Turning 30 is fun. You get free live music, millions of people celebrating in the streets, wonderfully chilly weather for March and to top it off, a huge cache of loot lovingly picked out by dear hubby. And breakfast. And dishes washed. And that might make someone feel inclined to make nibbles for celebrating...like these HOMEMADE OREO COOKIES. Someone stop me. I am smitten!
On the gift list this year (i.e. presents that I had to wait for):
A tiny metal spatula which was promptly put to very good use and a citrus grater/peeler which will be used ad infinitum.
One gargantuan mortar and pestle, which was mailed from the Midwest to Rio. Don't ask what the postage was. It looks like this...
...and is almost too heavy to pick up, so I plan on using it as a table decoration when it's not in use!
A green dip pen with a variety of nibs: French ones, British ones, something called a Judge's Quill...sealing wax...calligraphy books and parchment paper.
(Do my loved ones know me or what?????)
Grazie mille, obrigada, thank you thank you thank you!