Thursday, January 14, 2010

That time of year again

Well, it's time again.

Today, I'm counting my many many blessings; thinking of my loved ones - those here, those far away, and those gone; and taking stock of another year gone by. It gets blurrier every year, how fast the time goes.

I am rather quiet about this day. No celebrations at work. No real celebrations at home. A lovely wake-up kiss and sweet happy birthday from hubby are all I really need.

After passing the big ones, 16, 18, 21...I haven't had much use for the day. I'm not about anti-age recognition, I'm about low-key, post-holiday, done with the celebrating thing, let's got on with life.

But a little reflection, a little glass of wine...and a lotta chocolate cake...yeah, that's ok.

So - time to get out my favorite cake plate.



Bake a chocolate layer cake.



Light it up.



And it's time to face the mirror (and camera).



Me. 43.

10 comments:

AmyBow said...

you get more beautiful every year. maybe it is the hair cut ;)

Lay said...

Happy Birthday!!

mkosboth said...

Happy Birthday!! I am a fan of low key birthdays too. Mine is right after July 4th, so inevitably everyone is off doing something else anyway. Enjoy!!

Chelle said...

who is that young lady? looking great, girlfriend happy birthday!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Happy Birthday!

What a cake plate--it's as beautiful as you are.

Jude said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIS! You don't even look 43! But then you can't be if I am only @#><%&$^%# !

Kate Hanley said...

Happy Birthday! and from the picture, I wouldn't guess you were 43 - I'd have said younger. After my 40th (I did that one big, limo in Napa), it's been low key. In fact, I usually have 2 shows on my b day which isn't too bad since I love what I do!

pinklea said...

The cake looks great and so do you! Happy birthday, Wenderina! xoxo

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! You look fabulous - I love your cake plate, too! And now I want some chocolate cake...

mostraz said...

You look HOT! Happy Birthday~