Saturday, January 12, 2013

He Makes Me Cake.

My hubby Brad does. Every year on my birthday. Without fail. This year he was kind of sick, but I still received a beautiful pink confetti cake. Full of love and perfectly baked.

It was delicious. My bday was Thursday, January 10th. The cake was gone by Friday night. NO, I didn't eat ALL of it. But most of it.  The first year he baked me a cake was a surprise. We'd been dating for less than a year. He made it before work (he works nights as a nurse) and delivered it to me the following morning. Perfectly safe in a box. I looked at him and almost cried and said "You made me a cake!" because I couldn't remember anyone having made me a cake since my mom had died. It's possible SOMEONE did, but I just don't recall.  It was a big deal. He stopped making the two layer cake a few years back as it was just too much to eat. Each piece of cake was equal to three pieces.

So...I'm 41 now or Tina version 4.1.  I don't feel much different except I don't sleep like a baby like I did at 37 or even 38. The reason I GIVE my age is because people are so weird about age. As if it's something to be embarrassed about.."Oh, yeah..I'm sorry I'm over 40 one point I was younger.." it's just dumb. When I was in my 20's I thought that 40 was OLD. Now that I'm in  my 40's I find that I feel just fine. I think that overall I get lighter and happier as I age. Stupid things that are of no consequence generally don't bother me as much. If anything, I'm just smarter and more selective about how I spend my time and who I spend it with.  We were supposed to be in Tucson this weekend visiting a good friend & her family. Everyone here is sick (I'm  not anymore, but I did have a migraine that I thought was going to kill me.) and I guess Melissa's baby is sick AND it's only 26 degrees and snowing in Tucson. It just wasn't meant to be.

I had a great early dinner/late lunch with Brad on my bday at..oddly enough PF Changs. Not sure why, it just sounded good. I'm weird about making plans on my bday as I then feel stuck and find that I usually don't want to do what has been planned. I'm a bit weird like that. So I thought we were going to hit antique shops and at the last minute I thought "Let's take a weird left and go to Changs!" It as fun. I had an apple beer that was gluten free and quite yummy.  We perused Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma afterward. I bought some very pretty mica shades for our lamps in the bedroom. They make me happy everyday. THAT  is a good purchase. I felt loved and my  head had stopped hurting, so it was a good day.

Found this pic today and I think I may have posted it months ago, but here's a reshare!! Me and my little sister Dawn in the late 70's. I loved these Santa Dolls!

And for ONCE I actually used my "FREE BDAY DRINK" coupon from Caribou!

Good Things, People. Good Things.

Happy Weekend. Rock this Saturday with all you've got!




Nicole said...

Hapy late birthday! Glad you had a good day,even if you didn't make it to Tucson. :)

Being over 40 gives a freedom that just not there in the 20s or 30s, dontcha think? Like now crazy hair and pj pants is acceptable when dog walking!

Grace said...

Aww, what a sweetie he is! I can't believe you're 41. In your profile picture, you don't look a day over 25. Happy late birthday!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I quite like you and your weird lefts. Happy Birthday. You don't look a day over 40!


Related PS - A neighbor girl stopped by Friday night while I was making dinner and casually told me I look older than Cory, WHICH I AM, but nevermind it! He's balding and has gray hair! It cut deep.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Tina 4.1! That's brilliant. That means I'm Tina 5.0! You're just a babe...those forties go by fast. I didn't mind turning 50 at all...I still feel pretty young.
You do look very young, TOT. Your great attitude will go a long way.
Love your cake and your day sounds perfect to I want pink cake and Chang's.
I hope all your dreams for the future come true.
Busta move, girlfriend!
xoxo,TOT said...

Thanks for the love, ladies!

Nicole...I am SPECIFICALLY proud of my weird Don King hair and dog walking outfits these days. Like walking with a BADGE of PRIDE!!

All of your comments made me LOL!



rachel said...

Hope you had a great birthday! I wish I had some confetti cake. That is the best flavor!

Bliss said...

I have never gotten a free Caribou for my Bouday, what's up with that?


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