I won a contest over at The Maaaaa of Pricilla! I won three bars of the most wonderful soap on earth. Happy Goats Soap is so wonderful I can’t even come up with words to describe how great it is but take my word for it. Patty has a few new soaps, one of which is called Monkey Farts and that is the one I chose as my winning soap. Patty tells me it is the fragrance of all the things monkeys like to eat like pineapple, banana, and mango, and why their farts smell so good? I don’t know about that but I do know if it is like her other soaps it is going to make my skin feel soft. The name is just plain marketing genius.

My birthday is this Sunday. I am finally going to be 44. Since I was only 43 for about three weeks I’m not sure I should really be calling myself 44 yet but the DMV isn’t giving me a break. I have to renew my driver’s license by Sunday. We all know I won’t but it’s on my list. I’m actually looking forward to getting a new picture taken since I have been saddled with the worst picture ever for about four years now.

Because my birthday is coming up I am going to treat myself by heading on down to Stormsister Spatique and picking something out for myself. I know I have to get the Galen Labs Shea Cream because it has pot (reefer, mary jane) in it. That’s not really true, but it does have hemp in it. Becky gave me a sample of it before Christmas, a big sample that should have lasted a week, I used it in a day. My feet and elbows never looked and felt so good. I also want to pick up some INtelligent Nutrients Anti-Aging Serum. Becky gave me a sample of this magical serum and I swear I look five years younger. And she only gave me a weeks worth. INtelligent Nutrients is made by Horst. Horst is the guy who created Aveda products. Horst is a local legend in Minnesota even though he now lives in Wisconsin. His products are organic and have the aromatherapy shit going on. They smell fantastic and they come in really cool recycled packages. Both of these products are a little spendy but it’s my birthday and dammit, I’m worth it. And if I don’t get it for myself no one else will. The daughter thinks I need a Build-a-Bear. I know, it’s the thought that counts but really I don’t need a Build-a-Bear.

In addition to winning soap and treating myself to some girly things, it is also Friday, the other Friday. Which just means that my kids are at their dads for the weekend and that means I get to watch TV if I want to and I get to have peace and quite if I want to talk on the phone. I can sleep in and I don’t have to nag for a whole 48 hours and there is no better birthday present than that.

My 44th year is starting off awesomely.

It is Girl Scout Cookie season. Daughter is a Girl Scout which means I get to peddle cookies for her. She wants to sell 200 boxes this year because if she does she wins a stuffed panda bear. A stuffed panda bear that will be played with for a day or two and then forgotten under the pile of other forgotten Build-a-Bears and Barbies. But who am I to dash her dreams? I can’t officially take orders for cookies until tomorrow but I can let every one know. If you are local and want to order some cookies please email me at redheadshesaid[at]gmail[dot]com or leave a comment here.

Speaking of comments and cookies I am going to have a contest myself. From now until the end of February (because that’s when the cookies arrive) I am going to give away two boxes of cookies each to the top three commenters. Your choice. You can see all the great cookies here as well as finding a source for your cookies by entering your zip code. You can comment as many times as you like on a post. No spam, make it meaningful.

That’s all I got. I’m off to enjoy the last few hours of 43. Have a great weekend.

*None of these endorsements were paid reviews and therefor the opinions were mine and mine alone. I wrote about these people and their products because I really dig them and they make me happy and I wanted to share the feeling.

**I’m not on drugs, just looking forward to a quiet weekend.

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