Monday, November 30, 2020

Those darn birthdays

 

Another year older

My dear friend Lily decided I needed not to forget my birthday this year, as I intended to do. She invited me over for a very small gathering (four of us), windows all open as the weather was mild this weekend, and a huge pile of gourmet cupcakes! Behind the sinfully delicious cupcakes is a sweet gift of 2 Bodum double-walled coffee cups. Not only did she make some wonderful guacamole dip, she also served up a store-bought sweet potato pie with ice cream. Needless to say, I was very full and glad that at least the coffee cups would not make me fat! 

And I am not kidding when I say that those cupcakes were wonderful, even if I only ate one. I was able to take home two of them, but fortunately for me, my dear partner took them off my hands (and hips). I am not complaining, it was truly a delightful time. Until I had to step on the scales in the morning, that is. It wasn't as bad as I feared, but now I am hungry for more sweet potato pie. Sometimes you just need to let moderation go by the wayside. At the beginning of holiday season, I am going to have to step up my exercise routine, methinks.

And I received two wonderful crocheted items from a blogging friend, unexpectedly. Well, I guess if other people can acknowledge my birthday, who am I to object? It doesn't make me any younger to ignore those darn birthdays, does it?

:-)

20 comments:

  1. How good to have loving friends celebrate your birthday, gourmet cupcakes sound delicious.

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  2. Another year older and looking another year younger!

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  3. You are looking awfully good for such an old lady. :-)
    Enjoy every birthday. They are milestones to mark your accomplishments.

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  4. That is a terrific photo and those cupcakes look delicious! Happy Birthday, DJan! Even if you weren't keen on the idea (initially) I'm glad you celebrated :)

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  5. Happy birthday, Jan. Calories don’t count on your special day, or the day after. It’s a rule.

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  6. Well, happy birthday! Birthdays are miles stones and should be celebrated and enjoyed. Wait until you hit 80 and then you will be bragging about it everyday.

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  7. You may as well celebrate all week! You are special!! Happy Birthday!

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  8. Happy Birthday Djan. So glad Lily held your feet to the fire and made you celebrate. Really cute picture. You sure wear your birthdays with ease and thanks for letting us celebrate with you.

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  9. Happy Birthday DJan! I don't comment much but I'm still here as I have been for several years. I can't miss wishing you well on such a special day!

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  10. Happy Birthday! How nice that it was remembered and observed.

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  11. That was a lovely birthday surprise.

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  12. Happy birthday! You have such wonderful friends. :)

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  13. How sweet of your friend to celebrate your birthday! And those carbs would have been appreciated by me. I love carbs! Happy birthday, DJan!

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  14. If you have to do it, do it with cupcakes!

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  15. It sounds like delicious treats, good company and lovely gifts. Happy Belated Birthday!

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  16. Happy Belated Birthday, DJan! Yay! I'm so glad you had a happy, delicious celebration!

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