i woke up around ten this morning
#thankgod i work at 3
and surveyed my apartment for birthday debris.
amazingly, there was little.
philip and i clean well.
the biggest offender
was that someone had popped all the brussel sprouts out of the vegetarian quiche last night
and there were all these little brussel sprout shaped crevices all over the top of the quiche.
i baked it back up and ate it anyway. :)
the birthday was WONDERFUL.
originally, we planned on going camping this weekend, but it didn't work out.
we hosted V.3 of the Monday Night Dinner Series,
which, just happened to coincide with my birthday.
screamed the invitation
and breakfast we did have.
Philip and I spent two days preparing!
Sunday was brunch
a trip to his parents' house
where he baked three cakes for my triple layer cake, (mango, pineapple, banana with strawberry-banana icing,)
and we painted dining room chairs in the garage all afternoon.
Monday was equally busy
and lovingly blessed, being my actual birthday,
thrift-store shopping for baking and serving ware
back to loveland for the chairs
picked up an additional rug and lamps from his parents' basement
home to unload
philip's apartment, to pick up cooking things
home to arrange, bake, cook, plan, clean, and party!
the party was BEAUTIFUL
and i had such a gorgeous birthday.
23 was an interesting year
a year of solid ground and patient foundation building
24 starts me yearning for life
yearning for passion, love, and theatre.
i'm re-writing the course of my life, now
deciding and choosing who i want to be.
24 is going to be one of the best years of my life, i can feel it.