37-Years Wicked

Tomorrow, this Aries witchy baby—who for some reason feels the need to write this bit in the third person—will celebrate her thirty-seventh birthday. And yes, I’m grinning like a lunatic.

We won’t have our customary all-day-long birthday celebration until next month. Our schedules are a bit tricky in winter and spring. But I’m openly delighting in the delay. Wanna know why? Well, I’ve planned all kinds of decadence for the time I will spend with Me, Myself and I.

Everybody has specific ways in which they love to self-indulge. My preference calls for spending all day reading in bed, gardening while listening to a book, relishing in day-long reruns of my favorite movies or TV shows, stuffing my face with fruits, cakes, ice cream and drinking indecent amounts of French vanilla coffee. I can’t enjoy them all at once—the day only has 24 hours and my stomach can only hold so much—so this is what I’ve chosen this year:

1. Nature Walk: I shall, for the first time, take my journal for a walk in the woods (I’m stealing a tradition started by Her Royal Witchiness Duchess Gina Morley).

2. Movies: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, plus the Deathly Hallows Parts I and II. (I had planned to watch more, but I fear losing my hair, my nose, and learning Parseltongue).

3. Menu: mango, guava, grapefruit, Greek yogurt with mango and sour fruit, baked sweet plantain and white-fleshed sweet potato chips, real homemade Dominican cake, French vanilla coffee, peach wine, broiled tilapia or red snapper… *remember to drink water, Witch!*

When I turned thirty-five, I started a tradition of giving up one not-so-healthy food or habit with each gained year. I’ve been trying to remember what I gave up two years ago, but I can’t. Weird… Oh well. Last year, I reduced my sugar consumption: I went from 4 tablespoons to 3 teaspoons. Wait, I must phrase this differently, so that I can feel even prouder of myself: I used to ingest 12 teaspoons of sugar with my coffee when I was thirty-five, but today—at thirty-seven-years wicked—I take 3 teaspoons, sometimes 4. *In your freaking face, diabetes predisposition!*

This year, I’m reducing more sweets. I don’t eat many sugary treats, but when I do I tend to leave my arteries screaming uncle. My biggest sweet vice is dulce de leche ice cream. I have been known to devour quite a bit of the stuff. Well, no more; from this day on, I will only eat my favorite ice cream whenever my Piano Man and I go on our yearly first date anniversary trip to Staten Island. It makes for a nice challenge… and it motivates me to go back to making an old time favorite: white-fleshed sweet potato and coconut milk ice cream. 

How do you celebrate the anniversary of your birth, my Wicked Luvs?

Happy Birthday to me!
does one of Stacy’s legendary happy dances
and
celebrates her Self 

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  1. Ok, I MUST KNOW- what is "real homemade Dominican cake?" ;-D

    And Happy Birthday girl!! Welcome to the 37 club, which I'm in this year as well ;-) May you get more "wicked" with every passing year!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm enjoying the 37 club, which is full of very attractive people with great sense of humor and unsurpassed intellect... oh, and modesty, a lot of that, too. ;-)

      Here is the recipe for Dominican cake

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  2. you know in all my 40 years I have never done anything for me on my birthday, and with all I have had going on lately this sounds like a wonderful thing to start doing.

    I too want to know what is "real homemade Dominican cake?"

    Love the pic, wish I looked that good at 37, you go you wicked thing.

    Enjoy your birthday Magaly, may it be as sassy, wicked, and magical as you are!!!!!

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    1. You should give yourself a day, or even three; there isn't a better gift. And the next day you feel extra delicious. And a bit behind on your writing *cough*, but you had so much fun that you don't quite care, lol!

      I added the recipe for Dominican cake on the comment above.

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  3. A very, very happy Birthday to you, Magaly. My condolences on the sugar, but the best thing to follow up a Birthday with is another Birthday; so you're doing the right thing. Hope you enjoy (enjoyed?) your day of "all things Magaly". And to answer your question about how I spend Birthdays? My Birthday and me don't talk. We pass one another in the hall and make eye contact, do that "What's up" nod of greeting and then go our separate ways...Last year he sent me flowers though. He's not all bad.

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    1. The sugar is walking around feeling a bit sorry for herself, but I told her that she will survive... just a tad slimmer. She wasn't sure that made her happy, but she looks less grim. ;-D

      I wonder if your birthday and you will have a little dance one of these days...

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  4. Happy Birthday to you dear Magaly! :) You look sexy and gorgeous!
    Oh, I loved your birthday plans! Sounds wonderful, filled with coffee fragrance and some good reading and communication with plants!
    Well, I cannot give much of alone time during my b'day, so I just wait for hubby to come and take me out!
    Celebrate yourself, celebrate your wild soul and positiveness! Loads of best wishes and bug hugs to you!

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    1. My "sexy and gorgeous" self had a blast! We did very little of what we planned, lol! But we loved every second of it. ;-D

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    2. It is fine too, your cozy b'day was awesome too :)
      Did I actually write "bug hugs"? lol. I shall check spelling before hitting Publish button!
      BIG HUGS!

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  5. Wishing you the most wonderfully wicked and spooktacular day for your birthday, Magaly! xo

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    1. "Spooktacular" was the word for it. Deathly Hollows and Viking Birthday Lament... purrrfect!

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  6. Happiest of birthdays Gorgeous! Hope your day is everything you wish for.
    xx

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  7. Happy Birthday. Enjoy your special day.
    Mary

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    1. I did, and I plan to enjoy my special month, too. *hehehe*

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  8. You are one hot birthday mama!
    I wish I could join you in the peach wine and red snapper. You suddenly made me crave fish, it's been too long.

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    1. I didn't get to have my fish, mostly because I was too lazy to go get it and I like selecting my own fresh fish... Now, I can share the recipe when I make it. Maybe you can share yours, too?

      I just told my Piano Man, "I'm a 'hot birthday mama!' WoooHooo!"

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    2. I'd love to see your recipe, but I never cook fresh fish so I have nothing to share. We buy frozen salmon and eat that maybe once a week, but that's about it.

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    3. Fresh fish (head still attached) is quite delicious... and creepy looking, according to some *cough*. I shall share. ;-D

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  9. Now that's a perfect way to spend your day!..Love your love story!.. Many more memories to you!

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    1. Memories are the best... may they always make us smile. ;-)

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  10. Love your outfit! Blessings on your special day and always! Change to brown sugar if you must indulge
    It with a pinch of coffee, and always be YOU! xoDebi

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    1. You just reminded me what I gave up for my 35th birthday!!! It was refined sugar, lol! I guess I don't miss it at all because I forgot!

      Oh, and I will never give up a bit of sugar in my coffee. We all have to die of something, so we might as well die happy and being ourselves.

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  11. Gosh, you're beautiful. You wear your birthdays well, my dear.

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    1. I just giggled. You make me happy, my Eliora.

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  12. Happy Cake Day! I don't do much for my birthday, although I make sure to buy myself a present. Same for Yuletide.

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    1. "Cake Day" that should be the official name for the day... maybe someone will start a petition. *grin*

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  13. You're absolutely stunning!

    Happy Birthday dear Magaly xx

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    1. Well, thank you, my sweet Winter Moon!

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  14. congrats on your wicked birthday, sounds awesome

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    1. It turned into something else, but it was purrrfect. ;-)

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  15. So the delay means birthday now and birthday then, right? That's probably the ideal, spread it all around and add cake. You look hot and bouncy and the age is clearly a wicked lie. I hope your day was at least as good as mine, and mine was wonderful, right down the the manager of the restaurant pulling out her gun. (What kind of gun? Buggered if I know. I'm English. It was the grubbiest looking thing, though. Looked like a weapon would look, if it was rolling around loose in the bottom of a handbag.) Happy days!

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    1. Gun! What gun? I hope you are sharing the delightful (and mildly terrifying tale).

      And yes, that means two birthday celebrations. Muahahaha!

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  16. Happy Birthday, Magaly! Lookin' damn fine, girl!

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  17. Hoppy Bird Day to Ewe!!!

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  18. Happy Birthday, you sexy girl!!! You look amazing! You know seriously, I do dance everyday! I love to dance! One of these days, I am going to tape myself dancing! Maybe just my feet! LOL! Don't know if everyone could take the way I use my hips! LOL!
    I love the way, you are going to celebrate your birthday ;o) For me? I don't know, different every year. I have to admit, this year for mom's 75th, she wanted to get a tattoo. Maybe I will join her this year ;o)
    Last year, my biggest surprise, was finding that walnut, with the heart in it, left on the stairs of our house ;o) I thought that was a beautiful present and sign ;o) I'm getting all mushy! LOL!
    Big Hugs and wiggly that sexy butt of yours ;o)

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    1. I've always known that you dance all the time. The happy steps glow out of your words... you read happy. I hope we get to see your moves--hips and all. Heck, I might show mine, too, and we can have a party. ;-D

      A tattoo for her 75th. Tell your mom that I said she rocks!

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  19. Wiggly, is suppose to be wiggle ;o) LOL! Maybe you could wiggly? LOL!

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  20. Hey Wiggly Magaly ;o) LOL!

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    1. What's up, Bouncy Stacy. ;-D

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  21. Happy Birthday, gorgeous lady! =D
    I think that your birthday celebrations sound marvelous! And I love that you give up a bad habit each year... I like that... I may adopt this practice myself! <3
    And I totally understand what a big accomplishment it is to cut one's sugar-in-coffee intake... I have recently done something similar. I though I might not survive it at first... ^__~

    I hope that your day was wonderful and that your celebrations later on are just as great!

    XOXO

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    1. The first couple of days were murder on me. Not only because of the sugar lows, but because with the sugar I also gave up some coffee--I like my coffee sweet. So I went from having coffee 3 or four times a day to having one serving and a half a day. Now, it feels natural.

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  22. I hope your special day is as fabulous as you are Magaly! Indulge and enjoy!

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    1. It was fantastic. Full of giggles, cackles and the my favorite creepy bits. ;-D

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  23. Happy Birthday! - your day sounds perfect and with just the right amount of Wickedness in it ;) We've just re-watched Harry Potter marathon style but all hair and noses are still in tact last time I checked!!!LOL!!!. At 41, I wish I still looked even HALF as good as you do, so go you :)!!

    As for what do I do on my Birthday? Well it changes each year I guess but for my 40th we visited Jane Austen's House followed by a meal out at my favourite Indian restaurant. Me time is a hugely great idea - maybe someday I'll find some!

    Bestest of Wishes and here's to a wonderful year ahead :D

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    1. Hahaha! Now that I know that I won't lose my nose, I shall schedule a HP marathon for the future.

      Jane Austen House visit, huh? How wickedly delicious! Maybe next year, My Piano Man and I can go to Sleepy Hollows... it's just a short drive from us, and believe it or not I've never been.

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  24. Happy birthday to you! You look gorgeous! May the next years of your life be filled with joy and passion!

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    1. Thanks a bunch, and may the joy and passion go all around!

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  25. Happy birthday! I always take a personal day off. only do stuff I want to do. And I buy my own birthday present, usually a piece of art or sculpture.

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    1. I'm liking all the ways in which everyone is making their birthday special. Hm... I might start getting myself a rare book for my birthday....

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  26. I forgot to say, congrats on the sugar!! You should be damn proud of yourself!!! xoxox

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    1. Thank you so much, Stacy. I'm very proud of myself for it. The only thing more difficult to give up was eating bread every day. That was a tough one... Now I have a few times a year (no more than 5), and it works... and I have the feeling my arteries and heart approve, lol!

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  27. Good going girl!!!! You are an inspiration ;o)

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  28. Oh honey, please forgive my tardiness on this heartfelt, sincere happy birthday wish! There is not a better gift to the world than the birth of my beautiful wicked Aries witch. And did I say beautiful? You look absolutely magnificent, like a mocha latte hotty. The Piano Man better watch out. ;-) I hope your day was as delicious as it sounds. All my love to you, Mina

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    1. No apologies needed, my beloved Mina. You are always with me, always.

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  29. Happiest of Solar Returns!!! I just wanted to tell you how much I love your birthday idea of giving up one unhealthy thing. You may have started a movement!! I also wanted you to know that I read this post and your birthday day post and now I want mangos and guavas!! We may be moving to Florida soon so if we do I will be planting tree and I will send some fresh to you for putting these fabulous ideas in my head!!! Seriously I am glad you had a beautiful birthday and I hope your next trip around the Sun is blessed and magical!!

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    1. I can't wait to see the seedlings! I shall be in half-frozen New York feeling completely jealous of your tropical yumminess!

      Thanks a million for the good wishes. ♥

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