Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

Birthday Cards

Yup. Today is my birthday.

I won't lie to you.

I'm turning 27.

Ok, I will lie to you. All the cool kids are turning 30 this year (and I emphatically disagree that 30 is middle-aged). But I've always been decidedly uncool, so what can I say? I'm not jumping on this bandwagon. I'm 27, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

We celebrated on Monday since The Greatest was off work anyways. I woke up to this sign on the bedroom door.

Stern Warning

Ten minutes later I heard them coming. Giggles and happy voices coming up the steps. They entered the room in parade formation. Smallest to largest. The younger two clutching cards, the oldest a card and a present, The Greatest a tray with breakfast. Everyone grinning from ear to ear. Nothing is better than breakfast in bed (and it was a good push to make me finally change my sheets). While I opened my present the children stole my bacon. I got some make-up (The Greatest is surprisingly good at picking out colors), some chocolate, and two size 3 Addie Turbos so I can make socks two at a time on larger needles. It's so sweet the way he actually listens to me when I talk about knitting.

I also received a very special package in the mail. Sometimes you meet people and they alter your life forever. My friend Katrina is such a person. I have never met her in real life, but someday I'm going to. And when we meet we are going to hug, oh how we'll hug, and we'll laugh, oh how we'll laugh all afternoon, and we'll knit, oh the things we'll knit. Katrina has shared so much of herself with me, and I've learned so much from her, about being gracious, and thoughtful, and a good friend. I admire her as a mother, her children are amazing. I admire her craftiness, she took blue ribbons in her State Fair. I draw strength and comfort from our friendship. And I am deeply touched that she remembered my birthday. I don't want to make this post too photo heavy, so please click the links for pictures. This wonderful package included a beautiful handmade card (second one from the left in the picture at the top of the post), Lip Balm(very cool, minty and adds natural color), Chibi Needles (I was going to buy some with my birthday money, great minds think alike. These are wonderful), An Electronic Row Counter (holds three counts at a time!),Lavender Stones (They smell amazing, I've already got yarn sealed with them so it will smell too), Knitting in Plain English (Very well written, I'd never read it, but it's a good resource), her prize winning jam recipe (you didn't think I'd show you that did you?)

Yummy, Yummy Jam

Some of her prize winning jam. If only you could smell the raspberry jam. It surely deserved it's ribbons!

And my Favorite

Arrrrrrggggggggggggh

Lorna's Laces in Black Purl! All my gifts had little hand-written notes. The note with this said she'd bought some of this yarn for herself as well and "I love the thought that we'll be making socks together out of the same yarn" I love that thought too! Name the time and pattern and though miles may separate us, I'll be knitting with you.

Thank You Katrina for helping to make this such a wonderful Birthday. I love you my dear friend!

15 comments:

Zonda said...

Happy Birthday! What a great day you had! Good for you! :)

hehe, now I don't have to worry commenting in the right person LOL!

shiguy4076 said...

Happy Birthday Mama. Wow you got lots of bood stuff. I'm jealous of your new yarn and breakfast in bed. I can just picture the greatestest smile and all the kids. Hugs and kisses to the birthday girl.
love
shi

Lynda said...

Happy Birthday! How sweet are your kids and hubby! I remember SO fondly quite a few breakfasts in bed.... as interesting as they were!

27, hmm, well, I'll be 47!!!! this week - oy, it hurts to even say it!

Katrina said...

I'm so glad you liked your present. It was really fun collecting some of my favorite things to share with you.

I feel the same way about our friendship. You are an awesome mom, and I admire your knitting abilities. I only hope to be half as good as you are someday.

I'm so glad our blogs caused our paths to cross. Oh, the fun we'll have when we finally get together in real life!

Happy, happy birthday my sweet friend.

PURLPOWER said...

Happy Birthday!

Guess what? I finished my Angelina Jacket at last.

Thanks so much for sending me the pattern earlier this year.

Karyn said...

Happy birthday! If really are turning 27 I only have a year (OK, so more like 7 months) to pop out three kids (of which one is in school, ouch!) and we'll be on the same page. Or are you one of those people that are turning 27 for the rest of your life? I can't tell. (For the record, my husband's mom has been turning 28 for the last... 15 years!)

Bitterknitter said...

Happy Birthday, Mama! Sounds like you had quite a celebration! Enjoy!

-Lisa

Pyewacket said...

How blessed you are by the people in your life. Happy Birthday. :-)

rincaro said...

Happy, happy birthday sweetie!

turtlegirl76 said...

Happy Birthday!!! You know you wanna be one of the cool kids, dotcha? Well? Hmmph. Fine. Be 27 then. =P

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Mamma! What a sweet surprise from your family!
BTW, I'm not cool either as I turned 31 this year.

Kim said...

Happy happy birthday to you!!

shizzknits said...

Happy Birthday to you! Looks like you had a wonderful day- from breakfast in bed to the yarny goodness.

Darci said...

How fun for you. I am sorry I didn't say happy birthday earlier.

Amy said...

Wow! Sounds like a great day... oh wait I know it's a great day cuz it was my birthday too. Cool!