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09 July 2013 @ 08:56 pm
Birthday starts now  
Chris got home and I officially consider it the start of my birthday celebration. I am off the protein diet today. I'm looking forward to indulging tomorrow. It's going to be awesome! Busy day. First we'll feed the birds, then take the trash to the dump. Remember I love going out there because of the big field and pond they have. Usually there's lots of lovely wild life. I hope I see a gator. Then we'll have a light breakfast and head out to visit earthmother45 for a little in the morning. Then we're going to Marie Selby Botanical Garden in Sarasota. I haven't been there since 2011. This time I'll have my awesome HD video camera with me. Then we'll have lunch or dinner at a Red Lobster and I'll have their chocolate cake. I don't usually care much for cakes and I'm not a huge fan of chocolate. I'm not one of those girls that craves it. But I did have it a few years ago and am in the mood for something more traditional. I prefer pies like key lime and lemon meringue. I'll be having one of those when I go up north so I'm holding out til then.

Speaking of my trip next week. I'm very excited. I wrote up a list today of what all I need to take. Whenever I think of something I write it down. Even if it's simple stuff that I thought, "I won't forget that." You never know. Even something like "toothbrush" could be easily forgotten in a rush. I need to pull out my smallest luggage and make sure it's clean and not too big. I'm going to try to pack light but stuff everything possible and reasonable into a small bag.

I've gotten some awesome gifts already too. samanthafalco Got me an adorable blue and gold macaw plushy. Check this out!

I opened it today and was thrilled! I had no idea. I knew it was some kind of cute plush bird because the way the bag felt but didn't know it was a macaw. I was expecting a falcon. You're right. I LOVE it. I felt sorry for him when I pulled him out. He looked so sad and smooshed up. I started hugging him and playing with him right away. Chris was smiling.

The turkey vulture is from the same series and was a Christmas gift from my other good friend ACTipton80.

I love the eyes on the macaw. They are very well done. And the feet are accurate!! You guys know how picky I am about bird feet. It's so cool my two ISTJ friends got me these bird toys from the same series. LOVE them.

And that's not all. My friend libraraven aka ADFTlove on DA made this awesome gift art for me.

Her and Ophidius taking a pic of a bird. Hehe, I love how she drew him. And I love how serious he is and the bird is so cute and calm. I LOVED this.
Like I mentioned on DA, I feel that the whole month has been one big celebration for me. First 4th of July which is also an Anniversary, DA, tomorrow and then my trip. Just totally rocks!

Chris took me out and we got some supplies for the chickens at Tractor Supply. Then we went to Walmart and I got soil ingredients for my plants and new bed sheets and pillows for us.

It's been great. I can't wait for tomorrow!!

Current Mood: Excited
libraraven: Grim Demon Piratelibraraven on July 10th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
so cool
awesome I really like the giant plushies <3 the macaw looks cute I thought that vulture was a California Condor (those are one of my fave birds) oh my drawing >/////< it looks so huge on your Journal I think its so cool
Des: Ophidius Artistthagirion on July 10th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
Re: so cool
Hey welcome to my journal. Isn't that a cute macaw? I felt sorry for him in that bag. Poor thing! It's a turkey vulture. My favorite vulture is the Andean Condor. They're beautiful. It looks very nice here on my journal. I didn't have to resize it either. I usually make everything 700 wide for this place.
libraraven: Grim Demon Piratelibraraven on July 10th, 2013 10:24 am (UTC)
Re: so cool
lol X) that bird reminds me of my old macaw (well I had two) blue and red I had so much fun playing with them and then I lost them and after I never knew where they went
Des: Ophidius Sadthagirion on July 11th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
Re: so cool
Oh no. It flew away or something? How sad.
Calzephyr: birthdayscalzephyr77 on July 10th, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
Yaaaay happy birthday!!

Edited at 2013-07-10 03:15 am (UTC)
Des: Thank Youthagirion on July 11th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
Thank you. I've had a wonderful day!
earthmother45earthmother45 on July 10th, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
Sounds like you are at the beginning of an awesome super birthday month.
See you tomorrow!
Des: Peep Heartthagirion on July 11th, 2013 12:09 am (UTC)
Yes I am. I had a great time with you. Need to gather my thoughts and photos and post about today. So wonderful.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Macawsilvolf on July 10th, 2013 08:08 am (UTC)
The bird plushies are so cute! I love the macaw especially. The pic is cute too. Gift art is always nice. Have a great time!
Des: Blue and Gold Macawsthagirion on July 11th, 2013 12:11 am (UTC)
I love the plushies. Yeah they are so cute. I love the macaw because it does look like Joel. I loved the pic. That made me very happy. Today was AWESOME! I need to write about it and gosh so many photos!
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on July 10th, 2013 09:45 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! You sure got some good presents. And what a goo day you have planned! Enjoy it to the max! Seeing Earthmother will be a special treat.

I'm glad you are enjoying your summer to the full.
Des: Fungus Hugthagirion on July 11th, 2013 12:16 am (UTC)
Thank you. Yes I love everything I've gotten so far. Yes indeed. Seeing Earthmother today was one of the highlights.
Things are so good right now.
actipton80actipton80 on July 10th, 2013 11:36 am (UTC)
That plush macaw is super cute. I didn't know the vulture was part of a series. He's still got his ribbon.

The gift art picture isn't showing up for me.

Edit: now it is after I posted this. Ophidius looks funny.

Edited at 2013-07-10 11:38 am (UTC)
Des: Blue and Gold Macawsthagirion on July 11th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
I love that and I forgot but I have the hyacinth from the same series. I need to take a group photo of all my bird plushes. I have some small 6 inch ones from the same company. Yeah, I liked the ribbon on him so I left it.

Good, I'm glad it shows up now. Yeah, I really liked that gift art of him.
actipton80actipton80 on July 11th, 2013 12:37 am (UTC)
They carry the small size of the Turkey vulture at CRC now. I'll have to see what company makes those because I really like them. I have a plush vulture that may be from that company too, but I don't know which species. Its wings aren't as floppy as these, and it isn't as soft, but considering the detail on it, I'm guessing it's that same company too. It came from Goodwill so it doesn't have a tag.
Desthagirion on July 11th, 2013 02:13 am (UTC)
Yeah they are all probably made by that Wild Republic. This macaw didn't have a tag either but I looked him up and they are from the 12" series. They make the small ones with the sounds in them too. Yeah the small ones aren't as soft.
Samantha Falcosamanthafalco on July 10th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy that you liked my gift!!! I told my dad that putting the bird in a plastic Ziplock bag may not have been a good idea, but at least you squished him around a bit, and now he's back to normal :D
You told me that you had a blue and gold macaw named Joel that you loved very much, so I thought that the plushy would be the perfect present <3
Have fun at the botanical garden!!! I LOVE going to gardens. This one near me has a lot to see, both plant and animal wise.
Des: Blue and Gold Macawsthagirion on July 11th, 2013 12:19 am (UTC)
I forgot I told you about Joel. YES! Thank you so much. That's exactly what I thought of and was calling him Joel and "Baby macaw". I miss my Joel so much! Yeah now he's ok that he's free from his bag. Aw, poor thing.
I had a great day. Will make a post tonight so watch for that.
Marianne E. B. Markhamphspopular2002 on July 10th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
Aww cute bird plushies! That macaw is adorable. The sketch is really nice too. Haha Ophidius doesn't look like he's having fun--and the bird's just sitting on the branch looking cute.

Have fun on your day out. ^_^

Edited at 2013-07-10 10:10 pm (UTC)
Des: Fungus Hugthagirion on July 11th, 2013 12:20 am (UTC)
Thanks. I loved them. Yeah she did a good job drawing Ophidius. Hehe no he's not having fun. Poor guy.
Thank you. I had a wonderful time.