As in, it's my birthday, and I chose to Keep It Simple, Stupid...
Grand plans never seem to work out - so I went for a less traditional lazy day with little treats just for me. By 10am I had watched East of Eden on Netflix. This was a thrill for me becasuse the book is one of my favorites ever, and this classic has proved to be impossible for me to catch on TV. Netflix let me just stream it right on my laptop - nice. And it's a free trial - so I got a birthday present from Netflix *wee*!!
Then I went for a walk and listened to a podcast of This American Life. Also a favorite. I just love Ira Glass. I just love NPR.
Then I shopped for landscaping ideas at a local store with my dh AND had a bagel sandwich - I know, simple, right?
And I worked on a second lonely Tessarae. My first needs a friend. Truth be told, he has needed a friend for a year! The two line pattern is ridiculous easy - love that. And The Woolen Rabbit is some pretty nice yarn to work with.
doesn't he look sad?
For dinner I had rhubarb pie, and for dessert I had birthday cake. Can't really top that. My mom makes the best pies ever, I am pretty giddy to have my own pie, happy birthday to me.
I'll end my day with a good book.
And lastly, I enjoyed reading a post by Carrie (who is sharing the Molly Wizenberg love) and followed a link to this blog post...my eyebrows raised when I read "practice joy". I like the concept - to practice feel good things. My whole day was kind of like that - silly, simple things that I savor. It's kind of a nice concept to put into your pocket. So practice joy, friends!