I will be 30 three weeks from Saturday

So today I bought a box of devils food cake mix and two tubs of frosting.  I'll make my cake similar to George's, but I haven't decided how to decorate it yet.  I don't think I've ever made myself a birthday cake before, I usually get one from Baskin Robins or the grocery store.  I really like box-mix cake though, and i love frosting, so it's kind of strange that it's taken me 30 years to figure out what I really wanted..

Today I also started a compost pile in our backyard.  Do you compost?  When I told Costas I was going to start one he said, "but you don't do anything in the yard." and it's true.  I don't have a garden, I don't like to get my hands dirty. But I do like collecting things.  Collecting food trash and making a pile of it in the yard sounds like fun, let's see how long this lasts.  Oh, and it was really satisfying to smash 3 pumpkins into the pile to get it going...

And maybe the most important-- today I also got life insurance.  I've wanted to take out a policy for a long time but i was a little confused about my options and how to go about it.  The Metlife rep made it easy and almost painless (there will be a bloodtest..).  Now I have peace of mind.

And because this is still a quilting blog... Look what came in my mail last week:

It's my Post Partum Anti-Depression quilt!  I sent it off to Shannon and she quilted it up beautifully! 

Aren't those feathers to die for?  I have it folded on the back of the front room couch now and I just like to stare at it.  George likes running his fingers across it. 

As soon as the semester is over I'll bind it, but already I love it as it is.  I am so grateful to Shannon for pulling me out of what could have become post-partum depression and pushing me to focus on quilting again.  This year quilting has really kept me sane.  Thank you.


The Calico Cat said...

Love that quilt! (We still have not gotten around to getting life insurance...)

Send me your address so that I can get those scraps out!

shannon said...

hey...you posted a new header!! i like it!

i'm glad you like the quilt...look forward to quilting with you more!


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