Czarina turned 24 today! I woke up late this morning at quarter to 9 and jumped out of bed to make my 9 o'clock cardio kickboxing class. (I've made the commitment to go to the gym 6 days a week this year.) After that class finished I decided to stay for yoga at 10, thinking I'd have enough time to shower and get ready for her birthday lunch at Uncle Julio's. So mistaken. Instead of showering and changing I decided that buying an embarrassing display of balloons was more important. On a crazy time crunch, I literally twiddled my thumbs as the lady behind the counter slowly (we're talking sloth-like) inflated 12 latex balloons and 1 mylar balloon. I ran out of the store, carefully placed the gigantic balloon obstruction in my tiny car and sped home where I met my parents to head to the city. Needless to say, I rocked my yoga wear to Uncle Julio's. Oh yeah. Don't I look like I'm 12? See, not all women go to the gym with full on make-up. Eh.
How cute is she? She begged for us not to sing in the middle of restaurant but anyone who knows my family knows that we live to embarrass one another and there is no room to negotiate otherwise. She was mortified but she knows we love her. Happy Birthday TVB!
Since we were already in the area, the entire family split up and ran errands before meeting back at my sister's and Mike's apartment. Not so much the Crate and Barrel fanatic, I decided to go to Blick with my brother where I wandered the aisles like a kid in a candy store. I had to convince myself that I didn't need yet another Moleskine but...I decided to take up Watercoloring. Look at what all this free time is doing to me! So I bought some supplies and fancy watercolor paper in the hopes of exploring my creativity through painting. Isn't that exciting? Oh and, I ordered a trial from Rosetta Stone to begin learning French. :) There's so much I want to do and realized that there's no better time than right now to do them. Ah, it's good to be unemployed. As long as I have my gym membership and my car, I'm a happy girl.