Birthday review: Over the Moon


I don’t know where to start really.  I had a wonderful 57th Birthday.  unnamed-8

These flowers were a total surprise.  Have I told you that when the doorbell

rings here, well it is usually the Jehovah Witnesses.  No one else really comes here unannounced.  So to have the FLOWER delivery was amazing.  This arrangement is glorious.  I LOVE the orange flowers.  My friend overwhelmed me with this gift.

And if I weren’t spoiled enough, just look at the prize package Kim D. sent me. Tiger Lily is a  Mrs. Crosby yarn.  I’ve never worked with it but it looks and feels knit worthy of a shawl.  The squish factor is superb.

Fireman and Zach did some woodworking for me.  I have one mushroom that Fireman carved last fall. I Really wanted another.  It was Zach’s first time with with a chain saw. All fingers remain intact.  Great birthday gift.

Al and Zach blew me away by getting me a Kitchen Aid stand mixer.  I’ve never had one.  Well, that’s not entirely true. I bought one at a flea market that was very old and the bowl jumped off every time you tried to use it.   Picture butter flecks all over the wall and counter…….

I’ve been impatiently mixing with a hand mixer for my whole life.  Since I go into a sugar coma watching Great British Baking Show episodes, (while knitting of course) they decided I needed one.

There were other wonderful wishes and gifts and cards.  I missed my mom.  I told her last year that it was my birthday and we sang together to me.  I’m fine really, just one of those milestones.   I was with my sister last weekend in Minnesota and we shared very fun mom stories.

Finally, my sister has begun to paint again after a 30 year break.  She painted me a watercolor of an Irish cottage, with sheep!  I will show you soon.  That painting means to me: My Irish nana, my mom, my sister and all of you who share our sheepy connection.

Enough about me!  I loved your responses to yesterday’s Q and A.  Glad to know we all have that WORD that we misspell. I thought it was just me!

(I posted the link to twiddle mitts from  Ignore that blogroll thing, I have to take that off my sight later. Not sure how it got there)



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16 thoughts on “Birthday review: Over the Moon

  1. Belated birthday wishes! Happy Happy and have a great year! Surely looks like oyu’re off to a super start – the flowers and gifts are bright and engaging. Most words I can spell – my problem is typing (I don’t do qwerty) “yo” as in you/other combos…as you can see in the sentence above!


  2. What a wonderful day for you Kathy! You will love, love, love your mixer. for years I used a hand-held one and then bought myself a Kitchen aid mixer with a gift card. Best purchase! Enjoy.


  3. Happy birthday to a fellow Leo! I bought myself a Kitchen Aid stand mixer in 1984 when I was in the nesting phase of being pregnant with Elder Son. Still have it, of course; it will probably go to a daughter-in-law, assuming I ever have one. (I have also gone through two KA hand mixers. They do not stand up well to cookie dough.)


  4. Sounds like a perfect birthday, even the bittersweet parts. You are going to love that mixer. I have one that I bought several years ago. It creams butter like nobody’s business.


  5. Happy birthday!! I love my Kitchen Aid mixer and I love the Great British baking show. The only problem is that I can’t eat all those wonderful things I would love to be baking. I use mine to make bath bombs now!


  6. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to you! It looks like you were properly spoiled on your big day. What color of mixer did your wonderful kids get for you? ((hugs)), Teresa 🙂


  7. So glad you had a lovely birthday. You are so kind and thoughtful; I’m glad you get some of that back!
    I didn’t know you were such a baby; I’ll be 58 next month!


  8. Happy Belated Birthday! My Mom’s birthday was August 14, and I always pause and think of her. It’s tough to lose that anchor in your life.

    Love the flowers and the gift box – enjoy!


  9. Oh my goodness! How did I ever miss your birthday? I’m glad it was a wonderful one my sweet friend. It looks like you received some lovely gifts. I splurged about 6 or 7 years ago and bought myself a KitchenAid stand mixer. I love it. I have no idea how I baked for all those years when the children were small without it. Happy belated birthday!!
    Blessings, Betsy


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