A couple of firsts!

As the snow falls quietly on this last day of January, I’m wondering how on earth this first month of 2021 has passed so quickly? January usually drags for me, but, thankfully, that wasn’t the case this month. I am so appreciative of all of the birthday wishes I received via comments and emails–thank you very much! I also received some lovely cards from a few of you, too–thank you for brightening my day!  I have to admit that my birthday felt like one of the few “normal” days that I’ve had over the past year. My middle son and his girlfriend made a tasty dinner (calzones, kale salad, and carrot souffle) for me at their apartment. (They have been socially isolating, just as we have, so we felt safe celebrating with them). Their always delightful cat, Spike, provided the evening’s entertainment! Such a good feeling to forget about the problems of the outside world for an evening and just relax and enjoy ourselves…

Although my youngest son, oldest son, daughter-in-law, and baby grandson could not be there, I received some lovely gifts from them. My oldest son and his family sent me a very generous gift certificate for Etsy. Oh, you know that will be well-used, don’t you? I already purchased some lovely ric-rak and satin ribbon with a portion of it! My middle son and his girlfriend gave me a darling gazebo bird feeder and their cat gave me some tasty chocolates. And my youngest son sent me some gorgeous blue and white flowers and a massage device to target the muscle that’s been causing the sometimes excruciating sciatic pain down my left leg for the past three months (thankfully, it doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it makes me yelp right out loud!). 

Beautiful blue and white flowers from my youngest son!

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