On my birthday my mother always made one of two dinner choices for me. German Chocolate cake was and is my favorite cake...and was always homemade by her. The the dinners were either her fried chicken with pan gravy and baking powder biscuits...or breaded pork chops with scalloped potatoes. This year once again that tradition will be maintained as I make one of those dinners...except the German Chocolate cake will not be homemade but from the local bakery.
My California family always celebrated our birthdays together. We always made each other's birthday a special event...dinners or brunches...filled with love and laughter. I am going to miss that so much this year. However, I will not concentrate on not being with them and instead concentrate on all of the good memories shared with them...and in doing that I will still be able to hear their laughter, smell the food, and toast them with a glass of champagne.
I am going to be in California in October...maybe we can celebrate all of our birthdays then?