January Photo Wrap-Up 2015

Here we are! One whole month into the year 2015. I do apologize for not posting as much this month. On a good note I already have ideas for blog posts in February so please forgive me for my absence this month.

As always below are some pictures that didn’t make it to earlier blog posts this month.  Enjoy!

Art from Philbrook Museum

Art from Philbrook Museum

With age comes wisdom...And the right to have your cake and eat it too.  Thanks everyone for the birthday cards!

With age comes wisdom…And the right to have your cake and eat it too. Thanks everyone for the birthday cards!

New faves and oldie but goodie faves.

New faves and oldie but goodie faves.

Did some strutting,  some bowling and some grubbin'

Did some strutting, some bowling and some grubbin’

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Celebrate the day…in a simple way.

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Hhmmm it’s hard to find a starting point for this blog post.  I don’t know why but I just don’t have anything poetic to say. Not that it isn’t deserving but I guess the truth is I’ve enjoyed my birthday weekend so much that giving it a poetic ending seems well… lame (for the lack of a better word). So I’ll just tell you what I did.

Zoe's freebie

Zoe’s freebie

A coworker and I went to Zoe’s Kitchen on Brookside for lunch on Thursday.  I’ve been to this lil restaurant numerous times and each time I get the same thing,  the shrimp kabobs. The meal is so good and filling. But it’s not a heavy stuffed feeling but more of a delightfully satiated feeling. My coworker told me about the Zoe’s Kitchen app and the frequent freebies they give out. I downloaded the app and sure nuff I got a free cup. If you have a Zoe’s Kitchen in your area  and like or are interested in Mediterranean food I do recommend you try it.

There's nothing to fear but fear itself...

There’s nothing to fear but fear itself…

Ok people please be understanding…I do not like others touching,  groping and/or tickling my feet. That list of don’ts includes massages. As long as I can remember I’ve clipped and painted my own toe nails. For some reason this winter has wrecked havoc on my feet. My feet were struggling y’all lol. So I decided to face my fears and get a pedicure. I stopped by Glamorous Nails on 71st and Sheridan and Ms.Vickie took care of me. I also got a manicure. They also had some very relaxing massage chairs. Cool experience that I will try again.

club volleyball

club volleyball

Saturday morning my boyfriend and I joined my brother and his girlfriend at a volleyball game to watch my brother’s girlfriend’s daughter play. We had a fun time, balls flew, and my boyfriend may have got knocked on the head by a volleyball (*David survived without a concussion). A cool moment happened when I bumped into one of my favorite junior high school teachers,  Mrs. Satterfield! She actually remembered me.

A certain someone enjoyed the massage chair more than I did

A certain someone enjoyed the massage chair more than I did

Once we left the game we decided to waste time at the mall.  We walked around awhile, bought some Pop Rocks candy and reminisced on childhood candies, and then we found the massage chairs. The last few times we visited the mall the chairs were always occupied but we finally scored our chance! Ummm these chairs were not as relaxing for me as the ones at  the nail salon, Ms. Vickie where you at? I actually had to turn my levels down,  but while I was turning mine down the boyfriend was turning his up. He loved it. I guess if he goes missing I know where to check first…the mall massage chairs lol.

Aaliyah was right...age ain't nothing but a number! I feel great!

Aaliyah was right…age ain’t nothing but a number! I feel great!

We worked up an appetite wandering around so we ended the night at Senior Tequila’s on Brookside. This was the first time I had eaten at the Senior Tequila’s at this location.  We were sat closer to the entrance so I didn’t get the full view of the restaurant.  The feel of the place was the same as the one on 71st and Sheridan. Our food was delicious.  Since we decided not to get any alcoholic beverages our bill was less than $20. You can’t beat that for good Mexican food.

My birthday weekend was very nice. It was so relaxing and care free. I received so much love from friends and family. Some times it’s easy to put a lot of pressure on ourselves to go all out for our birthdays, but I think it’s important to simply do what you feel like doing (within reason of course lol). A year older and I feel pretty darn good.

DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING! Saturday at Philbrook Museum.

In all my time living in Tulsa I had yet to visit any of its museums.  Shocked? I can’t say that I am, lol but I was a little disappointed in myself.  Art really is subjective. What someone might look at in astonishment, someone else might look at and be totally confused. I don’t have a certain period of artwork that I prefer but that may change one day. The Philbrook Museum is located at 2727 s. Rockford Rd and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-5pm. Every 2nd weekend of the month the museum has free admission. Free is such a magical word. Of course I stopped by on a free day. I will mention later why this was a bad idea.

Philbrook with these two handsome guys, David and Keith. Of course everywhere Keith goes someone recognises him

Philbrook with these two handsome guys, David and Keith. Of course everywhere Keith goes someone recognises him

Native American artwork,  most of which was by Muscogee Creek Nation artists

Native American artwork, most of which was by Muscogee Creek Nation artists

The colors in these paintings were beautiful and vibrant.

The colors in these paintings were beautiful and vibrant.

The lighting in the rooms and hallways of the Philbrook Museum was great.

The lighting in the rooms and hallways of the Philbrook Museum was great.

You can’t tell from my photos but there were children running around everywhere.  Anytime I walked into a room I could count the seconds before I would hear “Don’t touch anything!”…turn around and a small herd of children would be piling into the room behind me.  The reason for this is the museum hosts children art classes on this same free entrance Saturdays.

These two were my favorites

These two were my favorites

This was a strong art piece. My camera did not do it justice.

This was a strong art piece. My camera did not do it justice.

Baskets, pottery and infant carrying bassinet

Baskets, pottery and infant carrying bassinet

I enjoyed my first trip to the Philbrook Museum.  I’m hoping to return some time in the spring and more than likely on a day that I have to pay admission.

There is also a Philbrook Museum downtown located at 116 e. M.B. Brady St.. The museum is open Wednesday – Sat 12-7pm and on Sun 12-5pm.

Admission is $9. For more information visit the museum website at http://www.philbrook.org