2010-09-23

Special cake!

I was not expecting much at all on my birthday yesterday, my friend is having me over for bbq on Sunday. However, when I got into work, one of our tenants came in and gave us a box with two Moon Cakes, to celebrate the full moon. So, I had part of a Moon Cake for my birthday! As it says in the link, the salted yolk in the centre is an acquired taste. The rest of the cake was quite gummy and very sweet.

It was also the first time in forever that my birthday was in summer and that there was a Super Harvest Moon on my birthday. Does that mean this will be an auspicious year?

Sadly I wasn't out in time to catch it close to the horizon.

A friend of mine believes that whatever you do on your birthday, you will do throughout the year (also New Years), so she makes sure to have a glass of wine and steaks etc. to be able to enjoy them throughout the year. Well, the last several years, I have managed to avoid doing things like laundry or cleaning on my birthday, but still have had to do the chores throughout the year. This year, I just went ahead and continued the cleaning (so I can paint). Does this mean I will not have to do any cleaning this coming year? Yeah, that's what I thought too. You can only win the lottery if you buy a ticket ;)  And yes, I had steak for supper ;)

Have a good Autumn all.

17 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Very cool about the moon cake. I love that pic of the moon. Well done.

I'm sure it all means you'll have a great year.

June said...

That was a very nice picture of the moon Reb!
I did not realize that you live in Edmonton! I'm only 1.5 hours west of you and go to Edmonton every once in awhile to see my oldest daughter. One of these times, we should meet - I would love to finally meet another cousin!!

Reb said...

Thanks Leah, it was rather.

June, thanks. That would be nice, I'm sure we can arrange something.

kcinnova said...

Aw, I missed your birthday! :(
Well, it's not too late to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, REB! I'm glad you had some moon cake and a great view of the moon!

I am usually on a diet on my birthday, since it is in early January... and most of the year, I'm still trying to diet. Blah. So I'm VERY glad you got some cake!

Reb said...

Thanks Karen. No, it's not too late.

solarity said...

I'm glad you had the moon for your birthday. (It looked very nice here, too.)

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Reb said...

Thanks Mary Anne, it was nice.

David Cranmer said...

Well, a big happy birthday, Reb!

Dawn said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Reb!

I would think that a super harvest moon would definitely herald a bountiful and prosperous year.

Here's too it, Reb. (raises glass with a flourish)

Scott Oglesby said...

Sorry, I missed you birthday.

Happy late birthday anyway, and I hope you have an amazing year ahead. You deserve it!

Reb said...

David, a big thanks!

Dawn, thanks. I hope so.

Thanks Scott. I am going to give it my best shot!

the Bag Lady said...

Did you get the card I sent you?

Happy Belated, sis! (I could have sworn I left a comment here.... sigh. Must be getting senile in my old age!)

Reb said...

Thanks Sis, yes I did.

Dianne said...

Happy Belated Birthday

I hope all good things happen for you this year

beautiful shot of the moon :)

Reb said...

Thanks Dianne. From your lips...

Hilary said...

A belated happy birthday to you, Reb. Wishing you everything you wish for yourself.. and more. I'm glad you had cake.. even if it mooned you. ;)

Reb said...

Thanks Hilary!