Hello to all my lovely friends and readers, I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Is it me or did the alarm clock go off entirely too early this morning?! Seriously, how is it Tuesday already? I am still wondering where the weekend went! As you guys know, last week was my first last week of school (woohoo!) and in typical style, I was busy, crazy, and sleep deprived. Even though it was only the first week, I had put off several projects till the last minute that kept me up late every night and cursing my alarm clock as it beeped at 6 am. Having to work all day Saturday certainly didn’t help my mood. However, Sunday I was able to sleep in, catch up on some Criminal Minds, put away our Christmas decorations (yeah, you read that right, don’t judge me), cook a yummy dinner for our little family (yes Miguel, that includes you), and cozy up to watch Julie and Julia. It was also so nice to have Matt back home since he was gone all week finishing up his interviews in both Baltimore and Augusta. I love having the apartment to myself for a few days, but because I watch entirely too much Criminal Minds/Law and Order/CSI, I get spooked at the tiniest little noise. Seriously, it’s pathetic. The air conditioner kicked on Wednesday night and I swore a psycho-killer was breaking down the door to get me. Perhaps I should slow down on my TV crime/drama watching…
But back to Julie and Julia…such a delightful movie! It is one of those movies I wanted to see in the theater but didn’t have the chance and then it snuck into Blockbuster without a notice from me. Though I’d suggest this little flick to everyone, it is a must see for every blogger out there. Seriously, my little blogger heart skipped a beat several times throughout the movie as they referenced the details that I have come to love and laugh at as a new and enthusiastic blogger. Details, I’m not quite sure other people would pick up on or really understand. (And by “really understand,” I mean reeeeallly understand. Total difference. Right?)
I couldn’t help notice some similarities and laugh out loud during the movie. Her elated excitement when she got her first comment only to discover it was her mom was totally me four months ago. And the check ins with her co-worker about the best and most popular postings made me laugh thinking about every time I’ve exclaimed to my friend and co-worker, “Norma, I got another follower!” The curious obsession with wondering who, if anyone, really cares what you have to say and the self applied pressure to post even when its midnight and you’re exhausted…I’ve definitely been there. The super amazing group of friends supporting her blog, yep, I’ve got those too. (To see how supportive, check out the photos below.) And a husband who supports her and sits patiently as she slams away on her laptop…I’m blessed to have that as well. So if you haven’t seen that movie (and especially if you’re a blogger) you have to check it out. Thoughtful, cute, accurate, and inspiring…the perfect movie combination!
Speaking of an awesome support group, my sweet friends came over on Saturday to celebrate the occasion of me reaching 100 followers. Woo hoo! I know this might sound
silly absolutely ridiculous, but as I’ve said before, getting new followers is so fun to me, and I instantly tell when my number jumps up by even one person. I scramble to pull up my blog and see who they are. Then I run around, scream, or cheer insanely at the fact that someone else loves what I put out there. Though I didn’t start my blog for other people (I started it to help me reconnect with a part of me I felt slipping away), over time, I can’t help but get excited when others love it. Blogland is like a whole other world that I never new existed, and now that I do, I’m kind of obsessed (in a good way.) Ok, maybe a good and only slightly creepy way. But you know what I mean. (This is where I’m praying yall are nodding your head in agreement and that I’m not the only slightly weird blogger.) Anyway, on to the party…
Norma and Natalia, two of my fabulous friends and blog supporters (and reasons grad school doesn’t totally suck.)
Cheers to Smart and Sassy with Sprinkles 100 (now 106) followers!
A huge thank you to Matt for making the little moments special :)
I am so lucky to have friends who not only roll out to support what many people would consider “the silliest party ever,” but they also indulge me in taking an awkward self-timer photo. (Translation: they’re AWESOME friends.) These people rock my world and I’m so thankful for them, as well as all my fabulous blog followers who made this little shin dig possible just by clicking the “follow” button :)
And PS: how fabulous is Julie’s celebration table set up in the movie? The bright colors, the mix and match dinner and glassware, the city in the background. Divine!
So while it may seem silly to many, thanks for making this little journey so much fun. Whether you casually read, follow my blog, or high five me when I announce I got a cool blog comment, you are special, appreciated, and treasured more than you know. Happy Tuesday yall!