So, it was my birthday a little over two weeks ago.
I didn’t get to take the day of from work, but my co-workers took me out to a nice birthday lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and I go my first piece of birthday cake of the day – Original New York Cheesecake. Yum.
Later, I came home to a bunch of birthday cards and packages.
You know, the fact that I usually can’t celebrate my birthday with the people that are near and dear to my heart sucks on a regular basis, but a huge pile of birthday mail usually makes partially up for it.
I got a beautiful necklace from my dear friend Kim. I mean, could you think of any pendants that would suit me more than a (half) globe and a camera? I know. It’s perfection!
I received the book “Photoshop for Dummies”, which was actually on my Amazon Wishlist and I am so glad my friend snatched it up for me :) Now I have to get serious with my new Photoshop CS5!
My friend from Australia sent me this very nice gift set from L’Occitane. If you know me, you know I love the L’Occitane stuff, which in turn means that my friend knows me very well!
My parents and sister pitched in to help me upgrade my camera. I think I am going to go with this additional lens.
J got me an electric bread knife (which might seem unimaginative to some, but if you know my love for bread and are aware of the fact that I had complained about not being able to cut even slices from a fresh loaf of bread with a regular knife, you’ll understand that J had listened very carefully to what my little heart truly desired!) and he took me out to dinner over the weekend.
We also had a nice movie night on my actual birthday and (finally!) watched “Inception”. Loved the movie!
There were also a few more presents that are not pictured here… a book, a photo album, cosmetics, gift cards, and a whole bunch of birthday cards and emails.
Thank you all for thinking about me on my birthday! It did make me feel special.