Friday, I had the day off work because we had his and hers dentist appointments (I had a cavity, boo). I then had an appointment at the salon. It had been a while since I did a little more than a trim. So I went in for the whole she bang-a shape up & a highlight. I love it. I keep singing the line from the song Platinum by Miranda Lambert, "What doesn't kill you, only makes you blonder."
That evening Mom and I headed over to Spirited Art to do a little painting. I had had my eyes on this particular painting for a while. At first, I didn't like my painting, but after I stopped staring at it up close, I really loved it. It is now proudly hanging on my wall.
I didn't do much on Saturday, I actually ended up working a few hours, but our morning started out eventful. I took Link outside to do his business, and he spotted a bird a few yards in front of him. He pounced! I thought surely the bird would fly off in time. But Link hopped up, and caught the bird mid-air! I was stunned! Soon he was shaking it all around! I told him to drop it, and he did. Luckily, the bird was still alive, but he couldn't fly, and his wing looked injured. I brought the dog in, and I went to wake up Adam, I didn't know what to do. Adam put him in a box, and we called the Wildlife hotline. We had to wait a while for them to call back. It took about an hour, but he finally hopped out of the box, and when we went to check on him an hour later, he had flown off. I think he was just stunned.
But I am just as shocked at what Link did, as I am impressed. Link Marten, the bird slayer.
I started my birthday off by taking my 4th Pure Barre Class. I treated myself to new, grippy socks! Love the saying, nice shaking. I feel like I'm embarrassing myself less and less during class, but I am still struggling to maintain perfect form, but I'm getting there! Afterwards, I went for a 3 mile run. Running after Pure Barre, works out pretty well, as Pure Barre stretches out your muscles (I snapped this Athens City Limit sign picture on my outing). After all that working out, I treated myself to a coconut covered chocolate donut. A wonderful birthday treat!
I showered after my long morning of working out, I put on a pretty dress and posed in the den (I don't try to include Link in every photo, but he is just a ham). We drove West for a half hour, to eat at Daniella's in the Park at Joe Wheeler State Park. My mother goes all the time, but we never had tried it. The view was beautiful, and we got to sit by the window, watching it rain on the river. We both enjoyed the food, especially the waffle bar.
When we got home, it was time for my birthday gift. I opened a box, and it was empty, except for a clue, that had a picture of a castle, that said look elsewhere. I soon figured out the castle meant Disney, and I checked my DVD shelf, to find a wrapped DVD sitting there. It was the Blu-ray copy of Beauty of the Beast! I was so excited, because I needed this one for my collection, but it is currently in "the vault" and pretty pricey. I immediately watched it, before taking a nap, and watching some Mad Men with Adam.
It was a low-key birthday, but the older I get, the more I prefer that. Just some one on one time with the ones I love most.
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