Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day 11 (and Birthday recap)

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Day 11 and going strong! Even though I walked very, very sporadically last year, my overall fitness hasn't changed. I'm walking around the same distance as I did at the end of 2013. I'm hoping that means I will experience the same increase in fitness this year. My dream is to run regularly by the end of this year. I'll be honest--right now it seems pretty impossible!

Some pictures from birthday 42. I had dinner with my in-laws (not pictured) and received books from everyone who didn't give me money. I asked for money this year because I really, really want to replace the carpet in our family room. The last birthday celebration for 42 was with my mom and brother. I modified this cabbage salad to work with what I had. It was delicious. I also made my favorite guinness chocolate cake. Yes, I made my own birthday cake. My mom teased me the entire time, saying I was just like my grandmother, who also makes her own cakes. Hey! I know what I like, it's very specific, and no one in my family is a baker. You do what you have to do to eat good cake, and that chocolate cake is some damn fine cake.

8 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I've loved that EXACT guinness cake for years and years. I have a desperately saved printed copy (I found it before pinterest existed) - even when I don't want to make it, every once in a while I remember it and scramble to make sure I still have the recipe in my box, haha.

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    1. I've been making it since before Pinterest, too! I actually don't know how I stumbled upon it, but I'm so glad I did!

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  2. I made my own cake this year too. If you want it done right...do it yourself! :-)

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  3. Happy Birthday, Jules! Wishing you a happy and healthy year ahead.

    Celebrating my husband's 52nd today - and he's getting a pile of books for presents.

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  4. Ever since you first posted this cake, I have probably made it 10 times. No joke. It's the perfect cake!

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  5. It really is! I have yet to find one I like as much.

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