Monday, August 4, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me

Well, it's a belated Happy Birthday to me... and it wasn't just a day. It was a long birthday weekend of being spoiled. It started on thursday morning and lasted through sunday afternoon. (Saturday was the actual day that my mother suffered so greatly those 36 years ago.) There were 5 meals of celebration. And I received this lovely peacock plate from my hubby. We spied it recently at Anthropologie, then lo and behold, it's mine! He also gave me the cookbook that I asked for...
No, I don't particularly like the title "Deceptively Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld, but I think it can be overlooked since the idea is to nourish your family by infusing pureed vegetables into the recipes. It seems that my daughter and my husband have no trouble (yet) with veggies, but it is I who needs the 'deception'. Don't get me wrong. I buy veggies. I look at them. I serve them to my family. But, I poke at them and then fill up on rice. It seems that in my 36 short years here, I've yet to crave broccoli. Ever. And I still don't like to cook, but I asked for a cookbook. Mom, note the day and time.
H also gave me a beloved photo album with photographs from our honeymoon. We had never gotten around to printing out those easy-to-print digital photos. I only expected a paper envelope of pictures at some point, but a black leather album with white stitching was all put together for me...um, us.
Many other wonderful gifts (and food) were received for my birthday. A big thank you to all who celebrated with me. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

7 comments:

marychild said...

Happy Belated Birthday Diane! I'm glad you had a great day. You'll have to post a follow-up on the Deceptively Delicious book; which recipes are keepers and whether the book is worth the money... I've been a little curious about that book myself. All of us are vegetable eaters except Gage though, so I was kind of hoping I could get him to accept veggies without having to be sneaky about it... no luck so far!

casch said...

A cook book for Diane~~will miracles never cease!!!??!! Not only is this not like Diane but the veggie thing is JUST like Diane!! Remember the rule of thumb?

meridiansmom said...

Yes, happy birthday! I thought of you while we were camping, and after 10 days out there, we're still in recovery mode. Funny, someone else just told me about Anthropologie... I'll have to check it out soon!!

Missa said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like it was wonderful, I love it when birthday celebrations are drawn out over several days!

Veggies in brownies, huh?... I'm intrigued.

Laura said...

we have the same star sign...unfortunately I'm a bit older...my birthday was the day before yours and my mother suffered so greatly 3 years before your mum did...I don't like cooking as well but I think raw vegetables are easy to serve...anyway I love your blog...

Mir said...

I am do happy you had a great birthday weekend! You deserve it! I would have never thought you did not like to cook, you are always trying new recipies and sharing food ideas! The peacock plate is lovely.

Robert said...

So a very very belated happy birthday! Sounds like you were completely "taken care of" on your birthday because how can a child of God ever be spoiled! ;-)

I must admit that when Brooke and I came over dinner, I would've never guessed that you didn't like to cook; maybe it's the entertaining part you like, so you just do a good job on the cooking part. Well God bless, sis and love your creations. You're right about always possessing the gift of creating. Can't wait to see what you're inspired to create next!

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