Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Happy Birthday to Me!
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.
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?)
Some of her prize winning jam. If only you could smell the raspberry jam. It surely deserved it's ribbons!
And my Favorite
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!