Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Happy Birthday Mike

Yesterday was my little brother's 20th birthday. It' s funny, I still think of him as being a kid, but I think I'm starting to get over that.

I knit my butt of on Monday night, and part of yesterday, and managed to get one of the soft socks finished. The ankle's a bit tight, but I'll block it, and it will be much better. The soft socks that I made for myself have stretched considerably, so I'm not worried.

Anyway, I decided to give him one sock for his B-Day, with the promise of another being completed in the next week or so. My Mom was joking that I should give him the other one for Christmas (settle down all you December B-Day people, she was just joking).

I was in such a rush to get the first sock finished, and get a decent amount of studying done yesterday that I totally forgot to get him a card, and as we were rushing out the door, I realized that I hadn't even wrapped the sock yet. I did, however, remember that I saw an Aveda bag with some tissue paper under my bed while I was looking for the concentrator nozzle for my hair dryer, so I grabbed the bag and threw the sock in it, and some tape, and wrapped the sock in tissue paper on the way to the restaurant. No bow or anything! I am so ashamed! I don't think he minded though. On top of everything, I had to take the completed sock back, so I can make the other one the exact same.

My single sock, crappy wrapping, and lack of a card gave me some ideas for things he should ask for next year:

1) A sister who is more on the ball.
2) Wrapping paper on his gifts.
3) A card.

Hopefully next year he will get all three.

We did have a really nice dinner at The Cannery. It was on the water, and the carol ships circled out front while the restaurant put on a fireworks display on their dock. I had Lobster Bisque as an appetizer, which was totally amazing, and I even had a piece of lobster in it! Yummy. My main course was Beef Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes, followed by Creme Brule for dessert. Needless to say, I was pretty full. We didn't get home til 1am, because we went back to my parent's house for presents, so I'm tired today.

I think I mentioned this in the 20 things about me meme, but I used to have a, um, major drug problem, and my "clean date" just happens to be my brother's birthday. I have 7 years clean as of yesterday. My parents like to celebrate that too, so I always get a card and I little gift from them. Blogger isn't cooperating with picture placement right now, so the silvery box above it what held my gift. When I opened it I found this inside:

Isn't it pretty? It's got little purple gems around the pink stone. I love it!!

I've come to the conclusion that I need more shirts that have a lower cut so people can see it when I wear it.

Alright, I'd better get back to studying. I'd rather be knitting.


Mia said...

First of all, bothers are generally happy that we remember to get them a present. Oops, I meant to type brother although they are the same thing.

And congradualtions on 7 years!!!

Karen said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration. Congrats on your seven year anniversary too - good for you. The necklace is beautiful. And from what I've seen, guys in general do not care about wrapping paper, ribbons or cards!!

Luquee said...

That necklace is so pretty! I've never seen anything like it before. Congrats :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 7 yrs!!