My birthday was Thursday, which means I am by no means finished celebrating yet. However, most of the celebrations that have taken place so far have involved cake. That is a situation that definitely meets with my approval.
It started out on Wednesday when I co-hosted a taco dinner with another friend who shares my July 7th birthday. I bought two dozen giant cupcakes from Takes the Cake Bakery, six each of four different flavors, and they were all delicious. I think my current favorite is the almond cake with raspberry buttercream icing.
The next day I went to work even though my company lets you take a day off for your birthday. We were doing a company field trip to LIVESTRONG Sporting Park and I didn't want to miss it. It's good that I went into the office because a co-worker made me a batch of tiny chocolate cupcakes that were sitting on my desk when I arrived. Woohoo!
The pièce de résistance of my birthday celebration plans was a trip to the first annual Westport Food Truck Festival last night. I'd told my husband that I wanted to have my birthday dinner there, so I threw the invitation open to all of my friends and we ended up with a core group of seven, wandering the festival and trying the deliciousness.
I ended up having a mini meatball sub, a tamale, two limeades, two beers, half of a rootbeer cupcake and some hummus that I partly aspirated and almost choked on. As you can imagine, I was finished after that.
It was a beautiful evening and I kept running into other friends throughout the festival. We took it at a slow pace and spent the majority of the time relaxing outside and chatting. It was a very pleasant way to finish out a day that was supposed to have been my day off but ended up being a full workday after all.
Tonight my sister is having a game night at her house, so the celebration will continue. Which segues nicely into a little discussion of my birthday gifts. My aunt sent me a game called Literati Challenge, and I can't wait to play it. I treated myself to the Awkward Family Photos board game as well. I can never resist a blog tie-in.
One of my best gifts was a blog post that Cagey wrote for my birthday. It was SO nice, even though it makes me sound way more interesting than I actually am.
So that's my birthday so far. Yes, all the cake is probably contributing to my middle-aged weight struggles, but I'd rather be happy than thin this week. I can worry about my food intake next week as I settle into my new age.