Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Happy Birthday to Me
Yep, the big 4-9. What a concept: I am now a 49er! It fits, considering I am a native of the San Francisco Bay Area...
I've had probably my best birthday ever today. I took advantage of the never-argue-with-the-birthday-celebrant rule (what? it's not a rule in your house?) to get a couple of before-school photos of my sweeties. Aren't they gorgeous?
Later, Avi and I drove in to Tel Aviv for a meeting that marks a huge step forward in our translation business. Fun, exciting... lots of superlatives fit, but more about that in my next post. After all, this one is all about moi!
After the girls got home from school, they turned the tables on me and gave me my first-ever birthday treasure hunt! Meital was the mastermind behind it, and did an incredible job. Every clue referenced a toy I had knit for her, and where it was likely to be. Absolutely delightful! As you can see, she gave me a teddy bear she knit herself (with some help from me, but not much. Avi later told me he cracked up every time he saw me working on my own gift!). Liat wanted to make a collage for me, and decided that since I always have a small notebook handy next to the computer, that would make an excellent canvas. She was right! But I am trying to figure out how I can protect her work of art. I am thinking of inking it with Versamark ink and covering it with clear embossing powder.
And now, even as I type, Avi is preparing a fabulous dinner, including my all-time favorite food (well, aside from chocolate): potato pancakes. Yum, YUM! For dessert, we will enjoy the fabulous chocolate cake Liat and Meital baked for me last night, which has been frosted with chocolate ganache. I keep hearing the opening words of that old Fred Astaire song* in my mind...
"Heaven! I'm in Heaven...."
*"Cheek to Cheek" by Irving Berlin (from the movie Top Hat)