The Adventures of an Aussie Girl in Albuquerque

The adventures of an Aussie girl living in the American Southwest...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Older and Wiser?

On Sunday I joined the "Oh my god, it's only two years until I turn 30" club. I had a great day, although Brad wouldn't even let me win mini-golf (and he didn't just win, he killed me by about 10 shots). For dinner, we went to P.F. Changs our favourite Chinese restaurant (almost as good as Master Wok back in Werribee). I also got some great presents and I want to thank everyone who sent stuff from back home - I know that postage isn't cheap!

From Brad I got perfume (Beyond Paradise) and a couple of books. I've started reading one of the books "1000 Places to See Before You Die" and I love it. The only problem is.... I want see it all! Actually, I've only read about 10 entries so far (it starts in England) and they all sound so good. I mean, they're places I've never even heard of but now I want to go (as well as all the other places on my list). Maybe it wasn't such a good idea to get this book!

Some of the other gifts I got included clothes, book & bookmark, body products, dvds, locket and knitting bag. Thank you to everyone!

In knitting news, I finished the watermelon hat for Charlotte (I'll post some photos before I send it). I also ripped back my icarus shawl AGAIN but this time I'm back on track (yes, I'm sure). This year we've decided to send back our Christmas presents economy parcel post which takes about 4-6 weeks (I think you can see where I'm heading with this). That's right, we have to have our Christmas presents organised by the end of October (only about 9 weeks). That means that I need to do some serious Christmas knitting between now and then. I finished a small knitted gift for Jo and have ordered some yarn to make a cardigan for Charlotte. There are a few other gifts on my list but I guess they are going to remain secret until Christmas.

Finally, we bought tickets to see the Rolling Stones in October! I can't wait. The funny thing is dad told me he saw the Rolling Stones when they came to Australia before he and mum were married. Almost 40 years ago!

5 Comments:

  • At 10:05 AM, Blogger Bohemia said…

    Oh MY GOD, Really ,really i like this blog....your Crazy Adventures,all...
    Congratulations....

     
  • At 10:08 AM, Blogger Bohemia said…

    Hi....and i love the rolling stones.....
    I love it...
    see you..

     
  • At 2:32 PM, Blogger Javajem said…

    Hi! I can't reply to your messages to my blog - because I can't see your email - but I would love to meet up with you next week. You mentioned you'd be at Satellite coffee shop next week - but I don't know which day!

    You can email me at javajem@yahoo.com

    Thanks!!
    Jody

     
  • At 7:58 AM, Blogger meg said…

    Happy B'day Rebecca! (And I just joined the 'OMG, I am two years OLDER than 30 club')

    Can't wait to see your hat, and the book sounds fantastic! Better skip ahead to the Southwest United States while you can!

     
  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger Jenny said…

    happy belated birthday! i know EXACTLY how you feel- that hit me last summer at a year and a half away from thirty, and courtney is STILL teasing me.

    see you tomorrow!

     

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