|Lily bought this cheesecake and decorated it with 4 and 7 candles|
Yesterday evening, my dear neighbors Lily and Lynn gave me a birthday party, complete with this cheesecake, which was really good. It went well with all the other goodies, including salmon, but I'm afraid that I indulged in a little bit too much food and wine, and by the time I went to bed I was not feeling all that great. I'm better now, though.
I well remember my 47th birthday, since it was the year I began to skydive. Now I've lived long enough to turn the number around.
|The ladies plus John having a Ginger Blast|
None of us was feeling all that well before going on our Saturday hike, so I got everybody a Ginger Blast at the coffee shop. Fresh grated ginger, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and a little honey: wow! It knocked out all the cobwebs before we headed off for the walk. I was not looking forward to this one, up Galbraith Mountain
, steep, muddy and filled with plenty of rocks and roots to trip over. And to top it off, it was supposed to rain! But somehow overnight the forecast changed and the weather was projected to come later in the day, so off we went. More than twenty of us showed up!
|Nancy and Lynn skipping down the trail|
We didn't go too far, though, as the wind came up and a few sprinkles started to fall. We did make it back before it got too bad, though, turning around earlier than we would have otherwise. It was just what my body needed, along with the Ginger Blast. Now it's almost time for me to leave to join my friend Judy at the Bellingham Chamber Chorale
Christmas special, celebrating the British masters. My hiking buddy Al is in the chorale, and he alerted us to the concert. He will be busy, with two performances today and another tomorrow. I get to be in the audience and enjoy it. It's my birthday gift from Judy, so you can see why this is the birthday that keeps on giving!
Best wishes! You are such a young 74!ReplyDelete
Big smiles. Enjoy your day(s).ReplyDelete
And birthday hugs. Again.
Happy happy birthday and lots more. Enjoy the concert!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great day!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday (again)!ReplyDelete
Happy 74th birthday to someone who's going like she's 47!ReplyDelete
Nothing better than a birthday that keeps on going! Happy B-day!ReplyDelete
It keeps on going! I think you are having a birthday week! :) You go gal! :)ReplyDelete
We call those continuing celebrations birthday pageants. Enjoy yours!ReplyDelete
You had a simply divine 74th birthday. What will 75 be like? Lol.ReplyDelete
Aah, the birthday that keeps on giving.....now, those I love. Good for you, enjoy every bit of it.ReplyDelete
A birthday week...or even a birthday month sounds perfectly reasonable. ;)ReplyDelete
Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday DJan, sounds like you had a lovely one, hiking with friends, and sharing cheesecake and a Ginger Blast :)ReplyDelete
I'm sure there will be more celebrating in Florida soon !
A girl after my own heart. You are milking this birthday just right. After 70 we are due. Keep it going.ReplyDelete
That Ginger Blast sounds really good for what ails you.
yeah, salmon and cheesecake combo would make almost anyone feel not so great, I suspect. Glad it was short lived, and you were feted so nicely!ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoyed the 'concert'. That kinda thing, I really enjoy.ReplyDelete
Did someone say cheesecake? Oh boy....good thing I wasn't there...no one woulda had a chance!!
Over-celebrating is certainly called for when you're 74!ReplyDelete