Saturday, February 20, 2010

How old???

I want to thank you all for visiting. I enjoy your comments more than I can tell you. Reading them at the end of the day is a comfort.
I love that you love my big old house, and what I do there with all my all my crazy stacks of fabric, and multiple looms.
And yes, I listen to Sirius most of the time, the Coffee House is my favorite. And if I am near the computer I play the playlist that you see here on my blog, and now that I am an I Touch geek, I listen to Pandora free internet on occasion.
But some days, I listen to the quiet.
And I love the sound of it.

From Crazy as a Loom

Remember my mojo. Well, it screwed up.
That lovely rug in my last post.
Today ,while I was weaving an off white/white 4x6 rug, in ombred tones, I had one of those 'aha' moments. It was just about done, and I was measuring it, and with amazing clarity, I knew that the rug I had finished yesterday, the one in the box by the door waiting to be shipped, was too short.
In my mind, I could see myself making that last measurement on it just a day ago, and I knew it was wrong.
I finished the white rug.
Then I went and I cut the box open, laid the other rug out, and measured it again.
Too short.
I didn't allow for take up.
Too *#$@%%%$&* short.
OK then.

So I took a deep breath, and started getting the loom ready for Monday morning, and I will weave it all over again.

*##__(&^&^^$##@ mojo, anyway.

From Crazy as a Loom

Tonight, my husband took me to dinner, to celebrate the LAST day of this 62nd year of my life. We went to Amigo's, my favorite Mexican restaurant, about a half hour away.
I would have taken lovely pictures of the delish spinach and cheese enchilada I had, but the battery in my camera decided (again) that today was its day off.
This week I WILL buy myself an extra battery. You can bet on it.

We had to sit at the bar, the place was so packed. But it was very comfy, and there were candles on the gleaming wood bar, and it seemed easier to talk sitting so close side by side, and not across the table from each other. I kind of liked it.
I said to Bill (DH), "God, I am older than old is dirt, anyway???"
And without missing a beat, he looked sweetly at me, and said, "64".
Gotta love that man.

Tomorrow, it's time to party! 63 years young, and not older than dirt.


Jaimie in IL said...

Hilary! Happy Birthday! I just had a February birthday also. Us February girls are special! Well, your mojo must've been workin' somewhat 'cause you realized the problem before the box left! How did you put it? "...with amazing clarity..." Uh huh...sounds like mojo to me!

You don't look like you are any where near your age, so I would've never guessed you were in your the pristine-ness of the heart must be all through out the body!

Have a great day tomorrow!

Michael said...

I totally want that second photo as my desktop background now.

Happy Birthday tomorrow! Don't do anything that would get you arrested... and if you do... blame it on Bacchus.

Anonymous said...

From one February gal to another... Happy Birthday!

Oh, and I agree... it can be hard to have a conversation sometimes when seated across the table in a restaurant. Kind of sexy being side by side all intimate even if you are sitting at the bar.

Something lovely arrived in my mailbox today! Thank you and I will post pics soon and tell the world.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm 64!! Sure didn't know I'm older than dirt. Oh well, I'm doing OK for an old gal.

Happy Birthday and may you and your heart have many more.


weaverpat said...

Hope you have the best day possible!

I'll be catching up to you on Saturday. Watch out, dirt, here we come!

LA said...

Happy Birthday, Hilary! Enjoy your day, and please, keep on blogging!

KarenInTheWoods said...

Hey Hilary.... what did a couple of sheep, a white tail buck, a hippopatamus and a flock of birds say today?


Hilary said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, you young puppy! I hope it's a great one. With a hubby like that, how could it not be?

Bummer about the rug but good thing you figured it out before it went out.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday, Hilary! Enjoy your party. I am right behind you, in the soil department that is...I, like you, don't think of myself as old either. Are we age challenged or something like that. Ha I am always shocked when I remember my age...Great month for parties don't you think( mine was the 13th). I love your blog, keep writing, weaving and enjoying life.

Need A Latte Mom said...


Enjoy your day.

Many hugs!

Anonymous said...

update-Yesterday there was federal legislation passed-the age of dirt will be advanced from the present age of 64 advancing by one year ,each year until the year 2031 when the age of dirt will officially be 85. lucky you

Lynn said...

Happy birthday, Hilary! I've been loving your blog - I hope you have decades and decades more of weaving rugs!

Benita said...

Awwww! What a wonderful husband (and a very smart man).

Happy Birthday! Here's to you, and dirt, seeing another good year.

Sharon said...

Happy birthday Hilary. What a lovely and unique idea to spend the last day of your birth year. I have that very same birthday coming up myself. Congratulations on welcoming this new year with good health.

Becky C. said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your day is full of laughter and chocolate.

SD Sue said...

Happy Birthday Hilary from snowy cold South Dakota. Love your blog and glad that your heart is "pristine". You are my heroine for doing what you love as your "retirement". I get tired but love what I do too! Have a great year.

Restless Knitter said...

Happy Birthday!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday! You don't look older than dirt - on the contrary!

Margreet said...

Happy Birthday. Hope this will be a good year for you without all the bits that have been bothering you these past months!

Karen said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday, Hilary.

bspinner said...

Have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! My 63 is right around the corner. Boy do the years go by fast!!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Happy Birthday! I just had my 63rd three weeks ago. We are not "old as dirt" - we are just reaching our prime!

My cat Mazie Grace looks very similar to the cat in your header.

Di at Blue Ridge Gal sent me over to visit with you. I'm enjoying your blog.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Hilary!
Yep...Di sent me over here too...and since she has a wicked tongue sometimes...I got my behind over here! She is so proud of her lovely towel.

Old!?!! Really? :( What must you think of me... :)
Happy Birthday anyway! Enjoy every single one..they go fast...and then faster!

Country Girl said...

So that's how old dirt is? Well then. Something I did not know.

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