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Birthday recap.

My birthday didn’t go exactly as planned, but it was fun anyhow.

First of all, it was a lovely day. I live down the road from an IHOP and I originally assumed that National Pancake Day was on my birthday again as it had been for the last few years. Since discovering it wasn’t, I signed up for the Pancake Revolution so I could still get my free breakfast. We were going to walk, but the wind hadn’t picked up yet when we headed out so we drove.

After all the delicious carbs I needed a nap. And because Hutch was here to play with Gaia I got one. A rarity in this house, and very appreciated. Then I woke up at 1:30 so we could go catch The Secret World of Arrietty.

The movie was adorable. I really loved Ponyo and Howl’s Moving Castle is another one of my faves. I’m actually not a big fan of anime, but Hayao Miyazaki holds a special place in my heart.

After the movie we came home. Melissa texted me letting me know she’d gotten sick and wouldn’t be making the drive for my B-day dinner & drinks, so Hutch parked with Miss Gaia and I cleaned the house. I met up with them at the park when I was done, and then we snuggled and watched some Wonder Pets. Hutch headed home around 7. I sewed a bit, then when Gaia’s dad got home I headed to Panera and ordered my favorite: Broccoli & Cheddar soup in a bread bowl. I then spent two hours writing out essay answers from my study guide until I could no longer spell correctly. Came home, played some video games with my new headset, and passed out.

I got tons of mail yesterday, too. I finally got my Zoya matte black polish and today I painted my nails while getting the transmission fluid flush on my husband’s car.

This is what happened though: I was lusting over this polish because I really loved this look Chloe did with her matte black. She used her topcoat for the tips, but I decided I was going to use my Sinful Colors glittery black for my tips. When I did them they looked fabulous! I should have taken a picture then…

Anyhow, so I waited an hour or two and then I decided “they’re totally dry enough to play with snaps.” It was my first time making boys’ lounge pants and since I still don’t know how to make button holes I decided a snap would do just as well for the front closure part. So I get the first half on perfect. Horray! Then I double check to make sure I grabbed the matching back piece, but the snap is too secure so I have to dig my nails into the snap to pull it off. No bueno. The tips of my pretty nails were still gooey and so I ruined them. *Cry cry.*

I’m one of those people that’s too impatient to start over when I mess up my nails, so I just redid the tips and now they’re a bit clunky looking. Oh well. I know I can do it now so I’ll try again some other time. If I feel like I can’t wear them in public tomorrow, I’ll just slap on some Fairy Dust before class. (Glitter solves everything.)



  1. The nail polish is awesome! I’m your new follower on Linky. I’d love if you can follow me back πŸ˜€

    Witha @

  2. I feel your pain; I ALWAYS mess my nails up if I paint them. It’s a huge pet peeve that I do it at all, so I never paint my nails usually. I have them painted right now but only because my husband for Valentine’s day bought me a spa package and it included a pedicure and surprisingly the nail polish is still on.

    It sounds like you still had a pretty good birthday even though it didn’t go as planned. πŸ™‚

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