Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday's Musings





HAPPY BIRTHDAY...


to ME!!! 

I have always been one of those people who absolutely LOVE birthdays.  I have Mom to thank for that because she instilled the specialness of birthdays in me by example.  She always did everything in her power to make us feel extra special on our birthdays.  She would bake the cake of our choosing, and she would also prepare the birthday dinner of our choosing.  For me, the cake was always the same - chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.  My brother almost always requested spice cake with caramel frosting, and with his birthday being a week before mine, it was double yumminess!  My sister was not so predictable in her birthday cake selections.

Mom's gone now, and I'm happy with my 3 tiered, no-calorie, virtual, journal cake!  Birthdays hold an even more special meaning for me with each passing year.  It's a time for me to remember the too many friends that died before their 50th birthdays.  It's a time for me to feel grateful for another year with my friends and loved ones after surviving breast cancer.

So yes - I LOVE my birthday.  It reminds me of how special I was to my mother, and it reminds me of how much I have to be grateful for.  Today, I'll be having birthday  lunch at the new (and closer!) Mentor Melt with Keith (who has the whole week off from work!!!), Nick and Heather.  And Heather is making truffles for me - far better than any cake in my opinion (but what I wouldn't give to have Mom bake one for me...)  And that's today's musings.

CELEBRATE * LOVE * CREATE

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  2. Happy Happy Birthday! What a cool way to honor your mother AND you!! Wish I were there to celebrate with you.

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    1. Thank you, Barb! We'll have a grand time when you visit in 2013! (Hey - I have to put it out there to The Universe, you know?) ♥

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  3. Great to hear that you're having a lovely Birthday :)

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  4. Many happy returns of the day, she said daintily holding her fork. Where's the cake (-;

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    1. Ha! Thanks, CJ. We shall have our cake and eat it too - for certain! :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Angelia... such a beautiful post... birthdays are special... so lovely that you are celebrating with your family... and with the dear memories of your Mom... enjoy your day... celebrate well... sending a big birthday hug...

    Jenny ♥

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    1. Awww.......thank you so much dear, sweet, Jenny! Loving my birthday hug! xoxo

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  6. I love your musings on birthdays ~ how nice to associate them with your mom instead of fretting about being another year older. Your mom sounds like a special lady!

    Happy birthday to you!

    ps Your cake preference is the same as mine ~ chocolate and more chocolate!

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! I was truly blessed to have such a wonderful Mom and she was special to everyone she touched. One day we shall meet face to face, and we shall have CHOCOLATE! xoxox

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  7. Great to view birthdays not as getting older but as celebrating life! Hope you had a good one! (but it sounds like you would ;-))

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    1. It was a great day, Denise! Thank you so much! ♥

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  8. Happy birthday! Hope your day is wonderful! I enjoy reading your blog, keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you so much, Leada, and I'm glad to know you're enjoying my blog!

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  9. Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you a fantastic day filled with love and laughter. Your Mom sounds like she was a wonderful woman.

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  10. Love it Angelia . Have a Happy, happy Birthday. Enjoy Family . You & your Brother were Thanksgiving Babies. What a perfect Thanksgiving Gift for your Family. So Thankful for every Birthday We have after we reach 50. I can't believe you are that age I thought you were much younger. Looking Good Girl.
    Linda

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    1. LOL! Thanks, Linda! People (women specifically) like to say they're younger than they are, but I plan on adding 10 years to my age when I hit 65. Won't I look fantastic then?! LOL Hugs!

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  11. Celebrate your awesomeness because you are such an inspiring person. I know your Mom thinks you are and she's celebrating with you right now!!!
    Love and Hugs
    Della

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    1. Thank you so much, Della! I believe Mom is always with me. :) Love and hugs to you as well! ♥

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  12. Happy Birthday Angelia, and may God bless you with many many more artful years to come!

    Peace,

    Peggy

    p.s. - By the way, I am 53, lol

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  13. Happy belated birthday, Angelia. I also choose chocolate and chocolate cakes!

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  14. I know the day is past - but HAPPY BIRTHDA Angelia! It's been wonderful "getting to know you" through this blogging adventure. I hope your day was special and magical and a perfect tribute to what your mom would have hoped. This is the year of my 50th and I thoroughly intend to celebrate in a big and special way since this has been my year of change! Here's to a fantastic new year. . .

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