Who Ate The Last Piece Of Cake?!?

I survived another "teeny-weeny-birthday"

After I turned 40 three years ago, I decided to have "teeny-weeny-birthdays". I didn't tell anyone, didn't make a big deal out of it, I just decided that from that birthday on, I would have "teeny-weeny-birthdays".

What is an "teeny-weeny-birthday"?

Well, the name...'teeny-weeny' came to mind because after a certain age, for me at least, the idea of some huge party with all that goes into one was just too much. No thanks. But I did decide to keep the word 'birthday' in there because I hear so many women say,
"I'm just not having any birthdays anymore"

And there are so many reasons to keep having birthdays...

First of all...

I like cake...my body can't function on August 6th each year if there ain't some frosting somewhere in my system by 9:00 a.m. Cans of Betty Crocker Cream Cheese frosting have been known to disappear from the pantry, only to reappear hours later, rolling empty across the kitchen floor like tumbleweed.

And my hubby and kids like me enough that they always get me a cake from Mrs. Mary (if you're not from Baker County you don't know what your missing) The cake can have any kind of design on it; flowers, hearts, sock puppets, I don't care what it looks like, just as long as its from Mary.

And I like birthday cards too.
You don't get birthday cards if you tell everyone you're not having anymore birthdays...
I like paper ones and I like electronic ones...

I like paper ones because some are beautifully handmade with love and creativity. Paper ones have hand-written words that are sometimes scribbled with a crayon or have beautiful pen strokes, with words of love and friendship that make me feel special.

I like electronic ones because sometimes, they're pretty funny. Or they have beautiful landscapes that actually move, or they play music. And I can watch them over and over again.

And sometimes you get a great book or a awesome cd,
or even flowers on your birthday...
or someone might even sing "Happy Birthday" to you...
you might miss out on all those wonderful things
if you don't celebrate a little.

So, I think I'll just keep on having "teeny-weeny-birthdays",
they seem to be working out just fine...

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