Ahhh…I love the birthdays that last for weeks or even months!
First, Nana combined my birthday & Christmas gifts (at my request) to help me pay for my registration for two classes at Stitches West 2009. Yes, it’s not till the end of February, so it will be some seriously delayed gratification, but since we’ve been cutting back in prepartion for our refinance and to get out of debt, OPM (other people’s money) was the only way I could justify the $150 expense. Soooo, one class on pattern writing with (cough) Melissa Leapman (cough, cough) and a class on ergonomics for knitters. Then of course there’s the market. Now, how to come up with some spending money for the market????
These wonderful items arrived in the mail this week, courtesy of my thoughtful SILs, Adri & Diane respectively:
Friday night at the marriage retreat, I ran into MEY, who handed me a gift bag containing this bracelet (which I wore all weekend!). She thought of me when she saw it b/c it looks so much like my wedding ring:
MILLE GRAZIE to all! It has been a great birthday so far, and I still have eight days until the actual day. 44 is one of those strange, in-between numbers, but I think it will be a good year…