LOL. The 45's were all music from my HS days, and the hat was loaded with things like laxatives, pink curlers, toilet brush, etc. The worst were the air fresheners hanging from the hat. "Old Car" scent! Yuck. Dumb me was Febreze-ing my office thinking the 45's were giving my office a little musty smell. That got a good laugh. The hat is now a "traveling" hat, so whoever has the next "significant" birthday gets it.
For my birthday yesterday, we rode bike around two of the popular lakes in downtown Minneapolis. It was a beautiful, sunny day of about 83 degrees F - perfect! Minneapolis has bike paths around the many lakes, and each lake is approximately 3 miles around. We biked twice around one lake, once around the other. There are beautiful flower gardens to picnic in and wander through - always busy, and many weddings are held here. We live in a rural area, but we enjoy downtown Minneapolis for the lakes and beautiful parks.
and "Minne" the traveling lake monster was visiting one of the lakes we biked around.
("Minne" is the Dakota word for water). There is a website about Minne and reactions to sightings of her here.
We had a great Thai lunch downtown with the Uptown Girl, and I received a little handcarved box, larimar bracelet and a thimble from the Dominican Republic from the English Major from her recent trip to the DR. Larimar is the beautiful stone only found in the Dominican.
And hubby found this book from my wish list:
That was a surprise! I keep seeing wonderful things made from this book, and have wanted it without ever seeing it. I have been enjoying looking at the patterns and trying to decide what to try first. So many beautiful patterns in here!
To top it all off, someone at work told me today that my doily has received a "Grand Champion" ribbon at the fair! How the heck does that happen without any competition? And do I dare enter it into the state fair?
Life is good!