My birthday was last week but I was too sick to even think about it. Yesterday though, I felt better, so my boyfriend made the day pretty special. He got me a bottle of Maple and Canadian Whisky liqueur. I'm a huge fan of Canadian Whisky and I love maple syrup...this is like an adult dessert in a bottle! Yum!
He made these special coffees for us. He is quite the bartender and loves to try new things. For Christmas, "Santa" brought us a bottle of brandy cream liqueur, so he made us these layered coffees with milk/liqueur on the bottom, coffee in the middle and a sweetened foam on the top. Boy were they good!
My other prezzie was a subscription to Martha! And it's funny, because I laughed about our ripped couch together while I saw the nice one on the cover of the magazine. I don't think Martha lets her dogs up on this couch lol!
We spent the whole day together watching movies, taking the dogs out and listening to the old Jack Benny radio show on You Tube. I can't believe I'm 49 years old, I have to say I DO NOT feel it. I really did have a rough time growing up and I have to say that I feel like my life started being joyful only about six or seven years ago. I've been through a lot and sometimes feel like three decades of my life were taken from me. I think that's why I have such a zest for life now, I don't want to waste a moment in the past. Not many people know this, but there is quite an age difference between my boyfriend and me...20 years to be exact! I'm the older woman and sometimes (especially on my birthdays), I get a little sad about it. And really, there is no reason to be because he never makes me feel old at all. But you know, sometimes I think about how we'll look together when I'm in my 60's and he's in his 40's! He knows I think about that once in a while, though I'm getting better at it! So he always reassures me and makes me feel so loved, I feel quite lucky I met him. And honestly, for the rest of the year, I really do feel like it's just a number. I feel young, and I am enjoying my life. Though I do have more aches and pains than I used to, I try to stay limber and strong with yoga and exercise. So...he made the day very special. I even got a glass of champagne before dinner!
My birthday dinner is one of my favourite dishes. Italian Cheese Fondue. This was a BIG test on my insides...all that cheese and a day of cocktails...but I fared well! I never tried Italian fondue before I met my boyfriend. His family made it all of the time; I was always used to Swiss cheese fondue. This one is made with tomatoes, red peppers, Mozzarella and garlic. It's all melted up and served with bread. The cheese never melts completely but that's part of the gooey yumminess :)
And for dessert, he bought a Ferrero Rocher cake. We cut it in half and froze the other half because it's so rich, even half a cake will take us a few days to eat! I feel I have gained a good 5 pounds from yesterday but it was worth it! :)