After vespers we went to a Greek restaurant
I and my birthday-friend both had moussaka.
We split a bottle of red wine made on
bottled in Thessaloniki.
It was a really lovely meal.
I had my place ready and waiting for everyone
(this is actual a feat as my friends
come and help me with my dinner parties
and then we dine together :) ).
The yellow cake with chocolate frosting
was a bit lope-sided as one of the cakes
But it tasted great!
Used real butter to make the frosting.
We also had a chai herbal tea
and licorice spice.
Little cookies on my tea tray.
A wooden flute, violin and guitar were played.
We sang a rousing Happy Birthday with
instruments accompanying it.
It was so lovely to create beauty for my friend.
We can make beauty out of ashes
with God's help
and I was so glad to have this opportunity.