Today I am a princess queen, no royal wedding required. I definitely feel older (creaky much?). I am not sure if I am any wiser (I have been doing a lot of reading though, so just maybe...). But, I know I am definitely loved.
And really, that is what Novakkah is all about. Sometimes a person (me) just wants to be thought of or remembered, particularly on the occasion of the anniversary of one's birth--maybe I am just selfish that way, so be it. And, well, gifts never hurt either.
As for as consumerism and capitalism are concerned, it's been a good birthday. I have received various and sundry gifts, all of which I wanted and will be immensely useful in the continuation of crazy in my household (that big thing on the right is a canning pot--excited!!!--can you detect a summer activity?). Thank you. Obviously, thank you notes will be written and sent as appropriate (because that is the sort of person I am), but for now, here is a digital thank you to friends and relatives who sent gifts and to blog readers who have been celebrating with me these last eight days.
I wish I could say that today was going to be spent doing extraordinary things, but I need to tend to the business of living/working/schooling. I have a webinar to attend in Worcester, Massachusetts today (trust me, it's not as exciting as it sounds...). I have class in Providence tonight (here is hoping for a free parking spot), and when I get home everyone in my household will be asleep. But I don't feel all that deprived since we have been celebrating all week. And maybe K will take me out for an early lunch (here's hoping).
For today, the last day of the Novakkah "do", I have a copy of the Winter 2009 Interweave Knits magazine (it's a very good issue, again, I just have two of them) and some yarn. A skein of Wollmeise (yes, Wollmeise) in Fratello - dark; and two skeins of Shibui Sock yarn (the tags came off, but I think it's Wasabi--it's a pretty shade of green, that's my disclaimer). You can make two pairs of socks, three baby sweaters, a layette, shawl, or whatever you want. I thought it was a good way to end my celebration, I hope you agree.
Should you be interested in being gifted this bountiful package of knitting fun, just leave a comment today (easy, right?). Birthday wishes will be happily received, but any thoughts you would care to share would be considered an entry. I will take comments for this post, and all Novakkah posts, until 11:59 EST (or 2359, should you prefer that), Thursday, May 12th (THAT IS TODAY!!!). Please leave your responses on the appropriate post. One entry per post/person. Giftees will be selected on the 13th and gifts sent out shortly thereafter. Everything except the custom dyed roving is packed and ready to go (see, I am on the ball this year).