I am officially older today.
My sister sent me the coolest hand-made card, prominently featuring shoes and chocolate and clippings from magazine perfume samplers. She nailed my princess side on the head, right down to my new favorite color...I particularly liked the chocolate chip cookies, whose chips were tiny high heeled chocolate pumps, perfect for a SugarLand Barbie...wonder where one would find those? I wouldn't mind eating a chocolate shoe right about now!
Surprisingly, I bought no shoes for my birthday. Oops, that's a lie. I ripped my favorite pair of flats this week when I stepped off the curb. Twisted them right around my foot and tore the side out. Thanks to the magic of shoe repairmen (gotta love Brazil!), they're fixed, but fragile, so I had to get another pair of daily shoes. Does that really count?
Tonight, my birthday wishes include a house for my friend and co-worker whose family is being suddenly evicted as their building has been condemned by the city; more patience and less drama in my life; and a personal air-conditioned bubble in which I can live until summer is over.
It is hot.
I am really glad for fans...and ice cold water bottles...and now I am going to bed.
The blog will be updated with pictures and so forth soon. I know I'm terribly, terribly behind, but you have to forgive me because today's my BIRTHDAY! Yay! Now that I'm older, I'm *sure* I'll be more responsible in the future...