There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, March 13

Birthdays are Beautiful

•The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

•The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

•The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.

Audrey Hepburn

Today is the day one beautiful woman propelled me into the world via sheer force, sweat and fears. Amazing to me I have lived this long. Seriously when I was in my 20's I just knew I wouldn't make it to 50. And here I am 3 years away. A full grown beautiful woman who has finally found unconditional love from a man (granted he is only four and thats going to totally change, but... hey!).

It took me many years to appreciate being a woman. Many years. I think I have found that at the age of 47, maybe it took me being a mom to realize the complete power of being a woman. That beauty really does come from within (although, it doesn't hurt to be pretty on the outside). I woke up this morning like every other day, wishing I didn't have to work for a living! But grateful for what I have, especially the little man, who was fixing my hair before work today. Another year of fighting the fight, and winning the little battles.

Tonights booming celebration? Me and the midgie are going to make birthday cake. So whats your preference.. Lemon Cake with Lemon Icing OR Golden Cake with Dark Chocolate Icing?

Let your voice be heard. I will take a cake porn picture after its done.

Happy Birthday to me.
I am as old as a tree
I smell like fresh flowers
and I live by the sea.


  1. Lemon Cake!

    Happy birthday, my Pisces friend. Best wishes for many, many more happy, healthy, prosperous and successful years to come!

  2. Happy birthday Melanie. I love lemon cake and lemon icing but think the richest darkest chocolate icing you can find would better reflect your current contentment. Enjoy your celebrations!

  3. Happy Birthday, and I am sure you do smell like fresh flowers ;p

  4. Happy belated birthday!

    Sorry I missed it!

  5. Happy Birthday. Lemon cake is a good choice.

  6. Happy Happy Birthday, missy!

  7. Lemon cake-yummy!

    I hope you had a wonderful b-day :)

    you are a blessed woman, but you already know that!

  8. Happy happy birthday my dear!!


  9. heh. Happy Birthday Suit.

    - -
    Father Luke

  10. I've always wanted to jump out of a cake. It's my first time here and it's your birthday? Have a good one!