I am born on October 25th 1981. So, yesterday my family and me did celebrate my birthday with cake and coffee and other soft drinks. My mother asked me what kind of cake I would like to see on the table and she said I can choose two different pies that she will buy then. I said I would like to see a Käsekuchen (Cheesecake) and a Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake). Then my aunt did call me by phone and asked me as well what kind of pie I would like.. I must explain that my aunt loves to bake Pies and she is master in that area! I answered that we will have already two different pies but I knew my aunt would ask her question again as baking is her passion and she did. I said I would like to see a Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest gateau). 🙂
Many people of the family arrived and we had now three of my favorite pies on the table… Käsekuchen (Cheesecake), Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake) and the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest gateau). I rarely eat pies and other sweet stuff but on festivities I do and then I know my favorites. Oh and by the way.. The husband of my mother bought some cakes as well… we call them either sometimes Krapfen or Berliner but I think you can call them Doughnut or Cruller in english. They are not my favorites but still nice of him as we all now had the agony of choice. There was plenty sweet stuff 🙂
Here are some photos…
You can now imagine it was not easy to decide where to start, right? I didn´t want to get stomach-ache so that I decided for one pie. I did eat two pieces of the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. It was fine that there was much to choose and the family was happy. My mother said that the Bienenstich and Käsekuchen will be still ok next day if the pie comes in the fridge. therefor I have still some pieces at home and I will eat them later. 🙂
While I don’t really expect huge present anymore with my age of 31 years, as I am also happy about little things because I believe it comes always from the heart, I must mention that I got again way more than I expected.
I mentioned that I don’t own a cigarette case and the husband of my mother did remember. It was his present to me and when I opened the case, I was surprised that it was already full with cigarettes and a 10 Euro note. You might think that it is macabre to gift something as a birthday present, that could kill you, but don’t worry, I am smoker anyway and I was very happy about the present.
My mother did gift a 20 Euro note and a 30 Euro shopping gift card. That was wonderfully too. Grandma and grandpa came with a cool “Dennis” key tag, a pretty cool sweatshirt and additional 30 Euro.
I said again that I did not expect so much. But I said thank you to everyone and that their presence alone made me already very happy. I love my family.
Last but not least…
There was one candle instead of thirty-one. Usually there are so many candles like you can count up the age of the birthday child. But here comes the reason why it was a little bit quite in my blog the last days and why there was just one candle on the table…
I had a little bit trouble on the street last weekend. Someone did attack me but I was able to defend myself. I was able to handle the situation to my advantage.
I hate to hurt someone but in this situation I had to do so and I am happy that I did so. It was self-protection.
However after the action I did notice I need to visit the hospital anyway for some hours as it was hard to breath. In the hospital I got the diagnose “Rib contusion”. It´s not a big drama but hurts anyway with each breath. It will take 2 and maybe up to 6 Weeks until it will be better and without pain.
So I was pretty happy that my mother did think about that on my birthday and that I just had to blow out one candle instead of many on my. Thirty-one wouldn´t be so easy in my Situation because breathe still hurts.
But I really didn´t want to talk much about the weekend drama. I rather wanted to write about the cool thursday together with my family on my birthday.
We all talked so much together. I love those meetings with the family. We did end the day in the evening with a tasty warm meal called Jägerschnitzel (Escalope Chasseur) that the husband of my mother cooked. He is so great in cooking! It was so tasty.
It was the perfect birthday.