Happy Birthday to Me!

Yesterday was my birthday. I love birthdays because they are the one day a year that is really just about me (wow, that sounds really narcissistic…). And I don’t work on my birthday. I’ll work on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, but not on my birthday. And let me tell you, this year my birthday was amazing!! My husband went above and beyond to make it so.

We started by going to breakfast, then I went to get a pedicure with a friend. Apparently this is the time when my husband dreamed up a dastardly birthday plan. I had planned to have a very low-key day, so when I arrived home I pulled out my knitting and turned on my favourite Netflix show. My husband had gone out on an unnamed errand and returned with a gift Рwell, multiple gifts, actually. He brought me a tiny bread tin, a cooling rack, and two baking mixes! Yum! I set to work immediately to make us some tiny Pumpkin bread!

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A little later he presented me with another gift: A tiny Doctor to go with the Tiny TARDIS on my desk.

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And so the day went on. Every time I least expected it he would turn up with another present. This man knows me well: he gave me something from all my favourite fandoms. I love baking. I love Doctor Who. From Harry Potter he gave me The Tales of Beedle the Bard. For knitting he gave me Knits for Pets (I need to make some cat toys now). For music he gave me a CD of the Three Tenors Christmas. He made me a steak dinner. And he gave me tea.

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I think this was the best birthday I’ve ever had. And it’s not (just) because of the presents. It’s because I spent the day¬†with the person I love most.

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Happy Birthday to you!

It seems that I now blog only when I have a finished item to show you…but I guess that’s better than not blogging at all. Next Sunday is one of my bestest friend’s birthday. She will be 22. She and I became friends a few years ago at a summer conservatory, and have been nearly inseparable since. We graduated together, and now we rent an apartment together because we’re too poor to each rent alone. My friend is auditioning in New England in just about 2 weeks and is worried about the super cold weather there. And for good reason: I don’t think she has an ounce of fat on her! She asked me to knit her a hat for her birthday – we lose a huge percentage of body heat through our heads. So we went to the store and found a yummy yarn, and then I looked on Ravelry for the perfect hat. Let me tell you, that was a search! To find something the right gauge, not to frilly, but not too plain either, something that would keep my interest and that she would be able to wear on the most mundane of occasions. Well, we finally found the perfect hat: The Mochi Chunky Chevron Hat. This hat was a quick, fun knit in chunky yarn (in Lion Brand USA). It will keep her warm for a good long time and provide a pop of colour in her life. Happy birthday, dear.

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