Then Tuesday was my 'birthday' -- (my actual birthday was pretty shitty, as I was so depressed I slept through it and most of the next day as well) my partner and I celebrated by going to all kinds of lovely places. First my partner took me by the post office to send off Hannah's very belated birthday present, and then we went to my fav Mexican restaurant and had de-licious food! Then to Hobby Lobby to get my CATGIRL POSTER which my partner ordered framing for for my Christmas present -- it looks amazing! The two workers there came out to see the poster off, heh, they both loved it. (one, named Rebecca, was hoping I'd forget about it so she could keep it, heh) Next we went to a new coffeeshop/bookstore which I found online, but that was disappointing because they had mostly pricey new books and poopyshit coffee, so we stopped by a Starbucks on our way to the next place. The car (oh yeah we have a new car btw, heh -- poor thing is still unnamed so I'm waiting to post about him) went to sleep (battery connectors got loose or something) and freaked my partner out, so he wanted to go home. But I meditated/prayed and sensed it would be fine, so he agreed to put aside his worry and we went on (and it was indeed fine). We went to this AMAZING books /crystals /magic /spiritual /fae /EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL shop called Phoenix and Dragon -- I was in serious awe. Everything was so glorious, and the energy of the place was so positive! Oh, and they had this natural-shape wooden chair which was beyond beautiful -- the most enchanting throne! And unlike most shops in that vein, they put fair prices on their items. I was too busy staring and gasping to take photos, and my partner was worried about traffic so we only stayed a minute (he promised we'd go back on Sunday, and I'll try to get some photos then).
Then we went home and I made Sylvia (my car) jewelry while he floofed around on the computer. Before the light turned we went to this tree nearby which is SO HUGE and gorgeous, so that I could take photos because I am very worried that it is going to be killed -- it's at the entrance to a new neighborhood. Earlier we passed a massacre site that used to be forest, and I started crying and felt sick to my stomach. How can they do that? Why are they so disrespectful? it is not necessary to kill everything -- you could just clear enough space, rather than destroying everything and then building on top of the wreckage. I feel so sorry for the baby trees that get planted in land imbued with such negative, destructive, selfish energy. No wonder they always look depressed -- it isn't just the exhaust they're forced to breathe.
Anyway, we went home and I finished Sylvia's jewelry and hung it in her, then went out on my own because my partner was in an odd, irritable mood. I went to Ross and found an amazing bra (that I actually like! *shock!*) and 3 tops (one of my goals this year is to decorate myself more), then went to Jo Ann Etc. and got a pattern for palazzo pants (because I recently found a seamstress, yay!) and some amaaaaaaaaaazing fabric which I am hoping to get made into a duster.
Thursday I got up early, which is miraculous in itself, and because of that I was able to get in contact with fionavere and meet her on her way through Atlanta! I drove into the city alone, which is a very big deal for me, and I didn't even get very nervous. I'm really happy about that, as it fulfilled several of my goals in one swoop -- getting more comfortable driving new places alone, making ATL more my city, and most importantly meeting an lj friend! Anyway, we had lunch/coffee together while her two little ones amused themselves (I was impressed at how well-behaved they were! and they got along so well) and the time just flew by as we talked about everything from spirituality to politics to education. The one thing I was not prepared for was how freaking gorgeous she is in person! She's a fellow curvygirls member so I've seen plenty of photos, but in person her self just shines through so much more -- she's beautiful in photos but utterly stunning in person. At the end of the lunch she invited me to come visit her in FL, which I definitely intend to do. Not sure when, but maybe as soon as April! There's just so many people I want to go visit and I don't have the funds for everyone, dammit.
me and Katie!