"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Birthday Booty

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say Happy B-day! I turned the big 3-0 on Saturday!! I started celebrating pretty early...like Thursday. A friend took me out to dinner at Samba Room, where we shared the black bean salsa (marquetas), some lovely red wine, then we split the spanish paella accompanied by mango mojitos.
On Friday, I shared the birthday glory with Cathi, by celebrating at Monkey Bean, accompanied by Stacey and Michelle.

On Saturday, the actual birthday, I was tired from these long nights, and did some retail therapy for myself... and then went to a late night movie with Stacey... has everyone seen walk the line with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon? I am no aficionado of Johnny Cash, but I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Sunday... a friend took me to Saigon Bowl (excellent vietnamese food... we shared the combo appetizer) for a birthday lunch, and then I hoofed it down to Stacey's mom's house for a little holiday get together (Marsha... when are you gonna start a blog already?) We ate, knit, laughed, knit, ate, knit, ate. And ate some more. Many were in attendance... and I'm hoping some of the other people in attendance will have more to say (or see) about the event.

Onto the porn.

On the right, we've got the most adorable glittery snowflake candles, some cute knitting notecards, and some sticky notes in my initials from Wanda... Thanks Wanda! Left, we have a cute card and gift certificate to A Knitted Peace from Joanne... Thanks Joanne. Anyone care to guess how long it will sit in my pocket?

Here's a couple books I got this weekend... A second treasury is from Stacey... and the Yarns to Dye for book I got in the holiday gift exchange at Marsha's event. Here's a large haul... an awesome smelling Yankee candle, sour apple lip balm, and 2 skeins of Inca Alpaca in the loveliest green. All from Michelle for my b-day! She's so sneaky. I've been wanting that candle since I smelled it at her house a month or so ago! The chibi and mm mmm good teas are also from Stacey. Thanks girls!

These 2 skeins of yarn... Lorna's Laces, shepard worsted, in Black Purl are a b-day gift from myself to myself. I decided I deserved it after receiving official notice on Saturday that I had passed my licensure exam (the NCC). So yay for me!

I have much more to say. But, first set of applications are due on Thursday. Either I'll see you then, or I'll post in order to procrastinate.


Blogger maryse said...

happy birthday from one sag to another. cathi sent me.


12/12/05, 6:36 AM  
Blogger celia said...

Hi Cyn!

Happy birthday and congrats on passing your exam!

12/12/05, 8:33 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Happy Belated Birthday; I have to say that you don't look 3-0 :) I have decided not to acknowledge my birthday anymore as I'll be the big 3-7 on that day. You took in quite the haul this weekend--enjoy :) It was great seeing you yesterday!

12/12/05, 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Cordelia said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Congratulations on passing your exam!!
I *love* the Black Pearl colorway!!!
Good luck on the applications!!!!

12/12/05, 9:28 AM  
Blogger Cathi said...

I'm glad you had a fab rest of your birthday weekend! Loooove the Black Purl colorway, I think that's one of my faves, and I've been scouting it in sock for quite a while. Hope you got some other yummy stuff- any new bags/shoes?

Congrats on the passing! That deserves some more spoiling, I think!

12/12/05, 12:21 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Congrats on passing your exam and another happy birthday on turning the big 3-0! I didn't realize this was your 30th! I'm glad you had a great birthday celebration. The Black Purl colorwayu is the best! I love it!

12/12/05, 2:28 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

So glad you had a good birthday. Mmmmm. Lornas...

12/12/05, 4:20 PM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

Sorry to be such a belated person, but belated happy birthday to you!! Now go make yourself one more birthday wish, because I told you to! ;)

12/13/05, 8:55 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Happy Birthday!! I will soon be the big 30 as well.

12/13/05, 8:59 AM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

happy belated b-day girlie! you passed the exam? yeah cyn cyn! i am doing the dance of joy for you as i type ;) love the goodies, and it seems your friends kept you sooo busy that you might have forgotten the actual day you were born :) happy 30!

12/13/05, 8:15 PM  
Anonymous AmyB said...

Hi Cyn! Sorry we didn't have a chance to visit more on Sunday, but definitely happy, Happy Birthday and CONGRATS on passing your boards. Both occasions warrant some serious spoiling! :) I love all of your goodies and, in your shoes, would rarely leave the house having created a knitting haven, complete with mood lighting/scents (candle) and enough to keep my hands and brain busy for days...

12/14/05, 10:14 AM  
Blogger Mia said...

Ohhhh, I love that black pearl.. I keep drooling over it.. I can't wait to see what you're gonna make!

And happy birthday, but really, you're just a youngster *grin*

Looks like you made out very, VERy well! *grin*

Knit on!

12/15/05, 8:52 AM  
Blogger Impossible Princess said...

hey hun I have a b-day gift for you but I need your email;-)

12/17/05, 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Dani said...

OOOPS! Sorry I am late but happy belated from one Sag to another (who knew there were so many of us Sag's in the knititng blogosphere!!)

Congrats on the exam too =) Good news everywhere huh?

And the bags? Hubby said to tell you "BAD!" for sharing the links, while I, on the other hand am most appreciative LOL

12/17/05, 6:20 PM  

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