Monday, April 26, 2010

Let's get this party started!

It's one week until my birthday and I'm going to start celebrating now, just in case I get hit by a bus before the actual day. With my luck, you never know.

I'm pretty loosey-goosey with planning stuff--I still haven't decided where to have my birthday dinner. Not that it matters all that much. The place just needs to have really good wine and food, in that order of priority. I might also treat myself to a mani/pedi so my hands and feet won't look like crap for at least one day of the year. On Saturday I have something very special planned, and it's knitting related. Here's a hint--it doesn't need a litter box. I'll be blogging about it.

There are a few things I absolutely WILL do, however, and I want those things to be about giving back, because as much as I whine and bitch, I am a lucky, lucky person. I'm starting the week by offering my new sock pattern for free. I have downloaded so many free patterns over the years and I want to return the favor. Just click on the link on the right side of this page.

The next time I'm in the drive-through at Starbucks, I'm going to buy the coffee for the person behind me. I love doing that. Imagine how happy it makes somebody. Doesn't matter that I probably won't even know who they are. Somehow, that makes it even better. I'm going to make random acts of niceness a not so random occurrence.

This week I'm going to make another donation to Ravelry. I am still astounded at the things this site does FOR FREE, and I can't imagine all the work involved. Every week I figure out something new, and it seems like every week they add something. They have done so much for my knitting life, I can't even put it into words. When something has the power to shut me up, you know it's an amazing thing.

Knit-wise, I'm finishing up a couple of pairs of baby socks for someone on our HOA board. DH asked if I'd do something for her and I'm glad to. I know those of us who live with HOAs like to complain about them, but HOA boards do a whole lot of work and don't get enough credit for it, and I'm not just saying that because DH is on our board and I want him to get me a really nice birthday present--he already did.

I have a few other things up my sleeve, and hopefully I'll get some good photos that I can post here. Have a fantastic week everybody, and get ready to party!


  1. you deserve to have a spectacular b-day! You GO, gurl. And thank you for reminding me about random acts of kindness - I'm going to echo your effort in the Starbucks line - and maybe Ravelry too. Thanks SO much!

  2. Happy early birthday!

  3. What wonderful things you have come up with to celebrate and gift yourself and others. Hands down, people with birthdays in May are the absolute coolest!!! :D And now, I'm off to grab that sock pattern!

  4. Thanks for reminding me I haven't donated to Ravelry in a while!! I should do that too. I'd be lost without that site. Literally. (And happy pre-birthday!)

  5. Hope you will have the bestest Birthday ever! I know you will party like there is no tomorrow...

    Random acts of niceness, and being thankful for all that others are doing for us (Ravelry and showing appreciation by donating, giving back by putting out free patterns yrself - to name a few) creates happiness and abundance.

    If we all would realize that, and be thankful and give back some way or another, it will create ABUNDANCE for all of us and everybody will thrive!

    Good for you for realizing that and for sharing your thoughts on this on yt blog. A class act of paying it forward!!!


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