When You Turn 48 ...
... and realize you are firmly on the highway to 50, there are a number of things you can do to make the trauma less.
The first thing you should do is throw yourself a birthday party. Preferably at a yarn store. Where you should have TWO cakes (German Chocolate and White Chocolate Raspberry) and lots of champagne.
At the party you should allow yourself to be dressed up as "The Birthday Girl", complete with tiara, sash, magic wand and clunky earrings. It also helps to announce to whoever walks in the store, "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!".
Posting a picture of yourself on the Innernets looking like a total dork may or may not help the trauma but at least it proves you still have a sense of humor.
After you have recovered from your Birthday Bash it is very beneficial to spend the entire weekend at Stitches West. Here you should spend money you don't have on yarn you don't need. In order to fend off any guilt over said purchases, strive to buy only Canadian products. It's important to help the economy back home.
What's a birthday without Koigu?
But let's not forget the kindly nation that has put up with me for almost 12 years. This is "Toe Jammies" in the Phoebe colorway from Wolf Creek Wools. Because there's no point in being subtle at 48.