Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

Well, it's that time again. My favorite month of the year also means I grow another year older. While I used to love this as a kid, I now find that I don't enjoy the aging part of it as much as I enjoy the celebration.
My day has been spent relaxing with my husband and the boys and cutting out doll size Harry Potter robes pieces with my husband. Everything is cut out now, so the sewing will begin tomorrow. I am making ten robes: eight Gryffindor and two Ravenclaw. So far, all of them are for special orders, except two of the Gryffindor. That will it for year. Once I'm done with these I have a couple of special order pieces to work on, and then we'll see what's next. I'm only a little farther behind than I planned, but it's okay since I usually work better under the pressure of an approaching deadline.
My hands have had more good days than bad lately, and I'm glad for that. For those who don't know I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Arthritis. Since I've stopped working full time the pain has greatly decreased, but there are days when I feel three times my age.
For my birthday I was lucky enough to receive more than I expected. My husband followed through with tradition and purchased American Girl Chrissa for me, and she arrived last month. Today my retired American Girl AGT #6 (light skin, black hair, and brown eyes) arrived today. I also received Nicholas Sparks' new book The Last Song and a Madame Alexander horse from my husband and my boys, and a Back to School themed scrapbook kit from my mom. And if I wasn't so full from dinner tonight, I would be digging in to the red velvet cake my husband baked for me today.
Here's my doll goodies:

Until next time...

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