No combination of full moons and vernal equinoxes can change the fact that my wife’s birthday always falls during Lent. Mid-March will always be within 40 days of Easter. As a result, her (and consequently my) Lenten sacrifice includes the caveat “except for birthday cake.”
Our daughter had a gift card from Whole Foods Market that inspired us to take a look in their bakery section. Everyone seemed pleased with my wife’s choice of a delicious chocolate torte, served with fresh strawberries.