Today is my favourite California friend's birthday. I've known aearwen2 for...well since the days of Fidonet (and that dates both of us, yes it does!). Oddly enough, we've never met. We've been virtual friends, sharing our lives for many, many years now, and I love her like a sister.
Happy Birthday, my dear! I know that you've had a difficult time of it this last few months, but just for today, I hope that all of life's problems get put on hold for a bit. May the Goddess bless you with good health, good cheer, good trade winds, prosperity, and another interesting year in the life.
Goddess bless ya, dear! :)