After having a birthday that was unusual but very me, I now get to think about preparedness for an entire month!
Over the weekend, I celebrated my birthday. It was low key and exactly what I wanted this year. I started the day with my free Grand Slam breakfast at Denny's. I will now be checking a different demographic box on the surveys I love to complete, since my age now ends in a five. I'm… Continue reading Birthday Insight
This past weekend I finally spent my birthday money from Ma and Tom. I was looking for the perfect-for-me opportunity, and then my job loss delayed things even further. But finally I found exactly what I wanted, and I spent Saturday afternoon in a cheese making class. Gisela, the owner of Curds and Wine, taught the three-hour… Continue reading Cheese Fundamentals
Twice in my life I've been friends with women who share my birthday (the day, not the year) - and no, that was not a criteria for our friendship! The first was a delightful woman I met right after college. Like me, she'd moved to a strange city to be close to her fiance. With… Continue reading Shared Birthdays
A few years ago when my mom saw the pictures from my 40th birthday party, the first thing she said was, "The cake has frosting. You don't like frosting!" And my mother would know about my frosting aversion. She used to make my birthday cake for me each year and only frost half of it,… Continue reading Cake and Ice Cream