Happy Friday everybody! (Click the image above for more information.) This week flew by for me, but I'm glad because I'm excited about a party we're going to Saturday and next week is MY BIRTHDAY. (does a little dance)
When people ask me my favorite holiday I always say "my birthday!" Only the ones that don't know me well reply with "um.. birthdays aren't holidays." That depends on how you celebrate, my friend.
Last year I celebrated with a giveaway. Who knows, perhaps there will be a repeat this year? It was fun to spread the birthday joy!
Before I share my first I have a confession to make. I was in line for the deli, holding my little ticket (number 19 if you were curious) when I spotted it. Head cheese loaf. I walked closer and stared at this fascinating selection, with hunks of all different shapes, colors, and textures, floating suspended in a clear gelatin of sorts. With a determined act of bravery I thought "that's going to be my Friday Firsts this week!" As I waited for the clerk to slice the orders I'd already given her, I leaned in closer for a look at the ingredient list. Oh. Em. Gee. Tongues? Brain? May contain feet??? I guess I expected cheeks, which are good. But what do you want with a name like "head cheese" anyways? (shudders) So I chickened out.
Instead, my first for this week is my new (to me) KitchenAid mixer!!! Last weekend I spotted it in a thrift store for $39 and pounced! It's pretty grimy and I haven't cleaned it yet, so it hasn't been used but still - it's mine! Mine, mine, mine! I never thought I'd own a KitchenAid mixer of my own. Perhaps if I were to get married I could put it on a registry as a long shot, but really, who buys somebody a $400+ wedding gift?
Now it's your turn to tell me about your first! To participate in Friday Firsts create a blog post featuring a "first" of yours. Next, link that blog post below and tell us about it! If you don't have a blog or a specific post to link to please tell us about your first in the comment section! Any and all participation is welcome!
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**Edited to add** - I finally did something with Dinner at Christina's Facebook page. Click here to like me, or use the box on the sidebar! Thanks!