Birthdays. After a certain point many of us don't like them. They remind us that we're getting old and wrinkly. Some of us start to feel useless as we get older, even unappreciated.
Well, I'm not going there! I refuse. Yeah, the wrinkles are starting to form colonies on my face and the fat is migrating... everywhere! Still, I have great people in my life and so much for which to be thankful.
So I'm determined to celebrate every year I'm here.
Thanks to some really special friends, I was able to enjoy another year on planet Earth all week long. And, some of you are going to reap the benefits of my celebrating when this year's Christmas book comes out in November because my pal Jill Barnett has graciously given me permission to include her amazing chocolate cupcake recipe in the recipe section. Yum! Of course, there will be other recipes, too, because, as you can see from the pictures, the cupcake mania didn't stop with Jill's party. I'm testing recipes for the book and so I cupcaked more friends on the official party day. I can hardly wait to share these recipes with you in the book. They're yummy!
So, Father Time may have come around thinking he was going to be the party pooper at my party this year, but I fooled him again. Happy birthday to me!