I had a very nice and relaxing birthday, even though it was pouring rain and disgusting outside. I took the day off and didn't do much but hang around the house, answering emails, talking on the phone and organizing my apartment, especially my desk. I think of my birthday as my own personal New Year and try to think about my goals for the upcoming year. I always feel better and more clear in my thinking after things are in order. Typical Virgo!
I spent the evening with my family and had a very nice dinner. My father bought me a really good Boston Cream Pie, but with chocolate filling. It's really a cake and I don't understand why it's called pie, but that's another post. It was so good! The next day, I received a wonderful package in the mail.
My Aunt L, who is also my Godmother, sent me a beautiful card and homemade apple pear scones. They are delicious! The scones came in a lovely basket, with bright wrapping paper and was such a delight to open. Some of my earliest memories of my aunt are of her yard that was filled with rose bushes. I remember staying over her house when I was little and touching one of the roses. That was when I learned that roses have thorns.
I've always been a big letter writer, from when I was small. I used to write my Aunt L letters, but would always mix up the letters and write Anut! It's so nice to know someone who knew me from way back when and is always there for me. She's not quite a Fairy Godmother, but I always feel like she watches out for me.