Happy Birthday, Jenni!
Before saying anything else...
May your day be as wonderful as you deserve! I am thankful everyday to have a friend who makes me smile and laugh almost every day, listens patiently to my griping, and has been so wonderful and supportive as a beta, reviewer, and friend in helping me to grow as an author.
Thank you and enjoy your birthday!
In other news, the storm has pretty much passed here. It is still lightly raining, but the wind has died down, and we have escaped mostly unscathed. Last night, coming home from the movies, the road leading to our community was flooded, and we were detoured, but that's been about the extent of it. We're lucky; Tropical Storms Floyd and Isabel proved a few years ago the damage that even these weakened storms can cause.
Funnily enough, Bobby got a letter in the mail yesterday from the American Association of Retired People (AARP), a group of over-fifties keen on lobbying for rights for older and retired people:
Congratulations, Robert Felagund, III! You are eligible for membership to AARP!
Ummm...yeah. My husband is...twenty-five?
I told him to join. AARP members get discounts on things, plus they are one of the biggest lobbies in Congress, particularly on issues relating to social security. Maybe he could be the internal voice of dissent and demand some recognition of the views of younger generations, who are paying into a system we will most likely never see because social security has been warped from its original intent of supplemental income to income. *ahem* Yeah. Not getting into that now....
Happy birthday, Jenni! I'm off to go swimming!