Saturday, February 11, 2012

It was a very good day . . .

Yesterday was my birthday.  I turned old.  Well, older anyway.  
But it was a lovely day.
My friend took me out for lunch to our regular restaurant - everyone knows us there.  She announced to everyone that it was my birthday so they all wished me happy birthday several times, we discussed who was older than me (only the bartender) and they gave me Nutilla as a birthday cake (no candle and no singing, thankfully).

I got flowers in a box delivered by UPS.  That's a first for me.  Hubby decided that he would have done better going to Costco and getting them there, but these are nice.  I love the little mini roses on each side and I love how there are several different colors.

In the afternoon, Dena, Mom and I had a birthday party via Oovoo - that was a lot of fun.  Girl Far From Home joined us for a while too.  

 Mom gave me this very cool book.  I'm going to have to knit that red sweater on the cover for Girl Far From Home.  I had been looking at this book before I got it and thinking that it might be something I needed, so I was thrilled to get it and find out it IS something I needed.  There is a cape that I will knit for Mom and a vest that I want to knit for myself.  It's a really nice book with really cool patterns.

 Dena gave me this mitten and glove book - Girl Far From Home has already requested a pair of gloves.  (I've never knit gloves before . . .too many fingers.)  I think I might have all of Annemore Sundbo's books and if I don't, I need whichever ones I don't have.  I love her books.

 Dena also gave me knives - colorful knives - and they really are sharper than snot (Dena's words).  I accidentally cut one of my fingernails with one of the knives - they cut fingernails like butter!

And Dena gave me Tatting Talk A Self Improvement Guide for Tatters and Tatting Online which is a ton of patterns from Geogia's online tatting course.  See the lovely curly bubinga tatting shuttle?  Dena gave me that too.  I knit the little sock to keep it safe and pretty.  Dena and I are going to meet online on Mondays and work our way through both books - I can't wait!  

 Hubby gave me a new camera.  My old camera works and is pretty darn good as cameras go, but it is old. That Other Girl was insistent that he get me a new camera, but at least partly because she wants my old camera.  This new one takes different lenses and I had thought I wanted one of the kits that come with more than one lens.  Then last night, after we went out and had a fabulous dinner (and quite a lot of wine) I remembered that my old film camera already had a bunch of lenses.  Hubby said they'd never fit the new camera but I assured him that they still sell those same lenses and they would absolutely fit.  The only difference between the new lenses and the old is the Image Stabilization technology that we have now and didn't have then.  Yep, all my old lenses fit so I have quite a selection!
(The candle in the recycled wine bottle, rosemary citrus scent, was a gift from my lunchtime buddy.)

The dog and Hubby were both relatively patient while I played with the new camera.  I still have a lot to learn about how to work it, but it's going to be a good one.

Thanks everyone for making my birthday so much fun.  Getting old isn't that bad after all!



Cindy said...

Wow - sounds like an awesome day - Family, friends, wine, patterns, camera . . .

Happy Day After Your Birthday! Glad it was such an enjoyable day - best wishes for many, many more.

Bree at "Bree's Way" said...

A very happy birthday to you :X Hope this next year is as wonderful as it can be and may all your wishes and dreams come true!

thora said...

Happy birthday, all the best to you. Nice books!

Michelle said...

Felix Natalis tibi!

Bonnie said...

it sure looks like it was a great day for you.

Happy Belated Birthday!