Why Birthdays Matter

I’ve never understood when people act like their birthday is just any other day.  I know there are lots of people who do this.  I have good friends and close family members that would prefer to actually not celebrate their own birthday.  I accept it. I guess I just don’t understand it. The funny thing is, I was there once too. My thoughts on why birthdays matter.

Alice 18 Birthday

I shared with you recently in a post, that eighteen years ago my Grandma (Granny) Alice passed away just days before my eighteenth birthday. I withdrew. I wanted nothing to do with my stupid birthday. I vividly remember using that exact phrase. Stupid birthday. I was a teen then, not yet an adult. I hated rules, adults and uncontrollable events.  I loved talking on my phone (one that plugged into the wall), sneaking out of the house to parties and listening to Notorious B.I.G.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes. Our very favorite drool-worthy bakery creation. A couple of years ago, my very good friend was getting married and she asked me to make cupcakes for her reception.  Yes, I was completely crazy and nervous.  So I went to work for months making Red Velvet Cupcakes over and over, trying to get it … Continue reading