Ten on Tuesday: Zzzzzzz
Chicago weekend - part 2


Here are 55 amazing(ly) random things because...

1.  Today, I am 55!

2.  I was born at 11:26 a.m. on a Thursday.

3.  That's a long clip, but quite entertaining.

4.  David Bowie.

5.  Thursday's child has far to go.

6.  I just discovered/realized that my birthday falls exactly 7 weeks before Christmas.

7.  Always has.

8.  That means Christmas is on a Wednesday this year.

9.  "Hump day" is a great day.

10.  Except when it's also Christmas Day.

11.  Wednesday is one of the dumbest days for any holiday.

12.  It's a great day for a regular day off, though.

13.  Never thought I'd like it, and then I tried it.

14.  Wednesday's been "my day" for almost 10 years.

15.  Staggering.


16.  My birthday present from Kate arrived in the mail yesterday -- some lovely hand-dyed 80/20 BFL/Silk laceweight from Scotland -- 1600 m/1750 yds!

17.  It's a bit more blue than gray in real life.

18.  Sanderling has been on my radar (and in my library) for a while... Wray.

19.  I'm leaning toward a garment.

20.  I'm not averse to a shawl/stole.

21.  I do love my one & only laceweight shawl.

22.  Hwy. 55 goes right through my town. It's also one of my favorite routes to take in a southerly direction. That side of Lake Winnebago is gorgeous.

23.  State & county highways are so much more my style these days.

24.  55 is also the speed limit on many of those roads.

25.  A Bugatti Type 55 drives square into "dream car" territory.

26.  Today is the 3-week appointment with Ali & her midwife!

27.  Soon they'll be 2-week, and then every week appointments.

28.  So far, The Birth Partner is the best book I've read on the subject, and the one I'd recommend to a "birth partner." (I have the third edition, shown/linked below; the text link is to the fourth).

29.  Hard to believe my first grandchild will be here in only two months!

30.  I'm still pretty focused on baby knitting -- just finished my third soaker, and started a pair of leggings/baby legs.

31.  The first leg was knocked out last night. I'll knit one or two pair in worsted weight, but can't wait to pick some fingering weight from the stash to knit some of Ruth's Baby Leggings.

32.  0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55. Fifty-five is the 10th number in the Fibonacci sequence.

33.  I still have another "Fibonacci" project on my mind.

34.  It may be time for an epic project.

35.  Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises. --Elizabeth Zimmermann

36.  That's two Ns.

37.  And it's a religion!

38.  Forgive me, Mother, for I have sinned...

39.  I have knowingly started a project without enough wool to finish...

40.  What do you suppose would be the penance for that?

41.  Kitchener the toes of two pairs of socks...

42.  Knit one Baby Surprise...

43.  Teach a muggle to knit.


45.  The oak leaves are falling hard right now.

46.  It's also raining.

47.  A few leaks have been discovered in our roof.

48.  Buckets have been employed.

49.  Plural. I did not make further inquiry.

50.  Because, thankfully, that is not my domain.

51.  So, 55.

52.  On track to be an unforgettable year.

53.  The year I become Grandmother.

54.  Schmandmother. (In a good way.)

55.  Schfifty Five. (You're welcome.)



Happy 55th birthday to you, my friend!


Hope your day and the rest of your life is full of happy things.


Happy birthday to you!!

Shouldn't there be a 34 in that Fibinocci sequence?


Vicki! What a great post on your 55th birthday! Your year ahead is going to be full of love and adventure!

Kathode Ray Tube

Happy 55 to you!!


*H*A*P*P*Y* *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!

Have a glorious day, and year. :0)


Superb way to celebrate. Happy day! (You clearly don't need me to make it so.)

Barbara S

Happy Birthday from another thursday's child. I would wish you a happy year, but you will be getting a grandchild....so that's a given. Enjoy your day.


Oh my god, you are amazing! :)
Another mazal tov is in order and another and another maybe 56 of them as you need one to secure the happiness of next year too.


Quite a marvelous list, Vicki. Oh my gosh---2 months to grandmotherdom!!! :D It's a good time to turn 55.


Cheers! Here's to 55! May it be a wonderful year, full of all the best kinds of surprises.
XOXO Happy Birthday!

Lori on Little Traverse Bay

Happy, happy birthday!


best (and slightly belated!) wishes for a very happy birthday and a wonderful 56th year! perfect timing to be a grandmother :-)


Happy Belated Birthday!!! I hope you had a wonderful day. And I've always said when I finally get to work 4 days Wednesday will be my day as well. Glad to hear it's as good as I anticipate!




I was born on December 4, 1958. On a Thursday. Exactly 3 weeks before Christmas. We're exactly 4 weeks apart in age. And, I am a huuuge Bowie fan. Thanks for the video. Happy (belated) birthday!

Oh, forgot to mention: Born and raised in Wisconsin. Your photos bring a little bit of home to this transplanted Wisconsinite. Thank you.


happy belated birthday! love the Davie Bowie video

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