Two carefully wrapped packages from my parents. Two cards. Supplies inside.
Two playlists prepped for bigger moments tried out early in a small space.
A peppermint mocha and a birthday wish.
More birthday wishes via calls and texts.
A basket of home baked cookies tied with a blue ribbon. A donut slathered with chocolate fudge frosting.
A box from a local chocolatier ordered from very far away. My heart is snapping turtle popcorn shaped.
A stomach swirling with sugar and excitement.
A phone fairly exploding with text messages. Wishes and questions and explanations and catching up and laughter. Relevant and irrelevant topics covered.
Me floating through the day.
Reality: day job duties.
Mini celebrations in the hallways.
Major celebrations online.
Friends traveling from parts near and far.
Love experienced with all 5 senses.
A Friday. The end of a week.
Another year begun.