Monday, April 20, 2009

My Birthday Weekend

I had a really great birthday weekend! Friday evening when My Sweetie got home, he never came in the house, so I walked through the garage and found him in the front yard and asked, "What are you doing?" He answered in a very hushed voice, "There's a bunny." I ran in to get the camera and finally after all these years got a good picture of one of our yard bunnies:
We had originally planned to go to Main Street Arts Festival on Saturday, so my daughter could go, because she works from 3:00 p.m. to midnight every day except Saturday and Wednesday, but Saturday was drizzly and overcast so I came up with a plan B. I asked her to take me on a shop and hop. The original plan was to go to Marshall's then to Chili's for a beer then to Target, then to Papa G's for a beer, but we found everything we needed at Marshall's so we just hopped over to Chili's. I was in desperate need of summer tops and picked 7 to try on and liked 6 of the 7. I think that's a record. Also all 6 tops totaled $98. Two were Polo, one was a Calvin Klein and one was a New York and Company. What a deal! You gotta love Marshall's. My Sweetie took this picture just as we were heading out:
Today (Sunday) My Sweetie and I headed to the Main Street Arts Festival along with about twelve billion other people. It was a really nice day - perfect for being outside. I made a little movie to give you some sights and sounds of it. The video is two minutes long, which is an eon in this day and age of twitter and short attention spans, but if you have time, I hope you can watch it and get a sense of the fun of Main Street:

video
Oh, and instead of thinking that today I am two years away from 50, I've decided to celebrate my birthday as The 30th Anniversary Of The Day I Turned 18.

18 comments:

XUP said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for letting us share in a bit of the fun. That old Steely Dan tune at the end took me back to a date much closer to the anniversary of my 18th birthday. (The giant bobbing animals were kind of scary)

raino said...

happy belated. great photos but i have to say i especially love the bunny!

Jocelyn said...

Awesome weekend--and happy birthday, lovely (btw, I kind of adore that you have, em, leeeetle scars on your eyelids).

Marshall's rules, for sure.

ticknart said...

Like everyone else who's coming by today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

And today being what it is, do you ever like to think that tons of people are celebrating your birthday in their own special, smoked hazed way?

ticknart said...

Also, yard bunnies are almost as cool as the pond turtles you photographed at the state fair, but neither are as cool as fireflies sparking in the street.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I like your "take" on your Birthday....A Fun Idea!
My fsvorite thing in the Video was that Sphere turning continually...A Lovely piece of ART!
A VERY VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR 18th BIRTHDAY....!

Gnightgirl said...

Happy Belated, what a nice weekend!

Carole said...

Happy Birthday to you Gee!!

Sounds like you had a great birthday weekend. Love the pic of you and daughter together. Beautiful!
You made a great 2 minute video. I'm looking forward to making it the the Main Street Arts Festival next year...with the other 12,000,000,000 people. hee hee

The bunnies are so cute, but they are eating my daisies!! I've heard sprinkling garlic can help, but my luck, they'll be Italian bunnies and enjoy the daisies all the more. Ha!

Again...Happy Happy Birthday!! I'll see you a little later today.

Ian Lidster said...

One of the many things I like about you is that you know how to have fun.

And happy birthday to you.

geewits said...

Xup,
~~There was LOTS of scary art. One whole booth looked like an episode of "The Twilight Zone," but there was lots of beautiful things, too.

Raino,
~~You're not "belated". My birthday is today! And thanks.

Jocelyn,
~~Okay, it just sounded like you were a little tough on plastic surgery on your post.

Ticknart,
~~Fireflies would be better any day than birthday candles!

Naomi,
~~You would have loved it there. Some of the artwork was so gorgeous, I felt like I was in a museum.

GnightGirl,
~~My birthday is Today - you're right on time.

Carole,
~~I still can't believe you guys have never been. Now you have to wait a whole year. Italian bunnies. hee hee.

Ian,
~~It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.-Dr. Seuss

Big Brother said...

Happy b'day geewits... hey your still young, it's the heart that counts. Also I really like your strategy for shopping... shop a bit then a beer, shop then beer, shop then another beer. I could really get into shopping like that, especially if it was Guinness. ;o)

geewits said...

BB,
~~That's the only way to shop!

Scarlet said...

Happy Birthday to you! I love the video clip and the way they sang "Hey, 19!" to YOU at the end! Sweeet! ;)

The bunny photo is precious, btw...and your daughter's a cutie pie! You both have great hair!

Jammie J. said...

Happy Anniversary of your 18th birthday -- cool way to look at it!

What a fun (early) birthday present, to finally get a good picture of your yard bunny! I always love it when I finally get a good picture of something I've been trying to get for awhile. :)

And the Main Street Art Festival looks like it was a lot of fun... so glad you had a good weather day to go and enjoy it.

Yep, Marshall's rocks.

geewits said...

Scarlet,
~~My daughter is actually a natural redhead and those are her natural curls.She doesn't have to do anything to her hair. Must be nice, eh?

Jammie,
~~Thanks. Yes it was all good.

Jazz said...

Ooohhhhhh I want to go to Tx and go to Marshalls with you. I wanna shop and get deals. And see bunnies. I'm sick of washing and painting - and I haven't even started painting. That's tomorrow....

I'd rather shop.

geewits said...

Jazz,
~~Come on DOWN!

VioletSky said...

Ya, so this is my 30th anniversary of turning 21.

That street festival looks a lot of fun.