on studio 5.
on monday. talking about felt balls. it's my television debut and i'll say balls, like, forty three times in three minutes. who ever would have thought?