Despite the sore gums and pulsating ache in both jaws, I managed to pull a few smiles and puckered up to blow out some candles on a very delicious German chocolate cake (with a ‘mystery’ German frosting which turned out to be glazed coconut shavings).

My birthday wish? After the last few posts, you know what it is!

ps. Wanted to say a SPECIAL THANKS to my mom friends here in Duvall for the surprise meals. You guys really make me cry (first from gratitude and second because the food’s soooooo good but I can’t eat much since I can’t chew or taste properly and am afraid crumbs will go into the holes where my teeth used to be. I am so saving some of this so I can taste them next week). The girls and Lokes thank you as well!.