I don't know if it's the state of the world at the moment or being 41, but this year I didn't care nearly as much about my birthday as I usually do. It just didn't seem super important to me in the grand scheme of things. But still, I was happy to get some gifts from Ethan and Travis, including this beautiful blown glass dip pen. It came with some glitter-shift ink, it was pretty fun. I think I need a pen stand and a place to display it. It's an art piece!Being that is was my birthday I wanted cake. So I pulled out my Sweet Treats cookbook from The Hungry Elephant and made a birthday cake. Literally, that is what the recipe is called, birthday cake. I am pretty sure it is on The Hungry Elephant website.
And it is a pretty cake! The "sprinkles" are colored coconut flakes. You dye them in individual bowls and when they are dry, mix them together. And they look cool. I also watched a movie, which was super funny, and had a bit of a lazy day. It was awesome.Ethan made me a fancy dinner and we made jokes about eating at Casa de' Kitchen. The chef is really good there, plus there was wine. I love when Ethan cooks, he is a really excellent cook, and this meal was amazing!
The cake was yummy and also came out looking like an advertisement I think. I don't usually have the proper thickness of frosting in the middle of the cake, but it worked out this time. And the "sprinkles" mixed into the cake for confetti is a fun look as well.
In general I have had simple wants for my birthday; I want people to remember it's my birthday and be nice to me. As soon as I got up, even before coffee, Ethan was wishing me a happy birthday. I got tons of Facebook birthday wishes, text messages and a couple of video chats as well. I didn't do any work (I did wash a few dishes, but no doll or school work) and I watched a movie and actually looked at the screen! And I didn't have to cook dinner. It was an excellent birthday.