Today is my birthday. Yep, 33 years of life behind me now and a WORLD ahead of me!
Truthfully, I really don’t like to celebrate my birthday. I’ve had a history of some pretty crummy birthdays so I just like to lay low.
No such luck last night. Our dear friend H., ever the social butterfly, organized a DUAL surprise party for myself and another fellow Virgo celebrating a birthday.
I was absolutely touched and surprised…not just at the gesture, but how much it meant to me to realize that I am already surrounded by a loving community here at Davis. People took the time to come, share their evening, and acknowledge what is often a day I simply want to pass over.
Okay, here is the topper: H. knows I don’t eat cake, so he and his roomate J. made what just might be my new favorite treat:
Gluten free Macarons. Yes, Macarons…. not macaroons. Basically this is an almond based merengue filled with marscapone cheese, fig, and a touch of honey…. TOTALLY Off-White! Wow!! Sooooo cool 🙂
It was great to pass around a plate of macarons instead of a cake which just doesn’t work for me these days. It was immensely thoughtful and creative.
Today also included some unexpected gifts, such as a wonderful AM bikeride and being treated to a home made breakfast by my love, Matt!
The cherry on top of this cake is that Matt’s gift to me was tix to a play and dinner at our FAVORITE restaurant ever, called The Kitchen. More than that, seeing the look in his eyes when I squealed with delight upon opening, was PRICELESS.
Okay, so maybe my birthday luck is turning around ………
If I can get my hands on the macaron recipe I’ll send it your way bloggies!