You read it right - Happy Me Day.
Because there are alternative lives being lived around the world that don't involve motherhood. I was going to declare a Happy Wives Day given the success of Husband's Day last year - but again, that only really works if you're focusing on your relationship status... and that's not as fun as thinking about what an awesome person you are, all on your own, without anyone else's validation. So today is all about Me.
(If you are cringing right now or have some sort of issue with declaring yourself worthy of a whole day of celebration... perhaps this isn't the blog for you. Go and read my first ever blog post to get an idea what this blog is all about and perhaps gain some insight. And if you are all for celebrating your own 'Me' Day, then three hearty cheers to you too! You deserve it.)
So to celebrate, I went on a little shopping trip with my bestie (also celebrating Me Day) and after a syrupy pancake breakfast I picked up a few necessities for said-Day.
Like these (only mine are navy blue with red and green dots, but I couldn't find an image on-line):
And Paramore's new self titled album:
On a side note, and with much unexpected synchronicity, I have just launched my first (ever) stop-motion animation on YouTube. Excitement! Go on, click here to watch. It's a 2 minute animation which just happens to involve the theme of 'Me Day' although it was wholly unintentional. - the actual theme is 'pleasure' (you will see how I inadvertently weaved in today's celebrations at the very end of the video).
I have been working on this for the last two weeks for Uni - a very interesting learning curve involving cameras, lighting, unsteady tripods and miniature strips of paper text. It was seriously fun though, and it's my introduction to the wonder of stop motion. I can see loads of opportunities using paper craft in stop motion. But oh, the time involved! This one contains about 1256 photographs, all put together in the free software Windows Movie Maker with a lovely little ditty via opsound.org.
And it is dedicated to all the 'Me's of the world... so enjoy.