The principal at school always mentions student and staff birthdays during morning announcements, so I had lots of kids and coworkers wishing me a happy birthday all through the day. And at lunchtime, Mr. Hyman (the music teacher) brought a group of his beginning guitar students into the office to serenade me! I was so surprised! They played "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd, and then they all wished me a happy day as they were leaving. How cool was that?! I love our school.
One of the teachers has an aunt who bakes cakes and goodies for a little post-retirement income. She comes very highly recommended, so two weeks ago when I was still on my gluten-free diet, I ordered a chocolate cake from her to be delivered on my birthday. After having a slice, I see why she's so highly recommended. I haven't had a cake of that quality in years. It's delicious.
|Chocolate on chocolate. Incredibly moist and delicious!|
Tonight my friends Marla and Martina are coming over to help me celebrate some more, and then on Sunday I'm going out for Mexican food with some of my friends from book club. It's shaping up to be a very nice birthday weekend!