My mom turned 86 today. She hasn’t opened her gift from me yet (that’s for after dinner) but she got a lot of cards and her long-time best friend from Ohio called her.
I also got her flowers: some apricot colored
roses. My dad always got her flowers (and when he no longer drove, if I was up there, he sent me out with money to get some.
I also made her a cake:
I had wanted to use red for the decoration but she didn’t have any red food coloring left, I guess the blue is okay. The cake is maraschino cherry, an old family favorite. (Dinner is going to be shrimp).