Friday, July 13, 2007
It's my birthday! I started the day off right, too, by opening the presents I got in the mail on Tuesday. Let me tell you... This was worth it.
On the left is the food processor I got from my parents. I swear, my mom is a psychic--I don't think I had ever told her that I wanted a food processor, but on Monday or Tuesday I was looking through one of my cookbooks (the Settlement Home one--thanks, David!) and saw a recipe that I really wanted to make, but couldn't, due to my lack of food processor. I can't wait to use it!
On the right is the Ancestral KitchenAid mixer that I got from Brother David and his fiancée, Abby. I absolutely adore it, and I see lots of baking in my future. I was amazed when I opened the box and saw what made it so heavy. I think this makes me an official adult now--I have a stand mixer! Feels pretty good.
I got a lovely surprise when my boss got to work, too. She asked me to come into her office, and produced a box wrapped in bright yellow paper. Inside was this:
Yarn! Hooray, yarn! At the top is Sockatta, and at the bottom is Wildfoote, in all its handpainted glory. (I might see if I can exchange the Sockatta for a different colorway. This one is nice, but it's very similar to what I got from Elann.) It cracks me up that my boss got me yarn. She was so excited about it, too! I think we might have a yarn lover in the making here...
After work, I'm going to a cookout that my friends are throwing me, and I am confident that I will get at least a little more yarn. I try not to be materialistic, but I do so enjoy opening boxes and seeing what's inside! Not to mention the fact that tonight I have been promised brats on the grill (heaven!) and ice cream cake.
I love my birthday. This "getting older" stuff rules. You get presents and treats just for being alive.
Oh! And I made this yesterday. Fishie!
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