Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Goodbye 20's

Hello 30!  Yes, today is officially my birthday.  Not just any old birthday.  It's my 30th. 

What did I get?

This beautiful lamp for our living room!

The Parson's desk got a new buddy! 

I desperately needed this filing cabinet!

Oh, and I won $5 from this scratch off!  I never win from them!

There were other gifts like gift cards, Dairy Queen ice cream cake, and an awesome dinner at one of my favorite Polish restuarants.

All in all, I had a great birthday!

Remember the goals I sent at the beginning of the month.  Well, those did not go so well.  Kidney Stones took up two weeks of my birthday month.  So, needless to say, not a whole lot was accomplished.  But, I would still like to reflect:

1.) Organize our basement

Well, I would say we have gotten a GREAT start at this!

This area was so packed with junk before!  Unfortunately, with moving things, we discovered a couple problems that need to be addressed, such as cracks in the walls and condensation under the floor tiles.  They are pretty easy fixes, thank god. 

We even picked out a paint color!

2.) Be able to run a 2 miles without stopping

Well, no running was able to take place because of the stones.  So I had to take the month off.

3.) Lose 10lbs

How discouraging is this...I gained 12lbs after being in the hospital for two days.  It was from all the IV fluids at the hospital.  But I went back to my regular weight a week later.

4.) Have a garage sale

This one I did accomplish!!  We even sold a couple items on Craigslist!  We didn't make a ton of money, but the important part is we got rid of a lot of our clutter and made some people happy.

5.) Start my own Etsy shop.

Of course, I had no time to devote to this.  I would like to extend this into the summer to take my time on it and make sure I am putting my best work out there.

Well, there you have it!  I am happy with what I was able to do in a short period of time and looking forward to working on the goals I was not able to do throughout the summer.
Happy Birthday to me!


Scientific Housewife said...

Happy Birthday! You got some great presents and I just started my Etsy shop last week and it was a lot of work!

Kristi W @ Life at the Chateau Whitman said...

Happy birthday! And don't be discouraged about the other stuff. Sometimes life gets in the way of our plans, but there's no better time than now to get back on the running plan and create your Etsy store! :)

The Brick Cottage said...

Happy Birthday! And welcome to the 30 club--it's exclusive, you know!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Happy Birthday! I think you did an excellent job with your goals, especially considering how much time you lost. And that lamp is fantastic!

About Us: said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like it was a special one. Cheers.

MeredithDuck said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Glad you're feeling better!

elizabeth said...

have a wonderful birthday!!! make sure you eat lot's of cake!!!
Anxious to see your etsy shop - what are you planning on selling -
can't wait to see!!

Hug someone today too

Danielle and Clint said...

Thanks everyone!! You are all too kind to welcome me into my 30's...

Elizabeth - Hey girlie! I am planning on selling photography and possibly so other kinds of art I have created in the past and present.

Alexis L., The Studioist said...

Happy birthday! I'm working on my by-30 to-do list (I've got 10 months) and it's gratifying to see someone who has recently gracefully crossed the threshold. Congrats.

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday! Love your presents, that lamp is beautiful! And how great that you accomplished most of your goals!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Happy Birthday!!

Mrs. Chic said...

Happy Birthday - dosn't 30 yrs old feel great! :) I love your lamp very pretty, enjoy yuor day!

Kim at Yellow Brick Home said...

Add my birthday wishes to the list! Have a wonderful (new) year!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Welcome to the 30 club :) Love the new lamp!

Eva @ the nerdy nest said...

Happy Birthday! Congrats on taking on your 30th with grace and style! I like the color for your nice and tidy basement and that lamp is to die for!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Happy birthday! That new lamp is fabulous, and the DQ cake is right up there! :) Glad you had a good day.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Happy Birthday! (Sorry for showing up a little late to the party.) Looks like you had a great day.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I'm also late, I'm having a hard time keeping up with things these days! Happy belated bday, you will love your thirties - at least I hope so, because I'm in them as well! ha

Anonymous said...

Hi Happy belated birthday!!
Just HAVE to know where you got that file drawer?