Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Yesterday was my birthday. It's really no big deal to me.. I would be content to NOT have anymore.  This one seems big, I'm 45. It's not as hard as 30 (that one killed me) but worse than 40. I figure my 20s were hard, my 30s sucked so by 40 I was ready to have a good time and be content. I've definitely found happiness in my 40s. Not that I wasn't happy before, but I did struggle.  I had 3 beautiful children in my 20s, divorced their father in my early 30s and raised them by myself, for the most part, the rest of my 30s. When I was 38 I met my soulmate. Some of us just don't get it right the first time.
The one kid still at home made me a chocolate cake, from scratch,the night before my birthday.

 We had huge slabs of cake a day early because she would be working all day the next day. Not a bad way to start the celebration. The cake was awesome! She also gave me my gift early, some sparkly earrings.
I was greeted this morning by my darling husband who gave me the boy Hawaiian statue, made by a local artist, that I've been asking for. It matches the girl statue I got for Christmas.
My fabulous husband also sent roses. Now this man NEVER gives me flowers unless he's deployed, and I think that's just because it's easier than anything else he could send. So, this was special!

To end the day, we had dinner downtown Waikiki at Bali Steak and Seafood which is at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  It was an awesome dinner with a great view and fantastic service. To end the meal they always give you a chocolate mold of Diamond Head complete with dry ice underneath and fabulous chocolate truffles in the middle of Diamond Head's crater. YUM! Chocolate overload.
So, it was a great birthday! I was lazy and did only what I wanted to do. Today, back to reality. The laundry is piled up and dinner waits to be cooked. I love my life!


USMCWIFE said...

Wow that dessert looks amazing. Glad you had a great birthday!

Anonymous said...

That looks so yummy!
Sounds like it was a good day.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Any birthday that STARTS with chocolate has to be good. You're not giving me great hope though, I'm turning 40 next month (ack!) and am NOT happy about it. Does it really get worse?

BTW, found you through LJW. So nice to find another blogger over 35. :) Shoot, it's nice to find one over 30!

Paula said...

Seriously... 40 wasn't SO bad (it just sounds so adult, doesn't it?) 45 sounds very, oh I don't know.. matronly? Motherly? Why does that bother me? I am a mother for crying out loud. You just can't even pretend it's young anymore and I'm as close to 50 as I am to 40 now. Ack, actually, I'm officially closer to 50 than 40 now.

HellcatBetty said...

My goodness! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :) That chocolate looks awesome, btw.