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?

Yikes.

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 









7 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:26 PM

    Happy birthday!

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

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

    betty

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  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.

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  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.

    ~Sheri

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

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

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