Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy First Day of Summer!

I like today because it's the first day of summer, it's my birthday, and it's sometimes the day that Father's Day lands on. I like when people say, "Happy Birthday!" and I can say, "Happy First Day of Summer!" right back.

I'm not really doing too much today. We celebrated June birthdays a few weeks ago with my bigger family, and went out for pizza on Father's Day celebrating both on that one day.

I did get this from my Mom:

She got the Succulent Necklace here

She also got me some ice packs for my nose, which sort of surprised me. When I asked for them she said, "Just use a bag a peas Alissa. It works better than anything else." The ice packs are nice because they can freeze or heat up. 

Travis gave me a gift card to Dunkin' Donuts. It's newish here, right up the street from work, and I happen to like it. He said, "Whatever you do don't spend it on us. Spend it on you." 

I got myself some bee earrings. 

It kind of came out of the money my Mom gave to me. They were on clearance + 25% off and I liked them. They're hook earrings. They really aren't as big as the picture shows. Earrings are hard to photograph I think. I tried many shots of my ear, but kept cropping them on accident. 

I'm on the cusp. 

Some sources say I'm a Gemini, while others say I'm a Cancer. I never put stock into signs. I think I didn't get into it because I grew frustrated when one source would say I'm one thing, and another source would say I'm something else. I looked it up last night, and I read articles about how being on the cusp is magical. Ha! I'm not so sure I'm magical:
  • Strengths: Fun, flirty, curious, intellectual, affectionate, caring, devoted, sensitive and inspirational I guess I'm those things.
  • Weaknesses: Moody, overly emotional, scatterbrained, selfish, depressive and self-destructive I've become more scatterbrained in the last few months. I thought it was because of my surgery coming up. Usually I have it together. My husband is more scattered brained than I am. He'd even admit that. I'm sensitive to other's emotions. Like if someone else cries, I might cry too.
  • How Gemini-Cancer Work Together: Gemini's speedy and breezy energy combines with Cancer's slower and more thoughtful nature to create people who are both light and bright. Gemini's restlessness is nicely balanced by Cancer's sensitivity, resulting in a well-rounded soul. I like to think of myself as well rounded. When I take a color personality test I get all the colors. 
  • What They Love: Great big books about history and philosophy, trying out new recipes, hosting dinner parties and playing with children (after all, they are kids at heart). Yes, yes and yes. Travis makes fun of me for trying new recipes. I love kids overall.
  • What They Need: Sensitive and affectionate Gemini-Cancer cuspers need someone to love! Without a special someone to nurture, they can become moody or depressed. I may get depressed when Travis is away a lot. He has this residency right now. While I'm proud of him, I miss him too. I'm odd though because I also enjoy my alone time. 
  • Advice: Thicken your skin! I do tend to take things personally. If someone drops off I think it's something I said, or did. In fact I've been known to confront them, and sometimes they just won't respond back. I've apologized before when I didn't know what I did wrong just to open a line of communication. I hate when people don't say, "Goodbye". 
Travis says I seem more like a Cancer. 

What's your sign? Do you believe in signs?


Theresa Mahoney said...

Happy Birthday!! I love the birthday jewelry! The necklace is so you! I think your mom has great taste. I do love those earrings too, though I haven't worn any myself in many years.

mail4rosey said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I love the bee earrings and the succulent necklace is cool. Thinking of you and hoping your recovery from surgery goes well!

And nope, I don't put any stock in signs. For the record though, I'm a Gemini and I probably fit the description well. :)

Catch My Words said...

Happy, happy birthday. I figure you and Judy are about the same age, today. ;)

Terra Heck said...

Happy belated birthday. That's an interesting necklace. I'm a Sagittarius but don't believe in signs.

Mandy said...

Glad you had a wonderful birthday and were able to buy some things for you. (Those bee earrings are super cute!) Hopefully, the ice packs are helping with the surgery you just went through… And I love that hubby got you a DD gift card!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

I love those earrings and the necklace! Succulent pendant and looks cool! Love to get one myself..


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