I celebrated a birthday yesterday. 🙂
(But I won’t tell you which one! My husband keeps track of that for me – it involves numbers and you know I don’t like numbers – especially when you have to borrow in subtraction!)
The numbers don’t matter anyway – you know the saying, “Count your life by smiles not tears, count your age by friends, not years.”
If that’s true – then after the last few days – I must be very old – and blessed!
The surprises started on Sunday when a sweet friend walked into church carrying a chocolate almond cheesecake for me!
Dorothy – the amazing cheesecake fairy – left me speechless. Trust me – that doesn’t happen very often! It tasted just as wonderful as it looks! (And yes – I shared!)
That just got the ball rolling!
The birthday fun started at breakfast with hot, fresh chocolate strawberry scones. <contented sigh>
And continued with the e-cards and Facebook messages that kept flowing in all day- so many of them chocolate-covered! Including the one from my friend Cinnamon who informed me that all chocolate eaten on my birthday has NO calories. Now that’s a true friend!
All though there were a few I questioned – like the one from my niece Mel who said,” Happy birthday Auntie M!!! Hope you have an exciting…wait, when you are – however old you are now – I suppose you prefer relaxing…second try! I hope you have relaxing, fun and chocolate filled birthday.”
So you think I’m old – huh, Mel?
Good thing she doesn’t know that I spent part of my birthday afternoon sitting on the couch reading.
In the middle of the afternoon.
On a Tuesday.
It was wonderful!
Meanwhile in the kitchen, Dagmar was preparing a scrumptious Mexican feast for my party – including chimichangas with enough heat to burn out my sinus’s and enough fat to close up every artery. Fabulous!
And of course, Mommy’s traditional Chocolate Cheesecake Pie for dessert.
(By the way – for those of you still trying to figure out my age – the candles are not a clue! The girls used up the only pink candles we had left because they knew it was my favorite color!)
After the birthday pie there were presents – all of which were surprises!
And you want to know the best gift of all? I went an entire day without doing any dishes at all! 🙂
My sister Becky wrote in her card to me, “Hope your love tank gets filled to overflowing!”
Oh – it did!
Pressed down, shaken together, and running over!
I feel so blessed.