18 March 2009

Birthday Report

Thank you so much for all of the birthday wishes, I enjoyed hearing from all of you! It did occur to me after I posted the baby picture that I was turning 53 years old, and I still have basically the same hairstyle ...

I had a great birthday weekend (and since it will be on a Sunday next year, I still have a weekend birthday coming up!). Saturday, The Tim took me out to lunch, and later we had a piece of birthday cake (we skipped dinner, since lunch was both filling and late in the afternoon):


Pretty fancy, huh? The Tim is more creative with his frosting methods than I am, and always makes the cake look extra special. This is dark chocolate frosting with crystal sugar sprinkles, and the cake was vanilla-chocolate marbled cake. Yum. Sadly, it is now gone, since we finished it last night as part of our St. Patrick's Day celebration.

And wow, the kitties must have saved their allowances for a long time to be able to afford to buy me this birthday present:


I had seen this book, but hadn't really ever looked through it. I have decided that even though I am unlikely to ever knit most of the patterns, there is a lot of inspiration and ideas to be had from it. I also like that she (Nicky Epstein) includes some history of knitting in the various places she talks about in the book.

Even though my birthday is now past, and so is St. Patrick's Day, I still have something to look forward to, since tomorrow is St. Joseph's Day. Do you remember what that means?


ZEPPOLES!!

10 comments:

Turtle said...

looks to have been a good weekend

Wendy said...

How did I miss your birthday????

Hope you bought yourself some lovely yarn!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- The cake looks like a party in itself- great job Tim.

KSD said...

I cannot even begin to tell you how sorry I am for missing your birthday. Shun me if you must.

(but i am still incredibly fond of you.)

Lisa said...

Come fly with me, let's fly on a zeppole...mmm...

Kathleen said...

I went to St. Joseph's parochial school as a child, and somehow we never got zeppoles, just an extra day of going to mass. Sigh. Enjoy!

Carrie K said...

Zeppoles! They look good.

I've got that Nicky Epstein book and I agree with you - not much I'd knit but maybe and it's got a lot of inspiring patterns, if not exactly practical.

Who doesn't have the same hairstyle?

anne marie in philly said...

dang, I missed your birthday!!!!!

what with carol's birthday and my SnB group's birthday this past week...

c ya at loop for FRANKLIN (w00t!) on 3/27!

Brigitte said...

Now that. Is a cake. And I can appreciate a man who doesn't skimp on frosting...

Wow, the kitties really saved up their money! Nice pressie, made all the better because it came from them. :D

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Dark chocolate icing- bestill my heart. You may tell The Tim that my birthday is in May...

(kitties always know what to splurge on, don't they?)