Well, technically Jim, Mom, Kate, and Jesse all have birthdays before mine, but it's coming up~ Actually, we are celebrating all our October birthdays next weekend. Mom got a job and will have to work weekends, I always work weekends and soon Velvet will too, so this was the easiest date to get us all together in one place. Of course, it has to be earlier in the day because I'll have to dash off to work later on.
Speaking of work, I'm still liking my job. They had overtime available last week, so I worked about 18 hours of OT, and I have to say that while I enjoy getting paid time and a half, I do not enjoy putting in the extra hours. After awhile I was just getting burned out. 12-hour days are not the most fun. I didn't really have time to chill with Jesse and I didn't have a lot of time to make food for myself. So I'm ok that the OT has come and gone. Of course, when Christmas hits I'm going to be cursing myself for not working more hours to save up for shopping. Oh well. One of my coworkers worked almost 22 hours straight, then went home to help his fiancée move into their new apartment. That's crazy! And I told him so.
I bought some wall-art stickers at the dollar store today and while I am no professional, I think they brighten up the bedroom and kitchen. The kitchen I placed pineapples stickers on the tiled backboard over the sink, and in the bedroom they are these colored circles. Now, the packaging says that they come off easily and don't remove the paint or anything, but one of the larger circles looked off so I went to move it and it seemed pretty intractable to me...so hopefully Jesse doesn't mind that I stickered up our bedroom. I bought some Halloween static clings for our living room windows. Gotta love that dollar store. I'm hosting the monthly Bunko game, so I'm going to have a Halloween theme; I bought crepé paper streams in black and orange, and Halloween-themed paper plates, cups, and bowls. Not sure what I'll be serving for dinner. See, we're supposed to serve the other ladies dinner, and while I am totally down with just a bunch of finger food, usually people make more of a meal-type dinner. I'll have to think about that for awhile, though not too long because it's set for next Wednesday.
Our 180-gallon tank is all set up and the fish seem to be pretty happy. Well, except Carlos, one of our clowns, is harassing another clown. We think maybe because this other clown is kind of bigger so maybe Carlos is kind of afraid of losing his status, but who knows that is in the minds of fish?
A coworker and I went to see "UP" at the dollar theatre (I'm all about things costing around a dollar these days!) and it was quite fun. I don't have many friends in Utah, so it was great being able to go out and do something on my day off. Another cool thing about my work is many of my department have the same days off that I do.
I went birthday browsing for myself today, to give Jesse some ideas. I found about 5 items at Fred Meyer Jewelers, so I wrote them down for him. I figure, I give him ideas but let him choose and that way it's always a surprise. I'm not sure what he would get me if left to his own devices. One thing I wish is that he would be more romantic/surprising, you know, bring me a flower once in while, but if that element is all he is lacking I think that's pretty good:)