Happy to meee!
The round pink box contains Sees peppermint patties because they were all out of my favorite coconut bonbons. He loves me so much he even knows my second favorite candy,
The square box contains the grinder attachment for the Kitchen Aid mixer. Rum balls are gonna be ever so much easier this year without needing to spend an hour hand-cranking the vanilla wafers through the old meat-grinder. I am sorely tempted to make a sample batch just to see how it works. And the knitting teas will have a lot more finely mixed sandwich spreads. How very cool!
After breakfast, Pepper offered me the exquisite opportunity to rub her belly. Is this a great birthday gift or what? Who could resist that fluffy tummy?
Soon I will be joining a friend for breakfast. I have bread rising in the microwave. (hey, after I made my tea, it was warm in there, and I know it was draft free. It's not running, just being a a warm place.) After breakfast,, I am going to treat myself to a huge splurge. I'm going to buy a new mascara!
Heide, the enchanting, adorable, generous sprite that she is, sent me a gift certificate from Dave Daniels Cabin Cove yarn store, and I bought his prettiest colors.
Earlier this week, LG took me out for lunch at a little deli near her job. We sat in the window and laughed and feasted, sang happy birthday to me, and had, as always, a marvelous time. Then the owner came out with a plate of sweets and delicacies on the house, and wished me happy birthday! I felt like the blubird of happiness had built a nest in my hair!
Blogger and facebook has been full of good wishes, and the e-mails have made my heart hop up and down with joy. I do SO enjoy my birthdays!
Tonight, Dinner with friends - Igor's birthday is Mar 3, ten years before mine. Us pisces are such marvelous people!!
My birthday wish for you: May you find happy surprises all around you, and may smiles light your way.
Edited later to add - What was I thinking? I'm only 61. Just a sprat - a whippersnapper - a callow girl.