Friday, April 04, 2008

Today I Am Officially On The Brink of 50





Yes, as hard as it is to believe (myself), I am now 49 years old.

Birthday Eve Dinner
I arrived home from work last night to a beautiful new orchid from Thaddeus and then we had this for dinner.



It was all ideal.

Today, we go back to Ikea for more torture (I'll regale you with my Ikea desk assembly nightmare some other time), and then to dinner tonight at my latest favorite restaurant in New Hope.

Current Knitting
I worked some more on my secret project, and now I'm about 30% complete with that and I also did another 2 rounds on the Ichida lace.

Current Spinning
Here's another couple of hours of laceweight spinning of the Black Bunny Fiber.



It's a good thing I have a lot of perseverance. Both my current main projects are require a boatload of it.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Dawn writes, "I just happened to notice in the blurb under your photo, that you and Thaddeus will have been 25years together this year! When is the big celebration?"

We will celebrate 25 years in November...so we still have some time to plan.

48 comments:

Seanna Lea said...

Happy Birthday!

I love the laceweight. It might require perseverance, but the results are completely worth it.

Sheepish Annie said...

Mel said we all have to come over to say, "Happy Birthday!" And I am nothing if not good at following directions. So enjoy the day (desk assembly aside) and that lovely spinning.

(and you don't look a day over 29...)

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday! If it makes you feel better, I'm older than you ... (now to go find someone older than me ...)

Kerry said...

Best wishes for a very happy birthday today and many more to follow!

Paul said...

Happy Birthday, Joe!

dawn in NL said...

Happy birthday Joe,

No you don't look your age. My birthday soon too, but I am a few years older!

Glad you had a good day.

All the best,
Dawn

no-blog-rachel said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Joe! And may you have many more.

anne marie in philly said...

hello gorgeous! and you don't look a day over 40!

many many many more happy years to you!

smooches! :-)

Megara said...

From a long time lurker, have a very happy birthday!

micaelarauch said...

From another lurker, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Fredda said...

Hope you have the happiest birthday ever! Take it from an "older woman", it only gets better.

Kelley said...

Happy Birthday!!

Sean said...

Happy Birthday, Joe!

DutchJan said...

O Dear!!!, same age as I am, but I am going to be 50 in August!
HAPPY HAPPY Birthday dear Joe!!! and I hope you got load's of presents and that you are having a great Day

Marilyn said...

You really don't look your age. Such a fresh young face! May you have a lovely day! Kissy, kissy, kissy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Now that I've left this fawning compliment, I would expect that you tell me how incredibly young and nubile I look on my birthday (April 25, in case you've forgotten and I'm gonna be 58, so quitcher bitching, kid).

Julie said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day :-)

bjrest said...

Happy Birthday Joe..... You look maaaavalus :) Enjoy!

stephen said...

Happiest Birthday, Joe!

Jean said...

It sounds as if you've already had a very happy birthday -- let me wish you, then, many more to come.

SuperiK(uh)nits said...

Happy Birthday, Joe!!! Don't worry Joe, you don't look a day pass 30.

M-H said...

Happy Birthday Joe, and many more of them.

Cara said...

Happy birthday, you look great. My birthday is later this month too, I am also turning an almost ... almost 40. But I have no expectations of looking as tanned and relaxed as you do. I can only hope I get a box of delicious sushi ...

Don't let the Ikea de-construction get you down.

Preita said...

Happy birthday & man you look GREAT for 49! :)

Ted said...

Happy Birthday, Joe.

The laceweight will be amazing.

Rachel said...

Mazal Tov!

knitnzu said...

Hey Joe! Feliz cumpleanos! I haven't been over here in a bit, but Mel sent me over... Dude, given that you've got some Asian grub featured, did you know that (at least for the Koreans) you are ALREADY 50???!!!?!?!?!?? (as in you are in your 50th year). I am fast behind you, but neenah neenah, I got 3 years (just turned 47 mid March) to catch up. You do know you have a baby face, right? I'd put you around 38, MAYBE 40.... Hope Thaddeus lavishes you with complements and lots of other niceties.

mary said...

Happy Birthday Joe!!

Here's to many more.

FiberQat said...

Fifty? Naaaaah. Yer no stinkin' fifty!

I know whatcha workin' on tee hee hee.

Rosie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Don't sweat 49 you look great!!! Enjoy your special day.

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Joe! You are timeless :-)

maureen said...

The cake - you didn't tell us about the cake!!! You have to have cake if it's your birthday......

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Joe, a day late. Don't feel old - a local friend of mine celebrated her 79th yesterday and she feels she might at well be 80.

JoVE said...

Happy Birthday. Here's to many more.

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday Dear Joe! many many more!

WonderMike said...

Is there a portrait in your closet, Dear Joe??? You look mahvulus. Happy, happy Birthday! hizKNITS and I even mention you in our latest song, "Lace for Boys". You are indeed a star to us.

Sherrill in Portland said...

You get to be 49 by not dying; I'm far more impressed with your 24+++ years with the same man. That is a true rarity. Congratulations.

jkleclerc said...

Happy belated birthday!!!

mindy said...

Happy day-late birthday- hope it was a great one!(and that picture says 30's to me)

Kerry said...

Happy birthday Joe. You look damn good for a man 'on the brink of 50'.

Kit said...

Happy birthday Joe! First time visiting your blog, I'll be coming back! Many happy returns.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! and many more. It only gets better.
Moreliaman

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe:
You and I, we have so much in common. I too and with my man 25 years this year. Like you, I'm also in my late 30's, so late I'm almost 50!
Sheri

Anonymous said...

Strange...my happy birthday comment didn't get posted! Anyway, Happy Belated. And honey, you're still hot.
Selma

Deborah C. said...

A belated Happy Birthday to You! I hope you had fun at Joe's.

Strumpstickan said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be so late, but congratulations, and believe me, the best is yet to come.
And 25 years with Thaddeus? I am envious.
k

tapmouse said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I read at another blog that it was your birthday and that I needed to pop over and wish you a good one! Yeah, I still haven't gotten over Catholic School! Do what I'm told!-HA!

Enjoy your new year!

You don't know me, but we all knit, we all blog...

sean said...

happy belated birthday! you look fabulous! have you had some work done? wink wink!