Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fifty And Fabulous

This is a Westphalian Cherry Cake.

It's my birthday.
I'm fifty years old today and thoroughly proud of it.
I can take all that glorious life experience from my first 50 years and put it to good use during my second 50.
That is going to be fun.
And if you're wondering about my use of the word fabulous, let me assure you I mean that I fully intend to live a life that becomes the stuff of legend.

We're going out tonight so I insisted we start on the birthday cake last night. It's very tasty. I'll be insisting he bake something similar soon.


MizFit said...


you are, indeed, fabulous smart funny snarky and talented.

will we get (cue music fraught with anticipation) a PICTURE of you two from tonight?

Hilary said...

Happy, HAPPY Birthday, Leah. Wishing the next 50 to be your absolute best. I like your attitude. I may just have to adopt it. :)

That cake looks yummy!

Leah J. Utas said...

MizFit - Thank you. Dunno about any pic. It's a simple dinner out, but I am tickled silly you asked.

Hilary, thanks. It just gets better from here. Oh and the cake? OMG it's fantastic!

the Bag Lady said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear cousin! Welcome to the golden years.

That cake looks wonderful...lucky you!

A photo of you and Mike enjoying your nice simple dinner out would still be a good thing!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks you so much, dear cousin.
We shall see.

darksnark said...

Happy birthday to a fellow band member and my motiviational partner's cuz! 50 is the new 25 you know...

MANY happy returns (and save me some cake).

: )

Leah J. Utas said...

Darksnark, thank you thank you. I'll try to save a piece of cake for you, but no guarantees. It has breakfast written all over it.

Tom Rooney said...


Here's wishing you a very happy birthday and welcome to this side of your life. Just to let you know, it's not down hill from here, you've just are at the crest and ready to give help to those on their way up. :)

Have an extra piece of cake for me.

Leah J. Utas said...

Tom, thanks so much. I will gave a hand as needed. Of course I'll have some cake for you.

Erin said...

A very happy birthday to you! to you!
That cake looks very interesting, I would love to know what goes in it and what it tastes like. I love your outlook on life, very inspiring for me.

bunnygirl said...

Happy Birthday! You're the same age as Madonna! Hm. Never mind.

Will you be sharing the recipe for that delicious-looking cake?

Reb said...

Happy Birthday cousin! If you're 50 this year and Sis was last year that means....No, can't be possible.

If we lived in Roman times, that would mean you have both gone to L!

(Sorry, I just read that joke and had to pass it along - good timing)

Leah J. Utas said...

Erin, thanks so much. The cake is hard to resist. The bottom is cherry and the top looked like a fairly ordinary cake batter. There was some folding of egg white apparently.
Yes,Bunnygirl, and Michael Jackson,too... thanks.
If you're curious I can look up the recipe for you.

Reb, love it. Gone to L. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Thomma Lyn said...

YAY! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a great day -- 50 is truly fabulous, and so are you! :) And wow, what a yummy-looking cake. *grin*

Leah J. Utas said...

TL, love the birthday rhyme, thanks so much.
The cake is amazing.

Frank Baron said...

The stuff of legend eh? Well, I sure am glad I came early to the program. I'll be looking forward to 50 years of blogfabulous posts.:)

Happy Birthday. Hope it was the best one 'til the next one.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Frank. I'll do my best to not disappoint. Said birthday was magnificent.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

A very happy bithday and many many more!


Leah J. Utas said...

dfTerrie, thanks.