Or, Mommy-kah? Huh. Last night I got home from a class pretty late and saw that K and the kids strung our birthday banner up in the kitchen...over the sink. Considering this is pretty much where I spend a good deal of time at home, I guess it was appropriate; but, still funny--very unexpected.
I am convinced that the universe is conspiring to help me have a good birthday celebration. There was a choice parking space left for me at school last night (which if you have ever tried to find parking in Providence on a holiday that involves drinking, like St. Patrick's Day or Cinco de May, say---you'll understand, this is a pretty big deal--and it was free!), therer was also an uber-choice spot left for me at work today--right behind the library (thank you), all technology that I have interacted with today has worked without problem (including my laptop which I have decided is possessed by a ghost in the machine, or something, I have no idea), and all the archives patrons who have asked for assistance today have been really nice and cordial (and uncharacteristcally un-needy). If the first two days are any indication of the next six, it's going to be a great celebration, indeed. But I digress.
K and the the kids have been leaving me little gifts on the kitchen table (kind of near the birthday banner, actually). A very fun thing, obviously. Really, the only thing better than presents you get for yourself are gifts that other people give to you (especially when they are shopping from a wishlist or some such thing).
I am looking forward to taking some pictures with it at Maryland Sheep and Wool tomorrow. Speaking of wool (that was a segue, by the way--transition skills, I have them), today's gift is...wool!
I have here a four ounce braid of hand-dyed roving (superwash merino) from Squoosh Fiberarts and a Winter 2009 Spin Off magazine (it's a good one, I just happen to have two--the same could be said about the fiber, actually). Should you be interested, please tell me, in a comment on THIS POST, about the best birthday tradition that you, yourself, observe or that you have heard of others observing (you can't list Novakkah, that's cheating...well, you can, but you need to tell me about something else as well).
I will take comments for this post, and all Novakkah posts, until 11:59 EST (or2359, should you prefer that), Thursday, May 12th. Please leave your responses on the appropriate post. One entry per post/person. I will show you what I have to gift each day and let you know what you need to tell me to try to get it. Giftees will be selected on the 13th and gifts sent out shortly thereafter.
Have a great weekend everybody!