Today, for the first time in YEARS, I am doing just what I want. Nada. Nuttin. (Except for more sanding, more vacuuming of dust, some painting, some cooking, some reading, some crossword puzzles, some shoveling - heeheehee.) The problem with having a birthday on a holiday is that no one forgets it. How am I supposed to ignore it when everyone from my parents, sisters, friends, dry cleaner, and Starbucks is trying to help me celebrate? Oh, poor me...*snort*
And this is really so not me:
My Muck Boots, which I have been wearing for years (not the same pair, but the same brand) have let me down. After having to superglue the front sole flap back on more than six times in less than two years, the back heel flap gave way last Saturday. It was the last straw. So I threw them in the trash bin and headed up to Bennington to find new boots. I ended up with Bogs - with one hitch. They did not have plain ones in my size. I sidled around these for a good 15 minutes before deciding to get them. Needless to say, they shocked the livestock. Sage and Chickie slammed on the brakes at the sight of them, and both fluffy sheep had to thoroughly examine them before letting me through the gate. I will have to say that they are the best-fitting barn boots I have ever worn. And they have good traction and seem to be warm enough. I am still startled when I look down, but they're growing on me.
I also got a very nifty handbook on how to tie knots (seems that someone actually was reading this blog....)
A True Lover's Knot! Now I just have to find me a true love that I can use it on.... :)
AND I must have been on Santa's "Good Beyond Belief" List, because I got a CAMERA for Christmas!!!! Of course, it's like going from 0 to 100 from my old model to this one. I am gingerly learning what all the dials and doodads are for. But it does allow me to take much better pictures. Such as:
My handsome boy. Yes, he is ALWAYS around. I have been using the fireplace a lot this past weekend, so Bernice is nowhere in sight. She is, unfortunately, afraid of the fire.
Blip! Blip! Blip! (my happiness meter....)