My birthday was in March and I like to arrange treats for myself.
I went to a museum to see antique Amish and Mennonite quilts.
I read my sweet new vintage paperback, The Nutmeg Tree, by Margery Sharp all afternoon. ($2 from the library book sale) It's my definition of a satisfying romance - sharp prose, some food and dress details, dimensional characters, and a tidy ending.
And dinner out (sans children - thanks H&J!) with my husband, parents and sis, eating fabulous Pittsburgh salads: beef tips with fries and coleslaw on top of the greens.
There were other treats, undocumented, that my loved ones gave me: books, apple caramel tart, extra babysitting to go thrifting, a little surprise birthday party complete with cupcakes and candles. It was a wonderful way to turn 35.
Some of the thank you cards I made to send out. . .