February 1st 2021, Monday
Thank you everyone for all of the birthday wishes. It was more than what I could have expected of a winter covid birthday. It wasn't the usual 10-15 person group dinner out but managed to be even more special. As many Monday Birthday's go it got started on Friday. With a surprise flower delivery from a dear old friend. Totally unexpected. The bouquet was from Rogers Park Florist. The neighborhood flower shop around the corner. The bouquet was truly gorgeous. Possibly the prettiest I've ever received. I happen to love flowers. I feel like a lot of people don't know that which I find a little weird.
Then on Saturday Alex and I slumber partied with my best friends in the wonderful new house they just bought in lovely Oak Park. Lauren made us a phenomenal spinach lasagna for dinner with chocolate cake of course and followed it up the next morning with another one of my favorites with basically homemade biscuits and gravy. We ate, we played games, we laughed, we slept, we watched movies, we loved on a pup all the while 10 inches of snow was falling outside. Sunday we needed to recover from all of the delicious rich foods and surgery treats. I pretty much ate the lasagna for the next three meals...lol. Sunday night a long time pal text me and asked if I wanted to sunrise party for my birthday. I hadn't had any plans to but I thought to myself...hell yea. Especially if someone is willing to get up early and join me, absolutely. Which is what brings you to the time lapse above. It was more of a cloud show than and sunrise but sill miraculous and marking my 41st revolution.
1362 images captured at 1 second intervals put back together at 24fps. Pardon the few jumps we had some doggies sniffing the tripod during capture.
Below was how things looked when we arrived. However Rachael brought bubbly and cupcakes. Little high in sugar for my morning meal but hey it's my birthday right.
So we scrapped the ice and snow off the bench, sat back enjoyed our red velvet cupcakes and bubbly and enjoyed the cold but beautiful show the Chicago Lakefront specializes in.
It was a glorious day and weekend. I felt loved and thought of and well known by those who love me. Thank you to everyone. Thankful to be alive and living this day. It was everything I could have asked for especially from 2021. Feeling blessed and grateful for the love in my life.