It's my birthday today. I am fifty nine years old. Yayyyyy! I have been having a grand day. I got marvelous e-cards first thing in the morning. (Dimples and curtsies. Thank you Paul!)The LYS has a bin where you can leave unloved yarn, and I had some boucle sock yar that was elastic and too fricking annoying to knit with, so I dropped it off. I happened to mention to the proprietor that it was my birthday and she told me that, on your birthday, you get a free beverage and 15% off you purchase. Well, I had already planned on a cup of tea, but I HADN'T planned on buying anything. I'm trying to divest, not invest. But as I walked in the door, this lovely merino sliver called out to me. And for 15% off . . . and it's my birthday . . .
Oh, what the hell - it was less than fifteen dollars, and it was pink and purple. And it already knew my name. How can I resist a dear,fluffly, soft little twist of roving calling my name in sweet, entreating tones? A man will buy something he needs, when he needs it, at the price asked. A woman will buy something she doesn't need if she gets a good sale on it.
I headed off to the college for the writer's group. As I walked into the building, there were a bunch of guys standing around smoking. I grinned at them and said, "Hi, guys. Tell me I look wonderful."
They all grinned back and obligingly mumbled, "You look wonderful."
"Thanks," I beamed. "It's my fifty ninth birthday."
"Fifty nine?" One of the older guys said, "Hell, you look hot!"
I do, don't I? Dh bought me a new outfit and I am just swanning around in it. (Sings) I feel pretty! Oh so pretty! I feel pretty and witty and bright!
Cupcakes for women writers
1 box Pillsbury white cake mix
1/3 c oil
1 cup Christian Brother's Golden Sherry. DO not, for God's sake, use the $30 a bottle Dry Sack. It does not work and play well with cake mix.
Combine ingredients and spoon into greased mini muffin pans. Bake at 350 for 15 - 18 min. Frosting is not necessary. Be sure to lick the bowl thoroughly. Don't share with the kids.