And then The Empress came and picked me up to go check proofs for the new catalogs — and actually we went to a restaurant where Janalisa and some of the ladies of the choirlet were waiting with balloons and presents and further cake.


And Janilisa said maybe I would put pictures of these things on “the blog,” and so I have.


This is really pretty amazing. I have not had this kind of celebration of my birthday since I was a child.

And all my distant family members have called or emailed to say happy birthday, too, so I feel pretty thoroughly celebrated.