You all sure know how to throw a party! You are all so wonderful and, like Vicki said in her recent post, I am amazed at all that blogging has brought to my life. I had a blast yesterday with all the good wishes and martini recipes that filled my email. Thank you Carole and Teyani for that extra surprise!
The winners (drawn randomly) from the 'share your secret contest' are:
Susan, Rebekah and AnnieB63!!
Thank you everyone for sharing your secrets, giving a bit of yourself by commenting each day, and hanging out with me the last three years. And, thank you for the birthday wishes, too! When I first came to Blogland I was nervous about showing pictures of myself. I was old, you were/are (mostly) younger, smart, savvy and, well, intimidating. I'm not easily intimidated and wondered at my 'shyness', but you made me feel comfortable enough to just be me and I've had a lot of fun being here with you.
As a special thank you for the great party you threw yesterday, I bring you "How to wrap your wife's Big Ass present", by Smith.
Find a colorful
garbage plastic bag big enough to hold the gift. Place the gift inside the bag and tie the opening shut with a pretty ribbon. Leave at least 10" of bag above ribbon and cut every 5" or so to create the illusion of flower petals.
Take a black marker and scribble in the center of the tied section to create the illusion of a flower center.
Write Happy Birthday (or other greeting) on the side of gift. Stand back and smile with happiness as your wife declares you very clever and covers your face with kisses.
Isn't Smith a cool, creative and clever guy? The gift was a fancy, smacy radio for my 'now beyond junque and into major disastrous mess' room and it has the best looking remote control I have ever seen!
Thank you again for all the birthday wishes. I feel like George Bailey at the end of It’s a Wonderful Life when his brother Harry propose a toast: "To my big brother, George—the richest man in town." I truly feel like the richest person on earth because of all my friends, both real and virtual.
To make life even richer I had my own Menage A Trois with Janice and Marge and the only thing better would have been a foursome with Vicki. Plus, several friends will be coming to visit over the next few months. Kim will be here on the 23rd so we can celebrate together on a day that falls right in-between our birthdays (hers is April 1st). My dear friend Blogless Judyakathegoddess is coming to visit on April 3 (she's coming to SnB, too!). Birdsong is coming a few days later with her hubby Glenn in tow and I'm trying to talk Stephanie into a visit, too. Carole, the happiest spinner I know, is coming in September! That maybe a long way off, but it will be so good to see her smiling face again. And in June, there is Estes Park, another chance to hook up with more friends/bloggers! Life is good...very, very good.
I recieved many wonderful gifts, including the delurking of many commenters. However, this one is 'pretty special'. Susan had Amy dye this colorway just for me. It's so gorgeous and Amy did one better by calling it 'Utah Sunrise'. It looks just like the sunrise I saw on Monday morning (through very sleep eyes). I'm going to let it marinate a bit until it tells me just what it wants to be and then I'll spin it with intent.
The weather this week has been beyond beautiful and tomorrow I'm taking the work day off (there will be a 007 post just for you) to enjoy some pampering. A pedicure, fiber shoping (for others not myself-who needs not one more thing) and a nice long walk with Moxie (who's birthday was also yeterday!) will be the leisurely pace of the day. Have a wonderful, weekend...I know I'll be smiling for the rest of the month! The kid in me says I should find a mud puddle to play in and I just might!