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.

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

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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.

Thanks!