We celebrated early while my parents and sister were in town (thanks again for the yummy Finnish cake, mom and dad):
On my birthday, my good friend, K, took me on a good 45 minute drive to Dat Donut shop in south Chicago. Well worth the drive! Especially because I brought home a half dozen to share. And just so you know, they taste almost as fabulous a day old as they do fresh.
Also on my birthday...........we FINALLY closed on our New Jersey house!!!!!!!!!!!! Details to follow in another post.
And I opened my Etsy shop. The shop name is katikokko. I only have a few items posted so far, but more will follow very soon. And I need to re-do the banner; it didn't turn out how I wanted it, but I really just wanted to open the shop on my birthday. Just because. So, spread the news and check back often for new items. Please.
My birthday evening was taken up with a church R.S. activity. I normally wouldn't have gone, but they asked me to make the dessert. I say no to too many things; making desserts are easy. So I figured I could say yes. But that's why we celebrated (birthday and house closing) with the family the next evening, with dinner at Ruby Tuesday (only second time eating out the entire year, and we didn't pay for the first!), and ice cream sandwich cake for dessert.
All in all, it was a great birthday! Thanks to everyone who helped make it so.