Sallee sent me the greatest animated card, and I got several cards from non-bloggers too, along with flowers from my neighbor Cheryl, and a dinner set up by dear friend Lynn, along with four other members of my quilt guild. There were presents, a calamari dinner with Mud Pie for dessert (a real birthday transgression for me, avoiding dairy for the most part, but making an exception tonight), and lots of laughs. I couldn't ask for more, but then my son Cody called right as I coming in the door, to wish me a Happy Birthday even though we had already celebrated early.
I even have The Knitter's Gift to read; a surprise from my new quilt club Secret Pal (man, she works fast, whoever it is, having a package waiting on the doorstep of the Children's Center when I showed up for work yesterday morning, only the day following drawing my name at our annual party!). What a great day - I am off to read a bit before heading to bed. Thanks, everyone!