I went to run a few errands this morning (mostly to get birthday presents for Harlan’s teachers, as I’m the room parent in charge of such things). I was getting small plants to go with the gift cards at Trader Joe’s and the cashier said, “Happy Birthday!” when I showed my ID. Then as I was leaving, he came back with a small bouquet of pink and purple flowers! I love Trader Joe’s. What a treat, and now my house is bright with flowers.
Also, I did have a really excellent birthday. It would have been hard to top last year’s surprise and cake, but this year I got to spend time with friends and family, had wonderful food, and enjoyed hygge. And now I have flowers to boot.