But first thank you for the birthday love yesterday! It was really as lovely a birthday as one could hope for under current circumstances.
I wasn’t expecting so many amazing gifts but ended up with gourmet chocolate, Jeni’s ice cream, new workout wear, a Sephora gift card, AND flowers!!!
Photo montage below: Modeling bday gift outfit (from Vimmia). Plus another from Lulu (but I have to exchange the pants b/c Josh did not quiiiiite know the right size. He picked great things, though!)
I finished Next Year in Havana and came downstairs at ~5pm . . . and was promptly handed an Old Cuban (champagne / rum cocktail)! RANDOM but soooo perfect!
Bday dinner by Josh: steak Oscar, green beans almandine, rice pilaf. He said he was going for “Old World Fancy”
Mystery flowers (figured out they were from Laura!). No card OR source so I’m glad I figured it out!!
I also had a great time creating (rather spontaneously) a Spotify playlist of songs that have meant something to me throughout life! It’s a little silly but I GREATLY enjoyed it last night. If you’d like to hear/see it — here you go!
Anyway. It was a lovely 4-0. I’m sure that our DC/Virginia trip and the Inn at Little Washington would have been amazing, but hey — now I can continue to look forward to having that adventure in the future! I hope.
I did do some reflection/venting about some work-related challenges. With the concept of wasting time/life fresh on my mind . . . I am going to try to really work on some things that have been tough lately. More on that later perhaps though I will not be able to get much more specific on this public blog!! You will see Crucial Conversations on my book pile though!
And speaking of books – I have a 2020 Books Page now!! It’s up at the menu bar or you can check it out here. It was my fun project for the day yesterday (and yes it really was kind of fun!).