Today is my birthday. I'm am now officially in my later forties. Upper forties, whatever. I still have three more years left before I'm back in my thirties again. I'll enjoy my forties while I can.

I remember growing up with Shrinky Dinks, Hippity hops and view master.
We played outside in the dirt, dug for crawdads in the creek and we lived.
There was silly puty, slinky and the big wheel.
We could play for hours with jack rocks, batons and romper stompers.

Phones used to have cords and beepers were cool.
We had TV with only 4 channels and Captain Kangaroo was my favorite morning show.
I remember when HBO first came about
and I know the connection between Aluminum foil and the TV antenna.
We didn't have a wi fi but we had a Hi fi.

Speaking of birthday,
We came back from the beach on Sunday, and Mom had a birthday dinner for the family that evening. Yep, the whole family. There is four of us with birthdays in May. It's like having Christmas. We grilled steaks.

Mom is the best. She always asks us each to choose a dessert and she will make it. We all put in our request and yes, you guessed it. Four desserts all together!

My request was for a Cherry Tart with thick crust.

 Mom always made the best cherry tarts with homemade crust that consist of gram crackers and nuts and stuff. My brother always requests a dump cake and my sister and dad, like me, have a different request each time.

Its back to work today. I'm sure my husband has a nice dinner planned for me when I get home as I can rest from such a busy weekend and enjoy some quality time with him. ....and more cake.


  1. A very happy birthday - to you and the rest of your family.
    January is our birthday month. Six of us.

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. ENJOY! Mine is in a couple weeks.

  3. Happy birthday to you!!

  4. Happy birthday! Enjoy your special day.

  5. Mappy Mirmday.
    Sorry, I was eating mom's cake.
    Wishing you the very best

  6. Happy birthday. But you should know I have sox older than you:)

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The cakes look great not not as sweet mama, that is for sure. I know the family had a great time, how good to have that sort of get-to-gather.
    Love to you and many, many more. Life is good.

  8. Aww sorry I'm a little late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lisa. Boy your mom is the best. I love that cake. Hope you have a wonderful bday weekend. :)
    Julie xo