I turned thirty-three this week. Since my birthday is so close to the New Year, I often find myself reflecting on the past year and what I want for the next year a little later in January. My thirties started out on a pretty rough note, but I'm happy to say that they get better every year. Feeling defeated by many things that were out of my control encouraged me to take on some challenges that I could control - like running a half marathon a year and a half ago and then taking a class that previously seemed daunting to me. And most recently, I am feeling super blessed to have finally lost my baby weight - a little over 20 pounds that I've been hanging on to for almost four years (when I'm not here for a few days, I'm probably exercising. My Wii and I are really tight:)). I've never lost more than 5 pounds ever, not even when I ran that half marathon. It's got me wondering what else I never thought I'd do is around the corner.
p.s. I made that cake stand with a $1 candlestick, a 50 cent plate, and bit of E-6000. It became a little unstable as the cake got cut and it's weight wasn't distributed evenly, but it was easily remedied by putting the knife on the empty side of the platter. I think I'll try to look for some candlesticks with a larger base and try again, but it was fun to have this cake stand for my birthday - it made me feel special!