It’s birthday time again! And once again I am reminded just how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends and loving family. Thank you to all who sent me happy thoughts, wished me well, and celebrated with me. I count my blessings each and every day, but infinitely more so at birthday time.

Kicking off birthday month with dinner at Winslow’s Wine Cafe in Fort Worth. Good food, good wine, fantastic company.

Followed by another phenomenal dinner at Eno’s Pizza in the hip Bishop Arts District.

The girls! (And yes, we utterly destroyed our pizzas. They were delicious.)

Oh, and did I mention my dearest friend Ashley and her husband Gustavo drove all the way down from Kansas to hang with me for my birthday? No? Well, there. Now you know! And oh boy, did we do some fun stuff!

We karaoked like rock stars! (albeit, somewhat tone deaf, off key rock stars…but who’s keeping track?)

Just another fun night in Dallas at Family Karaoke with some of my favorite people.

We got tasty treats at our favorite ice cream store in Fort Worth, Melt.

And we got wonderful empanadas at the Argentina Bakery. The ham and cheese was to die for!

Mmm…I love empanadas. Seriously, these were so tasty! I could probably eat a dozen of them by myself. (No mom, I didn’t actually eat a dozen empanadas. I’m just saying I could…)

A taste of home for Gustavo, and a taste of deliciousness for everyone!

And for dessert? How about some delightful alfajores? Yes please!

It has not escaped my notice that we love to celebrate our most important events with food. But that’s what fun about special occasions, right? The rest of the year is when we eat sensibly. Birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays are when we get to indulge! At least, that’s what I’m telling myself. 🙂

Anyhow, thank you to everyone for making this birthday a very memorable one!


  1. I LOVE your food and people pictures, Angela! Glad you had a wonderful birthday.

  2. What an awesome weekend celebrating you! And eating! 🙂 Mmmm. Empanandas. MMMM. Ice Cream.

  3. Hi there when I was taking odimune I used to be sleepy after 1 hour or so but now im on atroiza and I don’t feel any side effect, does atroiza work as a odimune?

  4. Hi ever since I’ve taken Atroiza I lost my weight from 38 to 34 what does that mean?

  5. Any help ,i started taking atroiza in june while i was pregnant and have now delivered my HIV negative baby, so i would like to know that is this Atroiza only for pregnant woman? Am i going to be switched to a new treatment because im no longer pregnant? Please help.

  6. I’m HIV positive and my husband is negative. We need a child and im scared to infect my him. I am on antiretroviral treatment. Please help.

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  11. My question is how long can a person with HIV lives while taking the treatment ? And this change of medication why is it done, why can’t we take one for life time?

  12. Odimune was good but now they are giving me Tribuss is it good to change this tablet during pregnancy because ifeel different now and what CD4 count should you start this tablet on?

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  14. I’ve been HIV positive since 2010. I was on the treatment and nothing was wrong with me but in May 2014 they gave a pill called Atroiza and now they gave me another one call Odimune I want to know they are not going to make me sick? What is the difference?

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  16. Hi Minki, it sounds like you are doing lots of good things to look after your health. It is important to talk to your doctor about the weight loss though as this may be caused by something else. Without knowing your usually weight and height it is difficult to know how significant the change is. However, 20 kg sounds like a lot, especially as most people tend to put on a little weight during the first six months on treatment.

  17. Hi,I’m currently on TB treatment rifafour. My CD4 is currently 249, my doc has put me on odimune & purbac ds. I’m scared of taking all this treatment @once. I’m kind of confused as when to take these without causing complications. Can I take purbac & odimune at the same time?

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  19. I started tribuss two weeks back and im still taking my vitamin supplements. I just want to know if i must stop taking vitamins or continue while taking tribuss?

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  21. I had a miscarriage before this 3 month pregnance and I suspect it was caused by my intake of Atroiza. I am afraid to take it this time coz o dnt want to lose my baby. Is it possible the drug is responsible for the miscarriage? Should I take it?

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  25. CosmicBrainz, when I first started to sit, I couldn’t sit cross-legged in any posture for more than about 5 minutes.

  26. Odimune was good but now they are giving me Tribuss is it good to change this tablet during pregnancy because ifeel different now and what CD4 count should you start this tablet on?

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