Next week I turn 34...which is the last year I think I can still say that I'm in my early thirties. Dead in the center of what Madeline L'Engle called the "tired thirties" in Circle of Quiet. Oh my, was she right.
This has been a year of big, scary grownup decisions and finally starting to feel like we aren't just pretending to be adults.
Our upcoming move will be our 6th together. On the one hand the actual move is old news. Been there done that. On the other we're headed to a much different environment than our usual military move. We'll be the closest to "home" we've ever been but it's still an unfamiliar area.
We need to find the right town and the right school....AND then the right house. Yikes. Adding the schools in to our search criteria has made this about a thousand times more complicated, and I feel about a thousand times the pressure to get it right.
On the other hand, this move is giving me a fabulous birthday present. I'm in charge of house-hunting so I get to spend my birthday week driving around beautiful New England and seeing my family and friends.
Since I won't be baking this week for my birthday, I thought I might round up some of my favorite cakes that I've made to serve as a little birthday inspiration. Do I make an old favorite when I get back or something new?
Now that's the kind of decision I like!
Do you have one favorite birthday cake or do you try something new every year?