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30 for 30

30 Bound

I am just over a month away from the big three-oh.

It’s a big birthday! No more twenty-something for me. Another decade passed. Another decade begun.

Between me and all of you, I’m actually kind of looking forward to it. I can’t even explain it in a way that makes sense. I’m just optimistic that my 30s will be great… and I am sticking with that optimism.

No big plans as of yet for my birthday. Luckily, so far, it seems my husband will be home for it. It’s a wait and see if that holds or not. You never know with this crazy business. It wouldn’t be the first time he’s missed my birthday due to a gig, and I always understand. But this one is special. This one is 30. More than ever, I want him here to celebrate if at all possible!

I’ve been having a little fun lately. I decided for giggles to make a wish list for my birthday. When I was a kid, I’d make a list for my birthday just like at Christmas. Things I want for my birthday. I’ve not made a list like that in a long time, so I thought it would be fun for this one. As I got started I decided that, to take it to the next level, I’d make it a list of 30 items. 30 for 30.

Believe it or not, it was actually very challenging. I’m not good at asking for stuff. Especially now that I’ve gotten good at tightening the belt. If its not absolutely necessary, then its not really worth looking at getting.

So, this really did take me about three days to put together. I added a little bit of everything in the end. Everything from a little silly to silly expensive. Some of these are specifically what I want. Others are just ideas.

So here it is in fancy widget-form thanks to Amazon.com… my birthday list.

Mostly for my own amusement.

Oh okay, it never hurts to throw it out there, right?


Fall is…

We’ve officially entered fall, my favorite time of year. I love this season more than the rest for so many reasons.

Fall is…Fall leaves

  • cool temperatures.
  • warm colors.
  • pumpkin patches.
  • corn mazes.
  • Oktoberfest… both the festival and the beer!
  • birthdays galore (including my own!).
  • Pumpkin Spiced Latte and Carmel Apple Cider at Starbucks.
  • Football!
  • festivals and county fairs.
  • open windows during the day.
  • hot chocolate at night.
  • Halloween and Thanksgiving.
  • Columbus Day and Veterans Day.
  • trick-or-treat!
  • turkey and dressing.
  • chili, stew and cornbread.
  • sweaters and scarves.
  • hayrides.
  • tailgating.
  • laughter and new memories.
  • the best time of the year!!!!