My birthday was wonderful! After taking off early to enjoy a warm Spring afternoon in Texas, over a dozen friends of mine got together at my favorite all-vegetarian Indian restaurant and stuffed ourselves silly. Then it was back to my house for cake and port and talking till late.
I got some great presents, which was unexpected since I wasn’t expecting anything. My friends all know that I’m not a fan of obligatory holiday object giving. I’d rather be treated to a nice meal or just a warm hug then get another “thing” I don’t really need.
On the other hand, when people find something just perfect for me I love the thought behind giving. The best gifts, of which I got a few last night, are the kind I want but make excuses not to buy for myself.
Tonight’s musical selection is the recently departed George Jones singing “I’ll Be Over You (When The Grass Grows Over Me).”
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