Wow, I can’t believe the first month of 2015 is over already! I’m another year older, but I feel like this month has ended on a very positive note for me. I may not have the perfect everything yet, but I’m so happy with my decisions these days. That’s a feeling you can’t summon on command. I’ll savor it while I’ve got it.
Most of my pictures went into my belated birthday recap, but here’s what else went on!
 January started with the remnants of Christmas decorating Boston Common.  My waffle maker got a lot of use this month! I love making uneven shapes for some reason.  I’m not sure if hat hair is a problem or a solution.  The cold would never stop me from strolling down my beloved Boylston Street.  Yes, you’ve seen my record player before! I bought the new Jenny Lewis album, The Voyager. I’m on the lookout for more vinyl to add to my collection.  Browsing the paper shops on Charles Street in Beacon Hill, I found this adorable stationary the perfect way to say thank you for all the birthday love!  Juno hit us hard here, but I had the best day working from home. I read two books and didn’t leave my bed.  Sadly, I had to go to work the next day. Check out all this snow in Cambridge!  A new, weird hobby I’ve taken up: teaching myself hiragana! I’ve wanted to learn Japanese forever, so why not take some steps toward that.
At this point, my birthday was over a week ago… 10 days to be exact! On the day itself, I celebrated by going to dinner with my family. This weekend, my friend’s threw me a little birthday brunch to ring in my next year. It snowed heavily in Boston on Saturday morning, and by the time we left the streets were slick with slush. Still, I shuffled through Beacon Hill with a belly full of brunch, bag full of gifts, and heart full of thanks. Here’s my belated birthday recap!  My brother got me a record player for my birthday!  He got my Taylor Swift’s 1989 as my first record. This is also the year I was born!  My friend Julia got me this adorable iphone case featuring a dachshund drinking Starbucks and a nautical monogram wine tumbler!  My dear friend Stacie sent me these adorable dachshund magnets! Are you sensing a theme?  My first selfie of age 26. Eep.  Beacon Hill Bistro where I dined with my sweet friends Carissa, Kelsey, Chelsea, Sarah, and Elaina.  Poached eggs with hollandaise is my absolute favorite!  Carissa made me a cross-stitch Piplup!  Kelsey bought me these awesome Edward Gorey Tarot cards while we browsed the paper shops on Charles St. My friends just get me. A sincere thank you to everyone who made me feel so special as I entered the latter half of my twenties. It was a wonderful birthday and I sure hope that sets the precedent for the year! And happy birthday to my fellow Capricorns!