Today is my 3rd 39th birthday, and the fourth family birthday we’ve celebrated since the pandemic began. It was, as the other three have been, a slightly different celebration from what we’re used to, but still fun!
I started the day with a birthday greeting from Roald in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Since I still haven’t gotten Roald to move to my island in New Horizons, this was very exciting, because I love it when Roald wishes me a happy birthday!
My animal neighbors in New Horizons did have a party for me at Antonio’s house, and there was cake and presents, and even a piñata. As far as birthday celebrations in the time of COVID-19 go, this was really fun!
After church in the living room (again), I got to open my presents. And one of those presents was extra exciting, because it means I can invite Roald to my New Horizons island!!!
My other gifts were wonderful, too:
Since we couldn’t go anywhere, and I because I love Christmas so much, I even wore a Christmas print skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing:
The day was spend watching some of my favorite movies (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and A League of Their Own) and TV shows (I Love Lucy, Everybody Loves Raymond, Rick Steves’ Europe, Downton Abbey, The Golden Girls, and M*A*S*H), and baking cookies, as we always do on Sunday afternoons now.
For dinner we had one of my very favorites…Reuben casserole.
And a tiramisu layer cake for dessert, topped with 39 candles in the shape of a question mark!
We didn’t get to leave the house like we did last year for my birthday, but we had a really fun day!