One of the loveliest things about being old enough to accept birthdays whenever they happen is that friends and or family who aren't around when the actual birth day occurs are equally willing to celebrate it whenever possible. That extends the festivities in a marvelous way!
Today I celebrated my past birthday with my friend JS from teaching days. She and I manage to see each other every four to six weeks - or in this case, who knows how long it's been? We have a set routine for our meetings, lunch, bookstore, and coffee house, and we didn't deviate from that plan today (sometimes we do go to a movie or to the YA Books class).
Thank you, JS, for a tasty lunch, book gift and book shopping, a latte, and great conversation. But most of all, thank you for years of friendship.
It's a wonderful thing to have friends!