Friday, December 23, 2011

What I Did On My Twentieth Birthday

I keep forgetting to tell you about my twentieth birthday! It was on the 14th of December. It was a great day that didn't have much celebration, but lots of joy and accomplishments.

A birthday outfit! New skirt, my favorite green bomber jacket, boots = all set.

It was a misty gray morning and I went off for a study paaarty with my brother and his matching jacket!

Love this kid - oh and by the way, he TOTALLY owned both tests he was studying for. Just saying. Look at that furrowed brow. Kid's got it going on.  

Milky earl gray accompanied the concentrated writing I was doing. I had the main body of final papers to write for two classes as my goal and I knew it would take lots of coffee and tea to get me there. 

Heading home, I kept writing at the kitchen table. This was at about four o'clock. Surrounded by empty coffee mugs, chocolate truffles, birthday cards from my loving grandmother and auntie and my Oma and my cellphone to keep contact with the outside world, I kept typing. By God's grace and a desperate (successful) attempt to refocus, I managed to finish both papers!  

I managed to catch this handsome brother on camera as my celebratory mood overflowed. Hey Andrew! 

Was serenaded by these lovely and amazing people. (caught them a bit unawares in this pic :)

My main birthday present was a book - thanks Mum! I'm halfway through it already and it's good. I want to explain why I got so few presents. This is due to my impatience and ability to manipulate situations. Two other presents that I got were my reusable mug, (pictured above next to the real mugs) and Love and Glamour perfume by J'Lo. I love this stuff and got it like six months ago because I told Mum it was on sale and then once she bought it, I convinced her I needed it right away. So, got that one about six months early. :) Hehe. 

All in all, it was a very pleasant and satisfying day. Now I'm twenty! And yes, I have to update my 'About Me' and my profile. I will get around to it. 

I'm hanging out with Jak all day tomorrow. So excited! 


Listening to FolkAngel - God With Us  (I heard this and got chills all over my arms. Wow.)

On the edge of where excitement and containment meet
They waited
Like a child watches out the window for their father to return from work—they waited
Like a groom stares at the double doors at the back of the church—they waited
And in their waiting, they had hope
Hope that was fully pledged to a God they had not see


  1. I love your skirt and bomber jacket --uber jealous! Tell Jak hi for me. :) Happy 20th birthday dear friend. We've been through a bunch together. ;) Love ya!
    ~ Anna

    PS thanks for the song, it's beautiful.

  2. miles...very nice...i am glad you had a great birthday...i like the go have a merry christmas!

  3. Absolutely jealous of the jacket. XD You look gorgeous. And, again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! =D

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  5. hey merry christmas please follow me i love your blog!!!

  6. Hi Ruthiey,

    Here's a good video I found on YouTube about religion, you might like to view it and see what you think.

    ”God in my life”

    I think it makes a lot of good common sense don't you?

    Chris Hill

    American youth: Young gifted and passionate about religion. ”Fiery lady”

  7. Ruthiey,

    ☆.•*¨*•.•*¨`*•.¸.•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•.☆☆.•*¨*•.•*¨`*•.¸.•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•.☆ HAPPY BIRTHDAY☆.•*¨*•.•*¨`*•.¸.•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•.☆☆.•*¨*•.•*¨`*•.¸.•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•.☆ it's been a pleasure reading your all this time – I know you probably think I say too much that I have such confidence in your future – but I do - and I think it speaks volumes that your birthday present – your book – was photographed – on a book. God bless you my friend.

  8. Happy belated birthday, sis. Can't believe I wasn't there for it:)

  9. Aww! (Sorry I missed your birthday!) This sounds like such a fun birthday! Your jacket is so rad, by the way!

    Happy (very belated) birthday, sweet lady!