Sunday, February 6, 2011

successful completion of a year

So, last weekend was my birthday. And I'm sure you are all holding your breath for the details of the cake. What did it look like? Did I have to make it myself?... Guess what?

There was NO cake. 

No beautiful 5 tier creation. No lopsided cake made lovingly by my husband, not even a 2 dimensional crayon drawing of a cake from my 3 year old. Nothing. But I'm not bitter. I'm not going to hold it deep inside and let it smolder for years and years until it comes out one day on a random afternoon in July. Instead, I did what I felt I had to do....and I bought a brownie off some young girls at a bake sale. And then I ate it. Right there. And they watched me. And...that part was kind of weird. I felt like shouting at them, " Its okay that I'm eating this brownie right here and now because IT'S MY BIRTHDAY." But I didn't. Because, I think that maybe, that would have frightened them. And then I came home and made cookies.

And then I just looked at them and practiced saying, "Well, back when I was in my twenties..."

8 comments:

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

Happy Belated Birthday.
Don't feel so bad. I made my own cake this year... And last... and the year before that. People expect bakers to have such high standards that we can have nothing but perfection... of our own? Yeah, we get gypped. I feel for you :)

Anna ♥ Sugarized said...

Oh happy belated birthday to you, Georganne! :) Lovely cookies, as always. :)

And don't worry, thirties is the new twenties now.. ;) (Well, not really, I just made it up.. but that's what I'm gonna tell myself on my dreaded 30th in a couple of months.) ;)

Debbie said...

I make my own cake too. It's kind of nice though because I get to choose the flavors I don't usually get (because my husband isn't a fan). I love the little white flowers. So realistic!

Cristin (Pinkie) said...

Happy Birthday Georganne! I'm sorry you didn't get a cake, but they are better when we make out own right?! Your cookies are beautiful!

cookielady said...

HaHa! Your story made me smile and laugh out loud. Maybe because I start announcing to my husband and family that I would love a chocolate cake with whatever filling I'm crazing this year for my Birthday AND tell them where to buy it! I really enjoy when others bake for me!

Nisson Family said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I missed it! Welcome to the 30's. :)

Love ya!
Pam

Julie said...

beatuiful cookies, you are hilarious, and happy belated birthday!!

Elizabeth L in Apex, NC said...

On my birthday this year I requested NO cake. (Too much cake-baking for others the two weeks prior.) Instead, my husband made "Blackies" which might be called Brownies if they were not so dark and delicious. Here's to individual celebrations of our special days!!

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