04 June 2009

Happy Birthday...to me

Might as well start this post off with something I loved as a child.....Nancy Drew. This is what I sent my partner, Tara. I made the journal...it says "Detective Journal" on it. The book I was given to read actually has two different versions of the story.....they actually changed it. So I had to give her both copies of the book. :) The other book in the picture is a newer Nancy Drew book....i don't really like the newer ones and stopped reading them a few years back. I decided to keep only the original 56 stories in my collection. Okay...I do have a few after the original 56...sentimental reasons. The box in the back is my stand-in for a "brass bound trunk". it has a few surprises in it. Some related to the book...others were things that came with the copy of the book I ordered off of Etsy (IrishPotatoQueen). I may have to act like a child all over again this summer and re-read the Nancy books I have. I couldn't wait until summertime as a kid...I would check out a stack of books (mostly Nancy) and read for as long as my parents would let me. :)
Well, today is my 37th birthday. Very low key. My brother shocked me and was the first (and only one so far) to call. I did get to well wishes on my Facebook wall. Man, that means I'll actually have to log into that time sucker at some point. Oy. I started making a cake, but had to stop....I need Crisco....mine had gone bad. Lack of baking does that....I have been baking quite a bit this week. Coffee cake on Monday, Coconut Cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting last night, and today will be Key Lime Pie Cream Cake. I have to wait until Clark gets home from work...he is going to get my Crisco for me. :) It doesn't go in the cake....I need to grease the pans/waxed paper. I'm a stickler.....I don't make substitutions. :) I worked on a few things for the shop...paper packets....vintage cookbook pages. I'm anal and wanted to make sure every packet got the same amount of stuff. :) Yes, I'm still working on Alice, but the pressure of perfection is stifling me. Dang you, Kara. :) It's been raining on and off all day. A young lady rang my doorbell and asked permission to pet Baccus...I was shocked....even more so when Baccus was all kinds of nice to her. Some people are just good with animals....hopefully when she grows up she'll work with animals. Billy and I have been sucked into the "Burn Notice" marathon on USA. In fact, I need to go...I'm missing some now. Hey, it's my birthday....I can waste it in whatever manner I want. :)


  1. Happy birthday to you Wanda! 37 huh? Well we don't see that on the internet you know, you might as well take a few years off. Mmm I'm getting a good idea, I'm off lol! Have a great day with your family Wanda!

  2. Happy Birthday!! I think you should spend it any way you want!! HAVE FUN!!
    Love the Nancy Drew!!

  3. HAppy Birthday, Sweetie! Hope you are spoiled rotten!:)

    I had no idea that the Brass Bound Trunk was changed! I'd better get reading! Love your swap package!:) Lori

  4. So, Happy Birthday to you- hope you had a great day.

  5. Happy Birthday, Sweetie!! I received my PIF and I love the garden journal! Great job and thank you!!

  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
    I got my package last Wednesday and per your note wanted to re-read the book before I opened the "brass bound trunk." I enjoyed both versions of the story! Plus the other two--it's amazing how quick those are to read! My 2 1/2 year old son has commandeered the "treasure chest" for now and enjoys putting his treasures in it--he keeps asking for my earrings and rings and necklaces to add to his collection!

    Great job and thanks again! Sorry your birthday wasn't all it was cracked up to be!

  7. Many wishes for a great year! Maybe I'll see you sometime at Ft. Benning...and I will see you at Silver Bella!