Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Happy Brithday to..

Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to meeeeeee
Happy brithday to me!

It was my birthday today, and Chris' yesterday. It's been a good day, though a busy one. Unfortunately a birthday is not a good enough reason to not work, so I spent all of today at the office. My colleagues celebrated my birthday with a cake. It was a delicious chocolate sacher cake. Yum!

Chris and I have already celebrated ur irthdays to death. It started with the trip to the Southern Highlands and Canberra a couple of weekends ago. We have since followed that with meals and treats that we could justify using our birthdays as an excuse - food,w ine, yarn, we had it all!

I feel like all my birthdays have come at once. A few posts ago, I mentioned going nuts at Koorong. Well, my CDs were delivered yesterday. I have enjoyed listening to them in teh car. Chris reckons Idea of North sounds like "salad bar music", whatever that means. I'll just make sure I play it when he is not in the car.

I also received the battery for my laptop which I ordered through my company's internal purchasing system. I had been waiting for it for a couple of weeks while stressing out that my battery was going to die on me. I was so relieved that I finally received it.

The other thing I received was my present from my KR secret pal. It was a couple of hanks of grey wool and a multicoloured hank of wool from Estonia and Finland - two countries where she visited recetly. I'd put up a picture, but I don't have a camera with me right now. It love the grey wool. I think it will make a lovely shawl. I have not worked out what to do with the multicoloured hank yet. I will post a picture as soon as I can and you will see how pretty the colours are.

And just when I thought that things could not get any better, I received another message from my office's mailroom asking me to pick up a package. It was my Heirloom 8ply Cotton from ozeyarn. Jenn from Figheadh had ordered it for me to use for the next test knit that I will be doing for her. It will be a fern leaf diamond lace sweater, knit from cuff to cuff. it will have bell sleeves. I am very excited about it as it sounds lovely and the yarn she ordered for me most certainly is very lovely to look at.

That's not all. yesterday, on the way to meeting my project group at uni, I took a little (well, not so little) detour to Tapestry Craft. They were meant to close at five o'clock, but the lovely ladies there allowed me to browse while they tidied up. I ended up buying three balls of Filatura di Crosa Zara to make a scarf for Chris. Have you felt that stuff? It's amazing. It's soft and silky and feels like it is going to be a pleasure to work with. I can't wait to start on the scarf. i want to finish it before the end of the month as Tapestry Craft's sale ends then and I want to get more Zara from them if I like it enough n want to make another scarf or if I don't have enough to complete Chris' scarf.

The back of the cabled sweater is nearly done. A few more rows to go and I will be binding off.

I am so glad that Blogger is functioning again. It was seriously driving me nuts before. It's only been fixed today. Another god brithday present - this time from Blogger! Those of you who emailed me telling me that the comments links don't work, well, the do now. Thank you for emailing me as I would never have dreamed of testing the comments. I know now that I should test the links from time to time - just in case. I complained to Blogger and it looks like it was all fixed today.
Happy Birthday!!
Happy Birthday Celia. But you bought yourself just three balls of yarn? I don't believe it for a minute ;)

Oh, and tell Chris his new "tweaks" for the blog are great. I especially love the multi-coloured progress icons.
Happy happy birthday!
Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday! Make it the best!
Happy Happy Birthday!
Happy B'day!
Happy birthday! Wishing u yet another great year ahead..:)
Happy Birthday Celia. And it's mine today. Go Geminis!!
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