A very special birthday during a pandemic

The day started with texts and boy do some of my friends wake up EARLY.

After some coffee, a video call with the Duvalls—but beforehand I had to go find a gift Tom had hidden in the building. I unwrapped it as they sang the birthday song and now I’ve got a pretty neato Lego project on the horizon.

Then a virtual hello from my Sis and her crew.

Midday we popped over to birthday-twin Richard’s house for gift exchanging on the patio. Tried to get the camera far away from my midsection to capture the moment.

Then it was cocktails through a screen with friends from St. Louis, Illinois and California.

And to cap it all off? Benihana, delivered.

A pretty frickin’ awesome start to 49.