When asked last night what I wanted for my upcoming birthday I was pretty sincere in answering with "a day off and breakfast in bed." (Which, by the way, made me feel a heck of a lot like my mother, but no surprise there I suppose). I might modify that today to include a stack of magazines, a good book and an afternoon visit of tea and pie, because afterall if I spend all day in bed I might get hungry. But, since I'm my own boss so none of you can really grant me the gift of a day off, I will share with you a few other items, for the curious amongst you.
- A new pair of red clogs, because the leather on my beloved old ones is cracking and all rainy days can be made that much brighter with red clogs.
- There are always scads of books I would adore to stack beside my bed. Right now those include: Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, and my biggest weakness bawdy historical fiction this time in the form of The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory.
- This ring (or more correctly set of rings) is beee-u-tiful and looks smashing on as well. I had a chance to meet its maker yesterday at Portobello West and she's a doll. Thanks to her I also now know that I would need that ring in a size 6. Who knew?
- A massage I had this summer at Silk Road was indeed an experience in Bliss that I would happily repeat.
- An evening of wine, hummous, Flamenco and company at the Kino would not go ignored.
- Oh, and I would just adore a pair of pinking shears!
I would also genuinely love to have more time to spend with friends and more of a chance to work on household crafts and projects, but I don't imagine anyone I know has yet found a way to harness time. That said, I do know some real smartypants so perhaps I'll get lucky?
I've been in a pretty consistent purge mode since we got back from holidays and even thinking about acquiring new stuff seems painfully indulgent at this point, which is half of the reason my first thought was a day in bed I think, as I'm not really on the look out for much stuff these days and I feel like most moments I've had at home lately have been spent in a constant state of taking stock of each and every corner and nook and wondering what should stay and what should go. So, with that in mind I'd also be honoured to have donations made in my name to organizations that align with my values (if you're planning on shelling out for a birthday present, I assume you know by now what those are), afterall I have always kind of wanted a goat.