Hannah was thrilled with all your birthday wishes yesterday. Thank you all so much for taking the time to leave comments, offer advice and extend a happy birthday to my girl. It means a lot to both of us.
And you know, your comments were truly just the tip of the iceberg for making Hannah’s birthday a happy one. You see, it has become a family tradition to receive hand knit socks and yesterday I gifted Hannah with these new ones.
The yarn is Claudia’s Handpaint and yes, they are from two different dye lots. That’s a long boring story and I’m not going into it here but it was totally my fault.
I actually thought they’d look a lot different than they do – one is clearly darker than the other. But Hannah says she doesn’t mind and I hope she wears them well.
There was one other thing that really made Hannah’s day. Tori Amos tickets. Hannah had asked me quite some time ago if she and Jessica (my stepdaughter) could go to this concert together. I told her no and said I didn’t think it would be good for she and Jess to go into Boston on their own. Man alive was she mad at me! She complained to Jess and Dale and her friends. It went on for days and it wasn’t pretty.
Secretly, though, I had planned all along to get her these tickets. And while I still don’t think it’s a good idea to send my two daughters into the city alone, I’m planning on remedying that by going in with them. Dale and I will drop them at the show and then go have dinner and hang out and pick them up afterwards. Simple solution.
And a fabulous surprise.