Yesterday, according to Tradition, is National Reading, Chocolate, and Lovely Cosyness in General Day. Journaling, blogging, reading Georgette Heyer (My Lord John, marvelous so far!) and sipping tea all. day. long. Snuggling with my cat in the rocking chair, and listening to lovely romantic music. My sisters sneaking about, snipping paper hearts and wrapping mysterious small packets that invariably turn out to be shockingly bright works of art in colored pencil or maybe a tiny cowgirl doll stitched by hand.
This year, I got a set of two hand crafted clay Scarlet Pimpernel hairpins. Does my sister know me, or what? I plan to feature them in a Marguerite inspired outfit post soon... I know, I'm terrible about posting things right after I promise them to you. But they are all on the list, and I will get to them...! ;)
The Scarlet Pimpernel hairpins are wonderful. So was the crumbling, tottering, double-layer cake complete with chocolate frosting that the girls made for me. And the box of Hornady LeverRevolution .30-30 ammo.
Oh yeah. My dad knows me pretty well, too.
And it snowed... perfect, tiny flakes that stick to your sleeve and show each wonderful, miraculous detail. Like powdered sugar falling from the sky.
My newly discovered love: chocolate mint oolong tea from Stash. Like drinking bliss from a teacup.
In a moment of weakness, I mixed a packet of Swiss Miss into the piping hot blend.
And very nearly died of scrumptious overload.
I love having my birthday in February...
All of you wonderful ladies have blessed me so much with your Literary Heroine entries! As soon as I can, I will visit each and every one of you... and be sure to do the same with each other! It is just plain delightful to blog hop around and get to know one another over a cup of tea and our mutual love of literature and heroines!
I've been enjoying your favorite birthday memories for the giveaway so much, too...
And thank you so much for stopping by today. You are a special and very important part of this blog, and I want you to know how much it means to me to be able to share my thoughts, inspirations, and blessings with you.