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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

It was my birthday yesterday. I turned 60 and I was spoiled rotten.

The day started off with a hike with my husband, Jake. As we were getting ready to go for the hike when I was putting my hiking boots on, I noticed that someone had taped a large Happy Birthday sign and Happy Birthday balloon to our outside door. Apparently, my 4th sister snuck down before 7 a.m. to put them there so that was a nice surprise.

When we got back from the hike, we had breakfast when I opened a birthday card from Jake with an Apple Music gift card inside and the message in the card said he's enjoying us being retired together so that was nice. emoticon

After breakfast, we transplanted the 2 Dark Devil Autos (DDA) from the Solo cups to the 5L pots. DDA1 was a little hit and miss but I think it's okay. It looks good today.

After we were done transplanting, I went for a second hike with my dad and he gave me a birthday card with a cheque for $200. emoticon He told me he wanted me to use it for some nice flowers.

I had a quick visit with my 4th sister after my dad's. She lives next door to him and 3 houses away from us. emoticon

And, then my 4th sister texted me around 4 to see if I was awake (I've been napping most afternoons since I retired.). I replied I was and asked why but she never replied.

I was on the phone with my 3rd sister when Jake told me that I had company walking up the driveway. So, I got off the phone with my 3rd sister and saw my 4th sister at the door and her twin behind her. I opened the door and they sang Happy Birthday to me from the driveway and on the ground at my feet was a gift bag with 6 homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, my favourite kind. emoticon

When my sisters and I were visiting, Jake left to go get dinner for us. We had rotisserie chicken and fries and it was good.

After dinner, my 2nd sister called and although I haven't received her card in the mail yet, she did tell me that it had a gift card for a chain bookstore in it.

I told Jake that I was surprised to have been so spoiled yesterday since my sisters and I don't usually exchange presents but he said it was because my sisters and him know that I really wanted a party and this was their way of helping make up for me not getting my party. Wasn't that nice of them?

Additionally, I got text messages from 2 brothers-in-law, 2 sisters-in-law, 2 nephews, my boss (😊), 2 sisters and 1 friend. I got emails from 1 sister, 2 friends and 1 aunt-in-law and uncle-in-law and my dad. And, I got phone calls from 2 of my sisters and my pedicure place. 😄

It was a good day.
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