Thursday, December 13, 2007

A special day today?

1. the anniversary of a birth.
2. the day of a person's birth.
3. a day marking or commemorating the origin, founding, or beginning of something.
4. the festivities or celebration marking such a day or anniversary.

Everyone is having one every year so what's the big deal?
If you purchase something from my shop today AND leave a comment in my blog, you will receive a little present!

Also wanted to share this poem on my birthday... since I love it!

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
with a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,
and I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
and satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter,

I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
and run my stick along the public railings
and make up for the sobriety of my youth

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick the flowers in other people's gardens
and learn to spit

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
and eat three pounds of sausages at a go
or only bread and pickle for a week
and hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
and pay our rent and not swear in the street
and set a good example for the children

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers
but maybe I ought to practice a little now?
so people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
when suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Jenny Joseph 1932..."Warning"