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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Another Birthday

This picture was taken from http://veganyumyum.com/about/ the girl who created them is Lolo. How creative she is! Maybe you would like to visit this site to get some really good recipes...good and healthy at the same time.

You may wonder why I'm posting a picture of cupcakes today. Well, it's my birthday and I was surfing the net this morning to find a perfect birthday cake...one that I would like to have, if I could. Since I am a knitter...these really appealed to me. I just keep looking at them and knowing that they took a lot of talent and patience.

The very first birthday cake that I remember was way back when I was in grade school. It was during the war and sugar was hard to come by. Mom made the most beautiful maraschino cherry birthday cake for me that year. It was the only birthday party when I was growing up. We invited some friends and my cousins. Grandma came to help. I remember we had whipped cherry jello instead of ice cream. I think that ice cream cost too much. I can remember one of the kids saying, "A birthday party without ice cream!" A few birthday gifts stand out in my head...a story book doll and a little glass shaped hurricane lamp full of tiny candies. Grandma played the piano while we played musical chairs.

Well, that was long ago and as I said last year....Awhile back I didn't tell people when it was my birthday, but that was a few years ago. Now, in my middle 70's I find I have more to celebrate than just another year tacked on to my age. It's time to celebrate life...Getting to this age and feeling pretty good is a gift to be celebrated. Old age isn't so bad...we wait for this age, when we can do pretty much what we want. I feel so fortunate to be like this right now, when so many others are having health issues.So, I'll celebrate today in a simple way, and thank my lucky stars for this birthday :) Balisha


Mitzi said...

Have a wonderful day. Happy Birthday.

FlowerLady said...

Happy Birthday Balisha ~ Every year is a gift and the older I get, I'm more thankful for each one.

Those cupcakes are amazing and I can only imagine how much work went into creating those.

I hope your day is glorious!

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Margie's Musings said...

Have a great birthday, Balisha! I know what you mean about old age. I'm 76 myself and happy to have my health.

Pat said...

Hope you had a beautiful birthday!

marlu said...

Happy Birthday, Balisha! I am glad to just still be here at 81. Never thought I'd still be around and I'm thankful for each day!

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Balisha said...

Thankyou everyone,
I celebrated with my daughter last weekend and now again this weekend with the rest of my family. Yesterday it seems that I was on the phone all day talking to family and friends. Isn't it nice to have people remember you with a phone call? A very nice birthday.

Jan said...

Belated birthday wishes! I hope that the rest of the weekend has been lovely. All the best, Jx

Lona said...

Those are so cute!
Happy Birthday to you. May it be filled with love, family, friends, and many flowers. Celebrate it girl! LOL!

Mark said...

My dear Balisha, I wish you the best for the coming year, for more discoveries, for more wonders and for more happiness! And may have the best of health to enjoy all these!

Thank you for being an inspiration to me and to many others!

God bless you more and more in every way!

Zoey said...

Happy birthday, Balisha!

those cupcakes are so unique.

I am so glad you are enjoying such good health. You really do have a lot to celebrate.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Happy Birthday
Thank you for your friendship.
May our Lord watch over you and protect you in every way...

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday hope you had a great day!!!

Barbara said...

Belated Happy Birthday Balisha.

I agree our elderly birthdays are something to be thankful for when so many don't reach our age.

Those cup cake decorations are amazing. I assume that is icing.

Balisha said...

thankyou all for your birthday wishes.
Barbara...I think the cake is topped with fondant.