Sunday, July 23, 2017

(Hoping, Hoping) Sixty-Seven is a Slice of Heaven

The wonderful pies at Judies, in Amherst, MA

I came up with the title for this post a few weeks before my birthday. I liked it for the rhyme and for the thought. Now that my birthday is two weeks past I've come to savor the thought that this year -- and every year that I'm given in the future -- will be a slice of heaven. I don't envision angels and trumpets, but rather the imagery of William Blake and my hope is to see "a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower."
Love my lemon meringue!
One of my birthday celebrations was spent at Judies in Amherst, Massachusetts. This is one of my favorite restaurants with great food, popovers and pie, lots of pie. I was with my friend Lonni and we chose to split two pieces of pie. Perhaps it was a little much, but I only turn sixty-seven once. Our first choice was a classic, and delicious, lemon meringue.

We followed up with a slice of equally delicious and very rich, derby pie. Derby pie is a wonderful combination of chocolate and walnuts. I didn't know its origins in Kentucky and recommend following the link to learn more about it. Is anyone else a fan of derby pie?

I feel that I'm finally settling back to being home after reunion, BookExpo, BlogHer and my birthday weekend in Connecticut. It was all wonderful, but it's taken me several weeks to settle back into yoga, walking, eating more vegetables than pie and blogging. I'm looking to schedule less for the time until Labor Day and enjoy the pleasures of New York City.

I'm once again joining with my friends at Pink Saturday for some pretty in pink fun.

As ever, thanks for visiting. Hope you're having a weekend that includes pie and fun.


Anonymous said...

I have not tasted Derby pie but it looks/sounds delicious and I know I love lemon meringue! Glad you have enjoyed your trips. Hope you have a wonderful evening.

Simply Linda said...

A very Happy Belated Birthday, my friend. smiles


everybody needs some birthday pie in their lives. yours looks delicious. i like the idea of seeing 'the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower.'

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I like the title of your post too. Great pie choices :)
Happy birthday wishes for this new year for you to celebrate and enjoy each day.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

My DDH used to request lemon meringue pie for his birthday. It was his favorite treat. I like it pretty well myself so I'm thinking you made a good choice there. Settling in after being away takes some time to get back into the routine. These days are short now till Labor Day. Enjoy every moment !

Ann said...

You can NEVER eat too much pie. 67 is a good number-my 70th is in November and I have vowed that my 70's will be my best decade. I plan to be healthier and see more of the US.

Mimi said...

Happy birthday, Buttercup! You've caught up with me. :-)

ILLONA M Dubaldo said...

Let's go back soon!! So much fun!

Pam said...

Happy belated Birthday! I'm way past you by 5 years, and life is good! :)
Yes, I've eaten Derby Pie many times as I grew up in Louisville, not far Mt. Prospect and Melrose Inn, where Derby Pie originated. It's delicious!
Have a great rest of the week!

Theresa said...

Celebrate every day like it's your birthday, I'll join you:) The years fly by, don't they? Sending HUGS your way as you settle in at home after your travels in the City we all love to visit:)

Melinda said...

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy. Looks like heaven!!

M : )

Dee said...

Dear Carol, this weekend I get to see my great-niece who is a New York photographer. She's flying in to Missouri to take photographs of all the members of her family. She is truly talented and can find essence amidst reality.

The pies sound delicious and as I recall when I was 67--it was, as Frank would say, a very good year!

Take care and amongst those veggies, slip in a slice of pie--or two! Peace.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday! Guess what....we're the same age! Well, born the same year! I'm already 67! And it's me! Lots of birthday hugs, Diane