There is a quote, “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” Kind of puts all the late-night existential fretting in perspective, doesn’t it? Or perhaps I’m just lucky. Today was my birthday, and I knew yesterday it would be a wonderful tomorrow, with well wishes from family and friends from near and afar.
I’ve had many good tomorrows in the last year: a second book published, a house purchased, new blogosphere friends made, old friendships rekindled.
And I’m earnestly, resolutely hopeful that there will be many more good tomorrows to come. After all, my wedding is just a few short weeks away.
The best part of today? The fiance and I went to pick up our wedding bands, and as we rolled their smooth, cool weightiness over our palms, he murmured, “I can’t wait to put this on.”
Ladies, if you find a guy who’s willing to say that about a wedding ring, I say, hold on that one.
I haven’t been able to carve out the space to bake more than the basics, but for my birthday I made myself a little tart: a buttery, orange-scented crust speckled with raspberries, then filled with a framboise-kissed chocolate ganache. It’s a combination I’ve loved and I’ll love for days to come.
Thanks to all of you for sharing in Dessert First with me. I look forward to many more sweet tomorrows with you!
Happy birthday! Gorgeous tart! 🙂
great post, Anita, looking forward to more deliciousness!
Baking Soda says
Aww what a wonderful thing to say!
aw! happy belated and that’s so sweet of your fiance to say that 🙂
Lex Cut says
Oh my god. I want to cry. I have been subscribing on this blog for only a day and yet, I can’t help but feel happy but a stranger. Happy Birthday and congratulations for finding the right man. I hope you believe in God too.
Anita, happy birthday and many folds of 365 days of tomorrow.
Awww…what a lovely post. Your fiance sounds like a sweet guy.
And I congratulations on the wedding, too! He definitely sounds like a keeper 🙂
Jen Yu says
What a lovely post. I hope your birthday was everything and more, Anita. I am so very very happy for you and Mike, two sweet and wonderful people that I very proudly call my friends. xxoo
Happy belated birthday Anita! Wishing you many happy tomorrows to come.
Aww! Congrats! You deserve every bit of it! 🙂
Happy birthday! Mine was yesterday and it was lovely–hope yours is just as wonderful!
Happy Happy Birthday!!!!! I can why you would select the fantastic chocolate tart as your birthday treat, it looks wonderful. Is there a recipe?
Patricia Scarpin says
Anita, my dear, congratulations and happy belated birthday!
Here’s to many more good things to come your way – you are as sweet as the beautiful desserts you post here.
Stephanie - Wasabimon says
Happy birthday, my dear. 🙂 Sounds like this upcoming year is going to be amazing, and you deserve it!
[email protected] says
Happy Birthday, Anita …I do hope your day was a wonderful one!! Best wish for the coming year! Angela in Atlanta
Anita…Happy Birthday to you! I do hope your day was a wonderful one. I do wish you a wonderful coming year! Sure sounds to be an exciting one….all the best to you!
Happy Brithday! From Angela in Atlanta!!
Holly J Nelson says
I have to echo everyones wishes for lovely birthday, excitement for the upcoming nuptials, pleasure at your wise choice of a mate, and yearning for that great birthday tart recipe!
All the best,
Awww … happy happy birthday, my dear! And good luck with the upcoming wedding!
Happy Birthday! 🙂
What a beautiful tarte! I hope you had a great birthday, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
I just started my subscription, but happy birthday!! I’m so glad that you found the ONE, and you guys will have many many more wonderful 365 days to share!
Happy Birthday and congrats! 🙂
Awww, I’ve been so behind in all my internet living (I just started a new job) that I didn’t see this until now! Happy happy belated and your story about the wedding ring tryouts made me melt, so cute!
Hope you’re well and now I’m hungry for raspberries! :o)
Happy belated birthday! Your fiance sounds like such a sweet man and I am so happy for you 🙂 The tart looks delicious 🙂
wow! this looks heavenly – happy birthday!
Happy birthday to you..Good luck to your up coming wedding. What a very sweet share! Thanks!
Happy Birthday! Best wishes for the coming year!
Zia Elle says
Very nice your tart and best wishes for your new life!!
Reading this made my day. Happy Belated Birthday! Your tart also looks divine:)