Monday, March 11, 2013


photo taken of the March calendar made by The Indigo Bunting

Saturday was my 29th birthday.  At first I thought, 29... that's not a special number.  Mike had to work all day, so I knew I had to spend the whole day by myself, which also seemed pretty boring.  But I was so wrong about all of that!

I started the morning off with a walk through my neighborhood.  And because it was a Saturday, there were no cars whizzing by, or neighborhood construction banging and clanking going on.  And I, too, was not whizzing.  Usually my walks are brisk.  I only have so much time in a day to get a little exercise in.  This time it felt so nice, and noticeably more satisfying, to simply amble along.

IMG_1239  We had just gotten hail the day before (!!!), and Saturday was supposed to be more rain and clouds.  But it turned out to be one of the most gorgeous days ever!  Not a cloud in the sky.  And because of the rain the day before, the L.A. air was actually clean and fresh.  I could take in long, slow breaths and not feel like I was doing my body more harm than good.  The insects were going crazy!  I made friends with a hummingbird...

Spotted these two lovebirds keeping watch next to, what I'm assuming, was their nest.


The bees and butterflies were all over this wild flower that smelled delicious.  

And a cool breeze blew over all the wild nasturtium and yellow flowers and bright green grasses (see photos below).

I came home and planted some green onion, and yellow cala lilly bulbs I got from my mother.  It felt good to get out in the damp earth.  I was so happy to start working on my garden again (it's been a little neglected over the past year).

Then I got the most amazing Hydrafacial ever at Argyle Salon + Spa from Jaclyn.  It's so expensive (mreow), but I was lucky and got a great deal through Gilt City -- woo hoo!

Then I settled down at home with a glowing face and had a glass of white wine and watched Amelie -- a great girl birthday movie!  (And of course a great anytime movie for anyone!)

I ended the magical day with a mellow dinner with my nearest and dearest. I couldn't have thought of a better way to end my birthday....

And about that 29 being a dumb number/age thing?  The receptionist at the spa, who also just turned 29, told me that he plans on making this year "the blast of all blasts".  He pointed out how our 30's are going to be great...we know that already.  But here we are in our last year of our 20's.  Now's a great time to do all the crazy stuff we've been wanting to do, but haven't done yet.  I think I really needed to hear this because I was planning on lying for a year, and telling everyone I was still 28.  But now I'm actually really proud to be 29!  'Why' you ask?  Because I've given myself a goal... or a 'Bucket List', you might say, of things I want to do before I turn 30.

-  Put out my new album at the beginning of Summer
-  Get a webseries going (more on that later!)
-  Go skydiving
-  See the "O" Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas (I really really want to see this!!!)
-  Go snorkeling in Kaua'i again

That's it.  A pretty simple bucket list, but one I'm excited to start checking off.  Are any of you 29, or have been 29, and have/had a special way of looking at it?  Do any of you have bucket lists in general?  

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