And Cream Puff the stuffed dog, shown here, is still with her and as loved as ever.
Yep, it's my birthday - YAYYYYYYY!!!!! I am having a lovely day at home with The Tim and the kitties, just relaxing and being cozy. We had planned an outing for today, but the snowstorm took care of that. Which is fine, because I like snow. However, it has turned to ice rain now, which I do NOT like in any shape or form. Even when I am getting around fine otherwise, I don't do well on ice, so getting to and from work tomorrow should be challenging - even if it is just getting off the street to get a cab!
But like Miss Scarlett O'Hara, I'll think about that tomorrow and enjoy the day as I have been doing already. I love birthdays. For one thing, having a birthday is always preferable to the alternative, if you ask me! And I love cake - on my own birthday, I don't even have to be the one to bake it. As a matter of fact, as I am typing this, The Tim is downstairs putting the finishing touches on my cake.
So no matter what is or is not going on with you, tonight drink a toast (alcoholic or not) to the fact that we are all still here!
Are you a fan of March Madness, the college basketball frenzy? I'll admit that I don't pay really close attention, or watch every game, but I do like to see who is playing and decide who I'd like to win. So I always print the bracket and keep track what way. This year, Villanova University is the top seed, and they are of course local. From all reports, the kids and the coach are nice, decent people so I hope they do well. Plus it's always fun to have a horse in the race so to speak.
However, there are other versions of March Madness floating around that I also enjoy, most notably Fug Madness. I love the ridiculousness of it, and the commentary by the Fug Girls. Play along if you like, it is stupidly fun.
And then, a friend directed me to the brackets set up for March Mayhem by the ladies at Mason-Dixon Knitting - I love it! Not just the fun aspect of the brackets, but the chance to check out some patterns I may not have otherwise ever seen. (Not that I need any more things in my Ravelry queue, but what are you gonna do?)
A friend who lives in Pittsburgh even posted a picture of the brackets set up by a local classical music station for listeners to compare and vote on. What a fun idea!
I love that different groups are making brackets for their own interests. Though March Madness is a true, intensive competition, the others are just for fun. And I think the world can use as much fun as it can find these days, don't you!