Huge thank yous to everyone who sent me birthday greetings! I’m definitely feeling the love. Awwww…
Also, we had a really fun dinner last night at SalaThai, my favourite Thai restaurant. Their website is worth it for the cool Thai music but it features the big downtown restaurant, not our neighbourhood version which was actually the first one. We’ve been going fairly regularly since it opened over 20 years ago and they know us pretty well by now! My mother-in-law (aka Nana) invited me and T-Man, plus T’s little brother, his lovely wife and their kids (17 & 19). We were totally noisy and silly but nobody seemed to mind. Our darling host Art, whose real name is probably something unpronounceable in Thai, and both his waitresses served the (family-provided) cake and sang Happy Birthday to me along with the family. He said he nearly put the 6 candle upside down, making it say 90, but the girls put him straight. Too funny! Nana gave him a big hug on the way out. And a big tip too.
I thought the family fun, fabulously yummy dinner and sinful chocolate cake were spoiling enough but I even got presents. Nana gave me a lavender cookbook (and I actually have some saved from my garden so I can try a recipe or two) plus 4 little “buns” of baby alpaca top in white, tan, chocolate and black. She said she visited the farm on one of her bus trips: Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm on San Juan Island, WA. No need to convince me that alpacas are adorable! Not a lot of fibre here but if I spin it fine, perhaps enough for a scarf or hat. Or gloves? Yum.
In crafty news, I successfully finished a project yesterday that’s been dragging on but can’t blog it. It’ll have to wait until mid-December when it goes to its rightful owner. Sad face. Now I’m trying to control the urge to start something new until I finish my Happy Legs that still are only two uncompleted legs instead of warm tights. I’ve also started the body of Princess Pink’s new cardi now that the sleeves are done. Speeding right along. So good to be able to knit and crochet again! You have no idea.
The sun is out and it’s a spectacularly lovely fall day! Think I need to go for a walk.