Well, it’s official. On Sunday, November 23, I turned the big 3-0. I was born on Thanksgiving, and it seems like my birthday falls on the holiday once every eleven years or so. This year wasn’t that year, and my birthday passed without too much ado. I do move into another competitive age bracket for Xterra, which I think will be a good thing (though I’ve also heard that the 30-34 age group is the most competitive). For the most part, turning 30 wasn’t nearly as traumatic as people make it out to be. In the end, this birthday, like many others, passes by as just another day, and life goes on.
On Saturday night preceding my birthday, Kelli did throw me a wonderful party with close friends here at the house. We had a pretty good crowd of nearly 20 folks, and we all enjoyed a great buffet spread of pulled pork, roasted potatoes, homemade apple sauce, and salad. Thanks to everyone that brought libations…from an assortment of wines, to a great selection of GF beers, including RedBridge, New Grist, and especially Green’s! The gifts were so special and I felt so spoilt! There were definitely a few things I had taken a liking to, and my closest friends would have known this. It’s the same with me, we all know each other so well that there is never really any question about gifts. For example, one of my friends is a very loud unique character and she’s just brilliant, so I got her something similar to those custom neon signs cheap, of course, not too dear. But there is always a gift that matches the recipient, and me, well I’m an open book! My friends have it easy! So the birthday felt lowkey, intimate and homely. Something I have always been a fan of, I never really liked to make a statement. Especially as I’m .. well you know my age – don’t make me say it again!
Gluten Free Steve says
Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great night! And to be 30 again…sigh. I went into the next decade back in July but I still feel like a kid inside, so that’s good!
Muchas gracias, Steve! It’s all about how you feel inside, and not at all about the calendar!
Organic Gluten Free says
wow that looks like a great cake. happy birthday! i found that you can purcahse gluten free flour from http://shop.oway.com.au/epages/oway.sf/
That cake looks really good. We special order Dairy Queen cakes withough the crunch but now I feel lazy. I might have to make my own.
Organic Gluten Free… Thanks for letting us know about your Oway website. It looks like it could be a great online resource for obtaining gluten-free ingredients, especially for our readers in Australia.
Stacey… the cake tastes as good as it looks! It’s easy to make, with only three ingredients, and best of all, you won’t have to omit the chocolate crunchies!