February 5, 2019, and I am 70 years old!

This has been a beautiful day in very many ways---calls from friends old and new, the playfulness of Mishka the cat, beautiful weather, squirrels and rabbits in the back yard, making an apple cobbler, and ending with friends who came and brought dinner, warmth, cheer, a gift of my first ever jigsaw puzzle, and some splendid cake.

Mishka came out and politely introduced herself to all the guests, then curled up on Zalman's recliner and napped.

Best of all was being together with friends.

It is not the same as family, but is quite wonderful all on its own.

Blessings, blessings...