Well, today I turn 35...a little bit scary to be halfway through my 30's already! And I wanted to follow up my 'hobbit-style' gift-giving that I did when I turned 33. (As I was in Virginia over my birthday last year, I didn't have time to even think about something like this.)
But I wanted to do a little better than two years ago, and come up with something people might appreciate...and that might actually be useful as well. Hence, bookmarks!
Got my art on them of Geren and t'DoL, and it was rather fun to buy tons of sleeves, tassles, jump-rings, and gilt charms and get them all assembled. I figured people who have read my work, or read a bit in general, could always use another bookmark.
For me it's hopeful sort of celebration as well--making bookmarks to go with my Geren books in the expectation that I might still be 35 when I reach the end of book 5. God alone knows!
But please, let me know if you want one--leave a note below, or drop an e-mail at adaneth [AT] usfamily [DOT] net. I've got a lot of these around, so no worry of running out. And I bought far too many padded envelopes for mailing that I need to get rid of!
Let me know as well if you have any bright ideas what I can give away on my 36th birthday, as I'm still scratching my head over that one. But I'm afraid that cars and flat-screen tvs are quite out of the question. ;)
Thanks for being part of my birthday celebration!
I can not say that I do much book reading these days. Mostly reading and
thinking about the Bible and that partially online with the ESV study Bible,
but I would like one of those bookmarkers to use with your book. If we
are still here, I hope to read that book to mom and then sometime start
over and reread the whole series. I have truly enjoyed your books and reading them to Mom.
Oh, Happy, happy birthday!! I think 35 is an absolutely perfect number! And I hope you have a fabulous year!!
I'd love a bookmark. I'm sure your brother would love one, too, as we're always looking for bookmarks around here -- and what a fun one to have!!
Again, Happy Birthday! Love you! ::hugs::
Joelle, I am so glad to be able to post this. First of all, happy birthday my dear friend. You've been here for me through all of the worst times of my life and you've still stuck with me in spite of my incessant whining and griping. There have been days where I thought no one in the whole world cared anything for me, and then I've logged onto my LiveJournal and found your encouraging comments. This is your 35th birthday, and I thank God every chance I get for bringing you into this world 35 years ago because there are days where I don't think I'd have considered going on if it weren't for you. Thank you so much, my friend. It's actually my hope that by MY 35th birthday (2 years from now) you and I will get a chance to meet in person - and have coffee/tea/whatever and just chat for a bit.
Now, in response to the bookmarks...I'd like one or two, if you have them to spare. I'm using sticky notes on my books when I'm at work and they always leave that rather sticky film on my pages. *grin*
Thanks so much for the very sweet note--you're making me very embarassed over here!
Idaho still is at the top of my 'dream state' to get to list--someyear I MUST get over there!
I'd be happy to send you two, as I've already given two to a couple coworkers. =)
If you do come to Idaho, don't come during the summer. The best time to come is April. That's when things really start being in bloom. Of course...that is if it's not like this year where April we still had SNOW coming down. LOL Right now the weather around here is very odd for this part of the state. Today it's supposed to be in the 90's though, which IS normal...blech. I'm really not a summertime person. I prefer spring and fall, when it's not too hot and not too cold.
And thank you for the bookmarks. I'll watch my mail for them. :)
I'm afraid it won't be next year, as that's my use-all-my-money-for-a-new-pc year, rather than airfair/travel, and I want to spend a bunch of my vacation time on ME for a change, instead of trips to/with family getting 95% of it...
But I get so envious of folks in Canada and Idaho getting snow so late. I was looking at a Crater Lake webcam today, and there's still snow lying around up there by the roads!
Spring and fall are wonderful things. =)
Happy birthday, hun! (*still sucks at birthday dates >>*)
I hope you're having a wonderful day, sweetie! And that is such an awesome idea about the bookmarks! You amazingly talented person, you! <3 (And what a gorgeous side-image you've got now. It's really pretty.)
Haha! So that's the birthday project you've been working on! What a lovely idea. I'd love one if you have one to spare. Your generosity is once again an inspiration.
I hope that you have a wonderful day today with plenty of small celebrations lined up.
And I'd love to send you one =) nowhere near run out yet!
Well, I keep turning down people wanting to treat me to dinner tonight, because two of my coworkers took me out for lunch, I ate too much, and now I have a stomachache! (It was the walk home at 89F/32C that did that, really...) But it will be nice to have various celebrations more spread out. =) Another lunch with another coworker tomorrow....