COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Tuesday, July 25, 2017 and it is the 16th day until my 60th Birthday.

It is safe to say that I have a thing with food.

A love – dislike (cannot say hate) relationship.

I love food and it loves my belly.

Just a few things that I happen to snap photos of over the past few years.

I love to bake and most especially at Christmas time and for special Occasions.

Cookies, anyone?

Fruit Cocktail Cake

One of my Vegetarian Creations ….. so yummy…..

Amanda’s 33rd Birthday cake

Unbaked Chocolate Macaroons, Anyone?

Sugar Cookies


Fruit Pizza – OMG so delicious

the fixings …. this was a supper we had a couple of weeks ago.. (when the kids lived with us) my version of a taco salad.

Breakfast ….. nothing like pancakes and fresh fruit

Cupcakes from Steven’s Birthday in September.  Decorating is not really my thing but I try.


Christmas Fudge


WHAT …..



Notice a consistent pattern here?

I am not able to bake just a small amount.

Perhaps I need to consider selling my baking at Christmas time?



Always, Carol


Thought for the day…..

Once a year every human being on this planet has a “birthday”.

Some people celebrate with great pomp and circumstance.

While others choose not to observe the day due to religious beliefs,

While yet others choose not to celebrate in a big way but do so in a quiet manner, and then there is everywhere in between.

Sometimes it is just a cupcake with a candle while out for a nice meal.

Sometimes it is your favourite cake and you are surrounded by loved ones.

Sometimes your best friend will surprise you with a party.

Sometimes it is just your dog that greets you at home after work, and gives you lots of kisses and is so happy to see you.

Sometimes it is enjoying take out and watching your favourite movie.

I think birthdays are awesome.

It is one day each year that is totally for you.

Now that does not mean that you have to be showered with gifts, have a huge cake with candles and be surrounded by everyone on the planet.

It means to me that I can reflect on the previous year and think about all that I have done, all the people that I have met, and ponder the future just a tad.

Birthdays do not always have to mean that you are getting another year older but I know that of course we all do.

I think we should all treat the day as a means to think about what you have accomplished and that does not have to be in terms of big things but rather it could be that you set a goal and met it.

It will and can mean different things to different people.  I guess you could say at my 54th birthday I am tending to “ramble” just a bit.  LOL.

Anyway it is early in the morning before I leave for work and I just wanted to say a few words about birthdays.

Hopefully this will make some sense to you all.

If you are celebrating a birthday today ….. Happy Birthday ……

If you celebrated a birthday yesterday or the day before ….. Happy Birthday …

If you are going to celebrate a birthday tomorrow or the next day ….. Happy Birthday.

Let’s celebrate the best in each other…… I always strive to be better than the day before…..

Be kind, gentle, and loving.

Have the best day.

Always, Carol

P.S. thank you to all my friends and family who have sent me “Birthday Wishes” on this my 54th birthday.

I am so grateful to have all of you in my life.

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