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Birthday Successes

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yesterday was my birthday and I had a truly great day.
emoticonFirst off, I went and finished my first 30-minute run. I had planned it so that I would reach this particular session of the c25k program on my birthday - and I did!
emoticonI got new running shoes a while back and I rewarded myself by throwing out the old ones and taking the new, shiny ones onto the trail.
emoticonI had been cooking for two days, resulting in a great buffet (if I may say so myself, but also quoting my guests). Here is a picture of the result:

emoticonNot pictured is a hazelnut semifreddo that I made for dessert that turned out super yummy. I had hardly made any of the dishes before so it was a bit of hit or miss, but I can honestly say that there was really only one major "miss" on the table.
emoticonI had bought plenty of wine for everyone and almost everyone who came brought a bottle, so I think I have more wine in my house now than before the party started... (I'm feeling another get-together coming on...)
emoticonSomeone brought a box of Anthon Berg chocolates that we sampled as well.

With great company, tasty wine, delicious food and scrumptious dessert, I am sure you all will appreciate what I consider my greatest success of the day:

Enjoying everything fully - the food, the wine, the chocolate - without an ounce of worry, guilt or any lurking compulsion to overeat. At the end of it all, I had tasted and enjoyed everything, including seconds. I was full, but never stuffed or uncomfortable.

I went to bed, a very satisfied, 39-year-old woman!
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  • LADYIRISH317
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    I hope you had a fantastic birthday! The dinner sure looked spectacular.
    4059 days ago
  • SAGE150
    Happy Birthday, Confuerza. It's sounds like to party was a great success! And your table looks beautiful. :)
    4059 days ago
  • GLORILEE
    WELL I AM HAPPY THAT YOU ENJOY YOURSELF. THE FOOD LOOK VERY GOOD BY THE WAY WHERE IS A PICTURE OF YOURSELF. I AM GLAD THAT YOUR PARTY TURNED OUT SO WELL. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4059 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/13/2010 11:17:11 PM
  • EMBRACE_SUCCESS
    What a wonderful birthday gift you've given yourself! Happy belated birthday!
    4059 days ago
  • GOANNA2
    Well, you are a legend. How wonderful that you were able to have a taste of everything and not feel full.

    I noticed the salad has aragule( rocket to us here) which I love.

    The buffet looks amazing and I wish I had been there too. Glad your birthday was a grat one and I wish you many more.

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    4059 days ago
  • MAGNOLIA416
    Grattis pa fodelsdagen!
    What a beautiful feast, and sounds like you and your friends had a great time!
    4059 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/13/2010 1:46:08 PM
  • LILABEL
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    Sounds like it was a wonderful celebration. That buffet looks amazing, too!
    4059 days ago
  • MSSUNBUG
    How lovely--sounds so great! What a gorgeous, festive picture too. It makes me wish I was there, and it makes me itchy to cook. :-) Happy belated--glad you had such a nice day!
    4059 days ago
  • VENISEW1
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