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Day 11: My birthday

So I am 58 today. Joy of joys. I must say I have had better birthdays. But all things consodered it wasn't so bad.

Started last night just before midnight and after, texting to [personal profile] mashfanficchick. Then I went to sleep. In the morning I was woken by a phone call. Turns out I will be getting a call from my therapist tomorrow at 10:30, and have my therapy by phone. So that should work out OK.

I got up and showered and dressed, and took out a bag of recycling, and then walked around the block. Got to Dunkin' Donuts where I had been planning on getting a cocoa mocha iced latte, and discovered that despite the "Open" sign on the door it was locked up tight.So no latte. Oh well.

I continued along and discovered a store that had hand sanitizer. For $13 a bottle! Everyone says I should report them for price gouging, but I didn't want to. It's a small store, probably family owned...

Anyway ended up at the bagel store where I got a bacon, egg, and cheese on a roll, and went home and made coffee and enjoyed it.

After that I puttered online until I Skyped the FWiB, and we talked for about an hour.

And then I read until 6:00, when I called my favorite shushi place, which is in College Point, and asked them to deliver dinner. Cause nothing says "birthday during a pandemic" like raw fish on rice. They didn't want to now that I'm in Flushing but I told them, truthfully, that it wasn't very far, just outside College Point, and they agreed. So I got a sushi deluxe, an Alaskan roll, and an order of red bean ice cream. While I was waiting for delivery [personal profile] mashfanficchick texted me and we had a short talk.

Then when it was delivered, it turned out it was the same deliveryman and he remembered me, and asked about the Kid, and the cats. So that was nice.

After dinner I made a mug cake from a mix, lit a candle in it, and sang hHappy Birthday to myself. Yes I know that's a bit sad, but oh well. The Kid texted me whle I was eating my ice cream, and then she called. She was kind of upset and depressed, but I did my best to cheer her up until 8:00 when I watched Keith Olbermann read James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and The Scottie Who Knew Too Much.

After that I called the Kid back, and talked awhile longer. She was in a much better state.

Then I called oldest Brother, and while we were talking, I got a call through from Denise and the family, Aunt Helen, John, and Brianne. They sang me Happy Birthday and we talked awhile. Jon R has a broken leg! Then I got back on with Oldest Brother and we talked til it was time to feed the pets.

So I fed the pets, and then called him back, and while we were talking, Linda texted me happy birthday too!!! Don't think I ever heard from her before in a text.

So all in all, it's been a nice birthday, considering.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. The Kid.

3. Oldest Brother.

4. The rest of the family.

5. Nice weather for my walk.

6. Made it to another year.
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