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“Globfly’s Birthday”

A Moment in My Life – Friday, February 26, 2021

Today is my late husband Mark, aka Globfly’s birthday. It’s surreal that this is the second year I am celebrating his birthday with him in spirit. I feel his spirit, Markie Angel, near me all the time. He has become my guardian angel, and knowing that, I am reassured that I will be okay.

That doesn’t negate my sadness that he’s not here to participate in person and relish the things that we like doing for celebrations. Well, considering the pandemic, we wouldn’t get far on a trip or venture out of town to our favorite restaurants, but we would find other alternative fun things to do. It doesn’t need to be over the top or break the bank. Simply being together, meaning whatever we do, would be the perfect way to celebrate. 

I made a vow to keep Globfly’s memory alive every chance I get, and that includes our celebrations. Just because he can’t physically appreciate things doesn’t mean that Markie Angel isn’t enjoying spiritually. For that reason, I know exactly how I’m celebrating his birthday that will light up his smiling face. 

For this birthday, I’m doing something different and special, and I’m exercising my cheat day to savor some fun foods that will make Globfly’s heart sing. Are you ready? Here we go… I’m so excited. I’m ordering dim sum take out for brunch. He would’ve loved going to a nice restaurant for a dim sum brunch. I’ve never done dim sum take out before, but there is a first time for everything. I’m giving Dim Sum King a go. Hopefully, it’ll be a thumbs up.

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When I was at Paris Baguette the other day, I saw this cute little cheesecake. It called out to me. I picked one up for Globfly’s birthday cake. It looks enticing and won’t be too sweet, just the way Globfly would have liked it.

Deciding on dinner was trickier. Our favorite celebration restaurant is Fleming’s in Palo Alto, but that’s out of the question this year. That’s when I got creative with the idea of going Mexican. Globfly and I enjoyed an occasional visit to El Faro on El Camino in South San Francisco for nachos. It’s been years since I’ve been there. Suddenly I got a craving for beef nachos. That’s Globfly’s favorite. I have a feeling that Markie Angel nudged me towards that, so beef nachos will be dinner.

This dinner goes nicely with my entertainment itinerary. I planned a day off from routine to movie binge—another Globfly favorite. The movie selection has yet to be determined, but I’m sure I’ll get it together soon enough. 

Since we’re still in the heat of the pandemic, his birthday menu would probably be the same, either with Globfly or with Markie Angel. The bottom line is that I think Globfly and Markie Angel will smile from ear-to-ear by the end of Globfly’s birthday. 

2 thoughts on ““Globfly’s Birthday”

  1. Jeannie, you’re a great writer, and I enjoyed your celebration of Mark’s birthday in spirit. You’re right, I think he’d have a big smile on his face. We like El Faro too. We’d usually eat there when we’re in So. SF. Thanks for sharing.

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