Monday was my birthday. I have now reached the respectable age of 37! It is difficult to believe, especially given my somewhat unsettled life. No adult points there…. I have however done a lot more than most, so I guess that weights up for it though I don’t think one can substitute the other. My circle of friends is quite small here so I didn’t expect to be celebrated to the same extent that I used to be in Moldova (where birthdays are immensely important). But thanks to modern technology, I did get at least three dussins of birthday greetings from various places, from Juba to New York, Stockholm, London, and Chisinau, and other places in between. Maria did something super sweet and posted the Happy Birthday song to me on her blog! Very nice – many thanks to everyone!! Also, my colleague brought me a lovely pastry, and in the evening, I had a lovely dinner with Mr. M at my favorite place Kramerbooks & Arfterwords.
Tonight, I am having some friends over, not just to celebrate my birthday but also to celebrate spring. It is so nice that May is almost here!