I wanted to thank you for all the comments, compliments and nice wishes. I had a lovely birthday and am actually feeling better today. Almost completely good :-) I spent better part of the day answering emails and visiting blogs. Happy to say that I met a lot of new bloggers and saw tons of cool art.
Anyway... the whole day I wanted to take a picture of my new earrings so that I can write about them in my journal (real journal) and add the photo. Of course, when I finally got to my camera, the light was completely gone. And since my blog is sometimes my journal, I decided to share it here too.
You can't see them well, but it doesn't really matter. My teenage daughter likes to say that she is self-centered and doesn't notice anything that doesn't concern her (not true, but she does say that often). I thought that it was funny, because when she gave me my present she said that "they are your (my) favorite color, big enough to be seen but not overly so, and that they are very lightweight so that they will not hurt my ears". She obviously put thought in it. I thought that that was very sweet and not self-centered at all. And she was right - they are s perfect fit for me.
You can see that I tried to take a photo in different ways in my dark room. Only when I finished I saw that I wasn't alone... our dear cat was in the background, probably wondering what in the world am I doing. Notice the way he is looking at me. Isn't he cute?
Yesterday I made a super chocolate cake that was healthy and nutritious enough to eat for breakfast (which I did today). The above mentioned girl asked with a disappointed face "Is it healthy? Is it vegan? Oh well, it IS your birthday". And then she tried it, liked it and even asked for a second piece. I guess that confirms that it's really good. I thought you might want the link for the recipe (btw - that is one of my favorite blogs, a ton of great recipes there).
So, thank you once again! Please let me know if I forgot to send someone the collage sheet.... or if the file is not working or if I sent the wrong one. I received several comments that had no email address or blog links, so I have no way to contact those people. I hope that they will write to me again and include the email address. Hugs!