Picture Pages and My Birthday Wish!

Today’s post is a smattering of pictures from the past few weeks and Click my birthday wish at the bottom. 🙂 Enjoy!

Rearranged my bedroom and made a new "sanctuary" in the corner for reading and writing. I am in love with it!

Rearranged my bedroom and made a new “sanctuary” in the corner for reading and writing. I am in love with it!

My sweetie's birthday - dinner at Los Amigos followed by games and Moscow Mules at 41st Street Pub & Aircraft Sales topped off with karaoke at Bourbon Street

My sweetie’s birthday – dinner at Los Amigos followed by games and Moscow Mules at 41st Street Pub & Aircraft Sales topped off with karaoke at Bourbon Street

Loft Warming party at Sarah's. Beautiful loft for a beautiful girl!

Loft Warming party at Sarah’s. Beautiful loft for a beautiful girl!

Birthday party at Parkside Cafe for the talented and gorgeous Clair

Birthday party at Parkside Cafe for the talented and gorgeous Clair

Snow falling during Alabama Bloggers lunch at Silvertron Cafe

Snow falling during Alabama Bloggers lunch at Silvertron Cafe

"Unchained" tour coming through Birmingham.

“Unchained” tour coming through Birmingham.

Christmas broom

My beautiful handmade broom that was a Christmas present from one of my most favorite gals on the planet. The corn straw is dyed in vats, hand wrapped and sewn, and the handle is hand-turned, glazed, embedded with marbles by hand. And it’s purple! Check out this amazing artist here.

Millie in blanket

Where’s Millie?

So there you have it. Pictures from the past few weeks and my birthday wish.

As you may know, one of my goals for 2013 is to ride a bike again. Well, I’ve realized that it would be a tremendous asset to me if I actually OWNED a bike in order to reach that goal. I have found a wonderful bike already ready sitting at Cahaba Cycles. It’s a 7-speed purple (yay!) Electra Townie with a basket and bell already added. All it’s missing is purple handlebar streamers. 😉 This is perfect for those days when Millie and I want to cruise down to the park with our blanket, notebooks, music, and fruit. You all are welcome to join us any time!

This beautiful bike is a little out of my price range at $650. That is a lot, I know, but it seems to be around the norm for a good bike (I had no idea). My 38th birthday is coming up in a few weeks – February 8th. I am asking friends and family to consider donating to the cost of the bike in lieu of presents or parties. For those of you who donate, I will thank you publicly in the sidebar of this here blog, link to yours, repay you in hugs, and make something homemade for you.

I am really focused on my fitness this year. I want to lose 100 lbs, ride a bike again, work out more, etc. I’ve enrolled in 2 weight loss challenges already this year and this bike would help greatly with all of those goals..once I learn how to get back on the saddle again. It has been over 20 years – probably closer to 30 – since I rode a bike. It’s going to take some practice, some scraped knees (again), and a lot of determination. I have it. Now I need the hardware to execute it.

If you would like to help me reach this goal and contribute to the bike, please visit my fundraising page here: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/Birthday-Wish-A-Bike-/39870

Thank you so much for your help! As always,

Love yourself.
Find peace inside.
Share happiness.

You may also like...

2 Responses

  1. Wade Smith says:

    Sorry I had to miss the birthday. Looks like y’all had a lot of fun! Carrie and I have been doing a lot of riding lately, so you’re always welcome to take a ride with us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: