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21 October 2015 @ 12:03 am
Thank you!  
I had a lovely birthday yesterday, and a big thank you to all of you who sent v-gifts and messages and made birthday posts! I appreciate your remembering, and I'm so pleased to have such nice people on my f-list. ♥

I took the day off, which I don't normally do, but it gave me a chance to sleep in a little. Then we went for a drive up to Apple Hill. It was a quick trip, since we had to be back in time to pick up our son from school, but we saw crafts (and resisted buying anything) and ate fresh apple fritters. I didn't try to buy Gravensteins there. My daughter brought me an entire box back from a trip in late August, and thanks to Google I now know the reason I so rarely find any during our fall trips is that these apples ripen early in July/August. I'm not really dialed into apple season during the summer!

I still have about 5 Gravensteins left, as I've been eating them slowly for the past 6-7 weeks. What a bonanza!

Late in the afternoon, I went for a long bike ride on the nearby bike path. Temps were in the low 70s, so it even felt like fall. Lots of nice, crispy leaves to bike over, and (surprise!) I was reminded again that cross country training really picks up in October. Three different high schools train along the trail, and it gets to be kind of a zoo sometimes. Still less dangerous than those darn squirrels, though.

Lots of phone calls from family, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, and multiple Khachaturian CDs and the Shostakovich piano concertos. Very nice all around!

Thank you, one and all, for being part of it with me, and helping to make it special. :)

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uranium-235: Glitchfidgety on October 21st, 2015 03:13 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry that I forgot to wish you a happy birthday. So, happy birthday a day late. I'm glad that we know each other because you're always a great read; I don't tell you that enough.
Laura: Birthday candlescookielaura on October 22nd, 2015 12:31 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday, glad you had such a lovely day!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 22nd, 2015 06:08 am (UTC)
I did, and thank you!
cindy: cupcake (by interlock)tsuki_no_bara on October 22nd, 2015 12:36 am (UTC)
mmm, chocolate cake.... sounds like a pretty fabulous day. and yay, no squirrels. :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 22nd, 2015 06:09 am (UTC)
You were probably recovering from the fangirl extravaganza of Wincon. Hope you had a good time!