Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Birthday Part III - The Finale

It's now March 31st, but oddly enough, I was still celebrating my birthday as of this afternoon. The Fed-Ex man arrived at about 3pm and with a ring of the doorbell and some quick unwrapping, I had a Bocce pizza ready for my oven! Yes, that's right, Joe had ordered a Bocce pizza for us to enjoy as a part of my birthday celebration. To say I was excited would be an understatement! I couldn't wait to pop the pizza in the oven and taste that sweet Bocce sauce again.

We decided to bake only half the pizza and save the other half for another week; but I'll be dreaming about that Bocce's in my freezer until then.
I took some pictures of the beautiful flowers Joe bought me as well as some of the cards that were sent to me. I received a few cards yesterday as well as today. Speaking of yesterday, Joe and I spent a good part of the morning and afternoon shopping in Manhattan - how fun!! We even stopped at Magnolia Bakery for a pair of cupcakes! They were delicious, although very sweet. I especially liked peering through the window and watching the bakers frost the cupcakes, all while licking the frosting off my own little treat! If you've never been to Magnolia I would definitely recommend going, you can't get a better cupcake in the city!
And tomorrow, another special day! It's now almost midnight and I just finished going over my thesis one last time before printing out three copies to deliver to the MA department tomorrow morning. A bit of nervousness and excitement are both lingering around still, despite the exhaustion my body is feeling from trying to fulfill my 40 hour work week and finish this last lag of school. I've put off planning as much of the wedding as possible until this task was complete and so as of tomorrow, I'll be set to start planning the remainder of our event (in moderation of course, as I still have classes to finish in the next month).
When Joe gets back from Italy I plan to get back on the ball and write a few more Brooklyn related articles, and hopefully spend more time really making this my home. It's been tricky, trying to juggle school, work, home, wedding and all in a new area - so it will be nice to be done with school at least!

If you have not checked out SweetScarlett's blog recently, she's updated! I am so lucky to have a Mom who is so tech savvy! It amazes me the things she accomplishes with her blog and I hope that I can make mine just as nice.