I love my birthday. And I celebrate all month long! September 1 comes around and every good thing that happens becomes part of birthday month surprises and celebrations.
Today really was a pretty good day.
I finally got to this Zumba class that more than one person had told me was the best class in Columbus. This class was huge. Probably 120 people and it was like being in the club. It was dark, there were disco ball and club lights. Randomly people from the audience got up on the stage and “werked it” (I use quotations because I am assured this is what it is called – not because I would ever call it that) with the instructors. I don’t know if that’s prearranged or they just feel the spirit inside of them. Regardless, it was a workout, it was dancing, it was fun!
I got cleaned up and then met my mom’s cousin and her husband for a late lunch. They are a super fun couple and it’s nice to see family, albeit family that is a first cousin once removed. They live about 40 minutes north of Columbus and we chatted for a couple hours. I won’t let so long go by before hanging out with them again. At the end of lunch, my cousin was making a list of men he thought he could fix me up with. I’m not quite ready for all of that, but that didn’t prevent him from texting me pictures of some of his top contenders. :)
I made a stop at TJ Maxx and Target to look for a lamp for the bedroom, which I did not find. I did find the PERFECT curtains, a couple throw pillows and the curtain rods for my bedroom. I didn’t get much of that room put back together yesterday, so came home to get it done so I could stop sleeping in the guest room and get back to my new grown up bedroom. The curtains and curtains rods were an awesome find. It was destiny. The curtain rods were a clearance item, marked down to $18 a piece! That’s a steal. The curtains are the exact cream color as the wall, have just a little shimmer, and are really long which means they pool just a little on the floor, which I think looks kind of elegant.
I came home, installed curtain rods, hung the curtains, vacuumed the carpet, moved all the furniture back in, dusted, vacuumed some more, made the bed and set up a few accessories.
I am soooooo happy with it. It’s the feminine look I wanted, clean, good contrast with my espresso dressers and feels like an (almost) 35 year old woman lives in it.
Oh, and see that mirror? Same mirror I had before – here’s a reminder pic…
I painted the mirror frame. Annie Sloan Old White paint that I had leftover from the kitchen cabinets.
I need to find a way to do everything from this room.
Other awesome birthday month stuff:
I learned my car has automatic windshield wipers today – like they sense rain on the windshield and just start. I did not know I had this feature and it’s awesome.
The Unofficial Saved By The Bell movie is on Lifetime starting right now. Signing off to sit in my pretty new room and watch. Because that’s what classy almost 35 year olds do.