Monday, 6 August 2007

A Day of Surprises

Yawn!!!!! I roll over and snuggle up to DH........
DH: Happy Birthday
ME: Happy Anniversary....(yup we got married on my birthday)
DH: There is someone staring at you.
I look around wearily expecting to see one of the kids.
ME: There is no one here. (Go back to snuggle position)
DH: There is a pair of brown eyes staring at you.
Now you've got to remember that I'm half asleep and can't see straight yet. I again look around the room.
ME: There is no one looking at me.
DH: There is a pair of brown eyes staring at you.
I rub my eyes, determined to find this pair of brown eyes. I roll over and sure enough I found the pair of brown eyes staring at me.
I start laughing my head off because this is what DH got me.



Sheep: My name is Woolworth.

ME: Woolworth?

Woolworth: Yes, that's right. I should also let you know that I'm a merino sheep.

ME: I don't believe it.

Woolworth: Honestly, my name is Woolworth.

ME: No, I don't believe that you're a merino.

Woolworth: Perhaps not, but I'm cute enough to get away with it.

DH adopted a Serta Sheep in my name. The money goes to the Children's Hospitals in Canada via the Children's Miracle Network. It looks like the adventures with Woolworth begin.

As I mentioned in my last post, I spent the better part of the day at the Knit-Out in Ottawa. I volunteered to help out at the Learn to Knit table. I taught how to cast on, changing colours, and a few other techniques but what made my day worth while was ten year old Jacob.Jacob picked up how to knit straight away and knit several rows while he was there. I was so impressed....sniff sniff He just made me so proud. His mom put in an order for a scarf this Christmas.

Woolworth had to get in on the action, so I pulled out the sock...

I introduced Woolworth to a couple of knitting friends and the conversation went down hill from there. From the topic of misbehaving Serta Sheep it went to knitting names for cats to rudely placed bobbles on sweaters. I have a feeling that Woolworth and Lulu are somehow related.

The day ended all to quickly and my clan came to get me. While DH and the kids prepared kabobs for the BBQ, I put together my other gift...a Muskoka chair. This is something I've wanted for a while as it's nice and roomy with a place to put my drink on the armrest. It's my knit outdoors in comfort chair.

On Tuesday DH and I will head out to see Bourne Ultimatum. Because one....I loved the other two movies and two (and perhaps most importantly) it is starring Matt Damon. He is also taking me to dinner to the Outback. This is an Australian themed restaurent complete with didgeridoos along the wall. Funny this is their signature dish is a blooming onion which I'm told by Taph is NOT an Australian dish......but it is GOOD!!!!!

So the secret to a good birthday......spread it over several days. :)

Until next time

Yours in Yarn

The Fibreholic


Anita said...

Happy Birthday. It is mine too.

A great day.

Georgie said...

Hooray for extended birthdays! Welcome Woolworth - what a fabulous idea, he's gorgeous. Better keep a close watch on him though, he's got that gleam in his eye....

No idea what a blooming onion is either! Do tell!

Cassandra Dolohov said...

Happy birthday and anniversary Hogwarts pal. Many happy returns.

TinkingBell said...

Happy birthday - give the sheep a pat!

Jejune said...

You're lucky that Woolworth has been kept well away from young Lulu - you just KNOW she'd be a bad influence.

Those chairs look wonderful!

MadMad said...

Cute sheep! And good job on the bday spread. Around here we call it my "birthday week..."