Today would have been my dad’s 70th birthday. I have been thinking about him a lot today. All the time I’ve missed the past sixteen years. All the things I’ve gone through since then. And all the little things about him. Tonight I decided to have a special birthday dinner in his honor. I went to a seafood restaurant in honor of his (and my) New England roots. Then found some of his favorite cookies and candy for dessert. At first I thought I would have a birthday dinner for one, but my friend Shutterbug joined me after I put out a call on Twitter. Things have been difficult lately as I’ve been by myself a lot lately. She’s a great friend who provided great company and friendship on a nostalgic day.