Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Not So Bad

Being 30 that is.

First up, the Boston Cream Pie was delicious. I think I must have put on five pounds just yesterday.

One of my bosses bought me a beautiful fondant cake with "Happy Flag Day [Bezzie]" written on it. This was from the boss I made the chocolate cheese pie for a little over a week ago.

Chunky made me a sweet little card.

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Which I added to my collection of birthday cards on the windowsill.

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I notice a very TurtleGirl theme going on here...first the turtle card from Chunky and check out the orange kitty cards from my Mom and Dad and Aunt Jaywalker.

But the best thing was something that I knew I wanted, but forgotten I had asked for (for Christmas last year). Dr. Mad Scientist couldn't find it last year in any store, and actually ordered this online for me.

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It's a Compost Pail! I had been collecting my scraps in an old Folgers can (tub?? What do you call them now that they're made of plastic?) but it got quite stinky quite fast and I deep sixed the concept.

My Aunt Jaywalker had this same cannister when Chunky and I visited her last October and I loved it.

It has a charcoal filter on the lid so the funkafactor doesn't get too bad. It holds a gallon of scraps so you don't always have to be walking to the compost pile.

Totally not a necessity for composting--but a wonderful little birthday splurge! Especially because I know he could have gotten it for $30 cheaper if he had shopped around online for it. But I didn't marry him for his financial sense. Hee hee!

29 Comments:

Blogger buttercup said...

What a great day you had! Love Chunky's card. Nothing like a turtle card to make your birthday complete. I bet Turtlegirl would agree.

Cool composting thingy. I'm not sure what you do with it when it's full (take it to the compost heap I suppose). At first I thought it was an asparagus cooker. HA!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Cindy in Happy Valley said...

30? I remember 30 (barely)! I liked 30 alot and that's saying something.

Happy Birthday!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

happy birthday!!! Nice Can!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Brena said...

Oohhh, those are the best kinda gifts!!!

10:39 AM  
Anonymous joymama said...

Enjoy your compost can! Dr MS did great with the gift selection!
Chunky's card is really cute.

I don't have one yet...I did just get a 25% off coupon for a local store and that's what I'm going to buy. It will still cost me $30. I've seen them for as much as $50. I've been using a plastic quart yogurt container but it does fill up really quick, esp since we fix three vegetarian meals a day.

10:52 AM  
Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

Nice gift! Glad you had a nice birthday.

11:12 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

"I hope you like turtle" is going to become my new favorite birthday saying. Seriously!

11:29 AM  
Blogger Teragram said...

Gosh, that turtle card from Mr. Chunk is a keeper forevers!
That is an excellent kitchen scrap can. My grandmom had one very similar. (They had a farm in the depression and an enormous vegetable garden in their retirement, so they really used up their compost.)
Excellent birthday haul!

Mag

11:37 AM  
Blogger Disco said...

Love Chunky's card. He's quite the drawer :0)

And don't you love it when you get surprise gifts that you like - yay for composting bins.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Awww, what a cute card! Chunky's got some nice handwriting (and good drawing skills) for a kindergartener (OK, newly graduated kindergartener). And I'm impressed that Dr. M.S. remembered you wanted that compost canister!

Beautiful stained glass window too - I just love old houses!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Love the compost pail. We used the coffee can method for a long time. We had six or eight "cans" under the kitchen sink full of stuff. Yuck! No one liked dumping the compost :). We use a different, but similar, method now, and just dump it more often. I like you compost pail better than my bucket. It still stinks :).

2:18 PM  
Blogger maryannlucy said...

Looks like you had a good day, love the card, very much a turtlegirl day too...lots of ginger ;-)

3:03 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Sorry I missed your birthday! You're going to love your 30s, I promise!

I hope it was a great day. Now, go have a great year.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

fun ws had by all! and the boss obviously realized the cake was for her (flag day sneakiness notwhithstanding) and that is kinda nice. The compost pail is a neat idea. But I really don't need another thing to keep track of on my miniscule kitchen counter. I wish there was another way....

5:38 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Glad the birthday was a good day. You are going to have one happy garden with that new compost pail! Looks like a pretty nifty little item.

5:48 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

So glad you had a great day!!

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Rosi G. said...

sounds like you enjoyed your bday! :o)

wth is a compost pail for? (i'd rather hear your version than google's!)

6:54 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Cool! It's stainless steel, my favorite kitchen color ;) Those are the best cards, the ones our kids make!

8:02 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Judos to Dr. MS for remembering what you wanted! I love Chunky's card. His drawing skills are swwet. I'm sort of looking forward to 30...nearly everyone I know says life gets better then.

8:22 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Awesome choice of artwork on the card, Chunkmaster Flash! I hope you like turtle too! =D

10:14 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

So I tried wishing you a happy birthday yesterday, but blogger didn't like me; let's see if today is any better :)

Happy Birthday!

I was teaching 7th grade English on the Big Island when I turned 30...my kids threw an "over the hill" party for me...ah to be 12 yrs old again...not.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

I'm glad you had a great birthday. I thought your husband bought you a stock pot! LOL :) Not knocking a stock pot, I could really use one, but that is what I thought it looked like! So shiny.....

4:10 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

Happy Birthday! Late! I'm behind on blog reading!

Nice compost pail. I have a stainless one similar to yours, but not quite as fancy--no charcoal filter. Even without a filter, it isn't funky unless it's days overdue for emptying.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy B-day!!! Looks like you had a really good day. I like turtles. Those are some cool cards, I had to look twice at the one I thought that it was a real cat. Love, Mom

12:29 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

I suck. I missed your birthday.

Happy Belated B-day!!

1:40 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Welcome to your thirties!! Have fun. =)

2:45 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

You know husbands are not all that bad. You get all pissed at them and them they remember that you said you wanted something and get it for you without you having to ask. It looks like a good compost collector. And so attractive!

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Cool pail! "I hope you like turtle." How cute is that?

5:54 PM  
OpenID bufanditas said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!!

6:27 PM  

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