I named the virus after me because it deliberately tried to ruin my 79th birthday celebration. But it failed – badly!!! I had a lovely day that began with my brother taking me on a drive 75 miles down the coast – passing Laguna Beach…

Then a picnic lunch in San Clemente….

Then on through old town Oceanside and Carlsbad.

We got on the freeway in Encinitas and scurried back home for  wine, appetizers, and paella (from Sevilla’s) in my daughter’s spacious patio.

Birthday cookies baked by the Pastry Queen aka my granddaughter!


I was a very full and fun day. Lots of birthday wishes from friends and family on Facebook and Instagram.

The Other Thing – This virus better be under control by next year at this time, because that birthday will call for a whoop-de-do celebration!!!!!