Thursday, November 17, 2011

Turning Thirty-Mumble-Mumble-Mumble

It's my birthday today. I turned thirty-mumble-mumble-mumble. It's been a nice day. The folks at work got me with a good surprise and we ate fabulous banana cheesecake with lots of fresh berries and whipped cream. I'm not ashamed to say I inhaled it. It was good stuff...

My hubby made his world-famous mocha cake for me (If you haven't heard of it, well maybe you're not of this world). I haven't eaten any of it yet, but he had a piece while I had a nap after work today. And yes, he did ask me if he could have a piece before he did.

We went out for dinner to our favourite restaurant, a small Greek restaurant where they make their own pita, yogurt, tzatziki, hummus... it's awesome. We smell strongly of garlic right now, but that's a good thing during cold and flu season, you know. She loves our dog (we walk past the restaurant almost every day) so she usually gives us a free bit of dessert. It's good to have dog fans!

And presents? I was really lucky this year. My brother got me a pair of shoes I fell in love with last month (they haven't arrived yet, but I'm sure they'll be here soon). It's nice to have a brother that doesn't mind getting pretty shoes for you. I already have the same pair in grey, and he got me the black pair. Being a woman with large feet means that it's really only recent days that pretty shoes have been available in my size. I'm taking full advantage of that!

My mom got me a purse. She's always had really good taste in purses and handbags, and every time she gets me one, I get compliments on it from everyone I meet. This time will be no different. Such a pretty colour! I think I'm going to use it as my spindle bag...

... because hubby got me a Golding spindle! I actually got two because, when I asked him for it, we figured it would be cheaper to get another one to combine the shipping because it was the same for any number of spindles from them. I can't remember which one he actually paid for, but I don't care. I took one of them for a test drive with some wool/silk pencil roving this afternoon, and man, do these things spin! They go and go and go... totally cool. These really are the Rolls Royce of spindles, and I'm so proud to actually have them.

I think I might treat myself to a bubble bath and foot scrub tonight and head to bed early. This is usually such a busy time of year for me that I'm usually either sick with a cold or too busy to enjoy my birthday, but it seems to have worked out well this year. I'm grateful for the well wishes from all my friends and family and for another year of life. It's been a while since I felt that way.

So, bath and bed... and maybe I'll dream of all the pretty things I'll spin with my trusty spindles and spinning bag...


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  2. Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you had a lovely day.
    I would love to see a blog post about why different spindles are needed. Do you use them to create different weights of yarn or for spinning different fibers? You know along the lines of why we use different needles for different projects. Do you catch my meaning?

  3. What a wonderful birthday! Wishing you the very happiest of years, with a little bit of "birthday" in each day.