Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July...it is all about me! LOL


I'm the sort of person who does not crave the limelight or work at getting attention. I prefer to work quietly in the background, picking up the pieces. I didn't want a big wedding, I would never want to be on a TV game show, and I sure as heck would hate to be a politician. So my theme this month is a bit out of character! But I figure turning 60 is a thing to celebrate, so I made myself a cake with 60 candles. I didn't have a real cake because I don't need the calories, but this one was fun to make and I laughed as I made it.


The only sad part was missing a good friend Roberta, who died 3 years ago. She was always the one to make sure I had a 'zero' birthday party...30, 40, 50. But we had family visiting this weekend and went out to dinner Sunday, so I sort of had a party, and felt good within the loving thoughts of family and friends. Facebook has feature that reminds you of the birthdays of your friends, so I got lots of Happy Birthday wishes. What a great feature!


I'm really thrilled to have finished 11 months of the journal. I've been thinking about what I want to do next year. One idea, have friends and family each contribute a small 'found' object to incorporate in each piece. I want pieces to be a different shape and less representational. It is nice to have extra time to plan.

10 comments:

KV said...

Happy Birthday, Margaret! And your cake looks good enough to eat, too . . . .


Kathy V in NM

Dee D said...

Happy birthday ---- what a great cake idea.

a2susan said...

Happy 60th Birthday, Margaret! I think your cake looks delicious, and I love the zero calories!What a great lampwork bead.

Susan

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday!
Coming down to the end of the BJP one's thoughts do turn to next year.
I find the figuring out what to do thrilling!
I am glad you are doing it again!

Marty S said...

Great! And no fire extinguisher needed! My grandsons told me I couldn't have 66 candles on my cake because it would be dangerous.

Happy Birthday!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Robin said...

May this birthday week and whole year be filled with loving family, good friends, and beady fun! HBDTY!!! I agree a cake like this takes the cake and makes your birthday last as a celebrated memory. I'm sorry about your loss of Roberta... I have one really good friends like that too and she's a blessing. Very happy you'll be with us again next year... love your idea for it!

pam T said...

Happy Birthday! love your cake!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

What a celebratory piece! Happy birthday from another July baby. Mine is the 23rd. Now why didn't I think of the candles? Perhaps because I'm trying to forget all about it. LOL!

pam ehlers stec said...

Happy Birthday! I love your beady cake!

freebird said...

Well I'm a bit late with the Happy Birthday but I hope you have a great year. Unlike you, I will not forgo my cake that I can eat. Yours is very cute though and a bit more permanent.