Yesterday was a great day. It was my 29th birthday. Let me tell you how it went. I woke up early (always a good thing) and baked two of the three birthday cakes I decided to make. First a pillowy Chocolate Tiramisu and then a gooey German Chocolate cake.
Then we hopped in the truck for some errands. First we stopped at the Starbucks and John and Jeneane (my brother and sister-in-law who are visiting) bought me my drink...so nice! (BTW, I get a short chai latte, nonfat, with whip)
We made it to the market and ate some fresh crepes (mine had egg and goat cheese, basil and spinach...yum!), grabbed a few samples of fruits and veg and purchased what we needed. (Let me tell you that the season is great for fresh fruits and vegetables in California! Cherries are out! Enjoy them while they last...kinda like life, right...isn't there a saying that goes something like that? Bowl of cherries? Ha)
We shopped Trader Joe's, came home and made cake numero tres (Swedish Birthday Cake). Thank you so much to Cia for sharing this recipe, one birthday wish granted! So nice!
We ate delicious bean burritos (from Jr. yum!) and drove down to the beach for a snooze. The sun was shining, the sand was warm, parking was great, not many people were out, I brought a good book and a big water. Pure happiness.
Then back home for hair straightening, makeup, vacuuming, food prep, candle lighting and guests. The party ensued. People came, music was played, laughs were had, food was eaten, gifts were opened (so unnecessary and yet, so appreciated!) A good night's sleep and that was it. Let me also say that I had many dear friends call and wish me a happy day. I am so lucky to have good friends, a great family, and a generally wonderful life. Such a happy, happy kind of day.