Co-worker has a cake pop business on the side and they are AMAZING! I won a free order during our Christmas gift exchange and I requested Orange Creamsicle. I still have about ten in my fridge if anyone is interested.
Started the morning by donating blood. I try to go in every 3-4 months and it usually falls around my birthday.
After donating, I was going to go to the zoo but a cavalcade of strollers and SUVs diverted me to the mall instead. I had a freebie Starbucks drink that I was more than happy to indulge in.
To be clear, I never go to the mall, I don't particularly like going to the mall, and I don't particularly like spending money that I should be saving. I do, however, like feeling my age, looking professional, and tossing out all my old clothes from my closet. I got some majors deals and have been selling things online--otherwise this shopping extravaganza would never have happened.
Later that night, I went to dinner with two of my dear Florida friends and we ordered a little bit of everything from the Liberty menu including this Turtle Cheesecake.
And a few presents from my mom.....
And a card from one of my students which I just happened to get the day before my birthday!
I have to say, for my first birthday in Columbia, it wasn't too shabby. The weather here has been gorgeous so each day I wake up to light flooding in to my little apartment, slowly encouraging me to workout, take time to eat breakfast in the morning, and get a good start to the day.
Oh! And here is the update on my 31 Things to Complete Before Turning 32 List! I made some significant progress but didn't get a chance to complete everything just yet.