Let Them Eat Cake
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Let Them Eat Cake

Double Decker Chocolate Chocolate Chip Birthday Cake

It’s the week of my 40-something birthday. There’s wet carpet in the closet, a cracked shower pan and beautiful green/blue/white mold spores growing in various areas of the house. We’re in the midst of having all of our clothes removed from the house (see you in 3-4 weeks), ID’ing areas of the house taped off for “decontamination” (hello, Silkwood) purposes and we’re potentially looking at a change of residence for a few weeks until all of this becomes a distant memory.

On top of this, the hubs has just overcome the stomach virus. Too sick to go out for dinner, he stayed home and my 2 year old son took me to delicious and memorable meal at Luby’s Cafeteria.   I’m nursing a bad back with a Aleve and a heating pad (did I mention I’m in my 40’s?) and the 2 neurotic dogs that haven’t been walked like they should (and deserve to) be due to the happenings of the household.

I’m grateful and thankful, though, to celebrate this birthday with family and friends. As I get older, I find that it becomes easier and easier to be more grateful for the people around me and for the ability to separate what’s important and what can be left by the wayside. While the house, mold, water damage, etc. is a pain, it’s really just a blip on the radar. What’s important is the love and support I feel all year round from those that know me best.

One of those people is my husband. In addition to all he does for me, he would never let my birthday pass without a cake to celebrate. And, true to form, he delivered (before the stomach virus hit) this year with a stunning chocolate chocolate chip cake from a funky little place called Obzeet. (we hear their desserts come from Kathleen’s Art Cafe-we don’t care where they come from as long as they are delicious!)

While the last of the cake has been eaten (by me), the memories of this birthday will stay with me forever. Cake or not, I’m lucky and grateful each and every day. Of course, cake just makes the day that much sweeter.

  • Regan @ The Professional Palate
    Posted at 16:14h, 08 December

    So many birthday wishes (and well wishes and home repair wishes) being sent your way. I’m mortified that I didn’t actually know it was your birthday until social media informed me… next year, early cake on me 😉

    • Robin
      Posted at 20:15h, 08 December

      thank you for ALL of the wishes–I’ll take them! I’ll hold you to that cake, my friend!

  • Amy
    Posted at 16:53h, 08 December

    Wonderful post — puts everything in perspective : )

  • Shannon
    Posted at 22:20h, 08 December

    Great post…so true. Happy birthday!