Friday, August 30, 2019

Another trip around the sun

Someone asked me how old I was a few weeks ago, and I had to stop and think...  thirty... wait no forty...  forty??.... I'm about to be 47?


Well, today is the day I am 47.

There was a time when that sounded so old.  Now, not so much.  I don't feel like I could be 47.  The mirror says otherwise.  Grey hair and wrinkles are creeping in.  The hair - I don't care - and I'm actually attempting to let the years of dye grow out.

The wrinkles and aging skin I see in the mirror do bother me and I know there isn't much I can do about it.  I once had perfect skin and was asked all the time if I had on make-up when I didn't.  Now, not so much.  While I haven't gained any weight in pounds, I have gained inches.  I need to find my motivation and energy to hit the gym hard to at least try to get back to where I was a few years ago. Lately I have been so so tired, which is another story in itself.  There's no tired like "no thyroid" tired.

I could also do without the random aches and pains that keep popping up.

Time isn't friendly to anyone....

Anyway, I baked myself a cake.  I always do for no other reason than just because I can.  I know what I like and how to make it!  Triple layer white almond sour cream cake, from scratch lemon filling, and homemade almond buttercream icing.  Yes, I know I have messy icing writing.

No other real plans, except going out to dinner this evening.  Where?  I don't know yet.  It's hard to figure out a place that makes everyone (as in the very picky kids) happy.  I wanted to see a movie, but there isn't anything at the theater that I'm interested in. The piano bar I wanted to go to is closed for the holiday weekend which makes no sense to me.   So it's looking like dinner somewhere and a night of Netflix at home.  (??)

Oh well, here's to making year 48 even better!!

Birthday flowers from my husband 


  1. Anonymous4:26 PM

    Happy birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday! The cake is gorgeous and sounds so yummy. You look very young. I hope you enjoy your birthday evening very much.

  3. I think you look great for 47! Happy birthday!! Looks like a delicious cake! I hope you had an enjoyable birthday!!!


  4. You're young and beautiful!! Don't kid yourself.
    I've heard having thyroid issues can really take you down a notch. I do hope you're getting that looked at because you still have a lot of living to do.
    Happy birthday!
    THAT CAKE IS PHENOMENAL! You're so talented and I hope you celebrate all weekend.

  5. Happy Birthday! You look wonderful, and the birthday cake you made is fabulous! The roses are so pretty on top of your cake. Did you create those yourself? I hope you had a fun day filled with all the things you love.


  6. Happy Belated Birthday, sweetie. Your cake looks lovely and so do you.

  7. Happy birthday to you! So sorry I am late!