is it weird that i’m still avoiding a birthday that happened weeks ago?
so typically i write a letter to myself about the previous year. i know it’s a little weird but i think it’s cool to look back and remember what the year gave you. the good, the bad, the people, the ugly, the hard, the pride. but this year, i haven’t written it yet. this year feels a little, blah. honestly. there haven’t been any big changes or milestones in my life. there have been a lot of big moments for people i love though, so that is exciting…but it also forces a mirror in front of you. i can’t help but compare.
it feels like the past year has been a revolving door leading me back to the exact same place.
i don’t want the next year to be like running up a down escalator. did you do that as a kid? such a horrible idea every time but i couldn’t stop myself.
so maybe i’m dragging my feet on putting the bow on the last year because i feel a little disappointed in the progress i made and am afraid the next year will be the same. but you know what, maybe i’m right where i need to be. i kind of have to believe that. maybe my life is pretty rich and so nothing drastic needed to change. plus i had a pretty sweet birthday this year.
i was in mexico this year and so i celebrated my birthday with like 7 little celebrations – brunches, dinners, champagne toasts, family time, gifts at my desk. and in mexico. hi, tequila. you’re my best friend. so that’s another thing – i’m pretty loved (by people…and tequila).
plus, i mean – there are funfetti pancakes in this world. with sprinkles. life is pretty great like that.
i made these when i was home celebrating my birthday – my niece loves to cook with me (which tickles me) and she loves sprinkles, so these made for a pretty perfect morning.
i think i’ll go write that birthday letter to myself now. thanks for the pep talk.
- 1 1/3 cup white flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 box Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 3 eggs
- 2 1/3 cups nonfat milk
- 1/3 cup sprinkles
- whipped cream (i really didn’t find that icing was necessary here)
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cake mix.
- In another small bowl, mix together the oil, eggs and milk. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in the sprinkles.
- Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Ladle the pancake batter onto the hot pan and cook the pancakes for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side (wait for it to bubble, then flip)
- top with additional sprinkles and whip cream