November 5th, 2006

birthday cake

Loot!

Today, as it happens, is my birthday, and jonbaker gave me presents. Five of 'em.

1. The Omnious Omnibus, which is the first three books of the Lemony Snicket Series (I got that one last week, because I happened to be there when he opened the package. Unfortunate.)

2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I've never heard of this YA fantasy, but he saw I was reading Scott Westerfield (btw - the "Uglies" series? Must read.)

3. Mark Goodman's World of Jewish Cooking, which has recipes I actualy might try, so very, very cool, and which I got at midnight last night.

4. The one item I'd requested, a nostepinne. This is a turned wooden rod used for winding balls of yarn. I've *been* using my thumb and pens and rolled up newspaper wound with clear packing tape, all of which worked, but this feels NICE in my hand. I have a thing for fine woods.

5. And the surprise, which came in the same box as the nostepinne. A top-weighted drop spindle and roving (unspun wool.)

:)

And I got a birthday present from my mother - she's engaged! I'm still dancing about that one.