Thank you all for your well wishes and poems. I would go and thank you all individually, but that might get boring to read after a while. So thank you! I appreciate every word.
Sorry I didn't say anything earlier, but I was outside stocking up on ticks. HA! This was not my actual goal, but it is what ended up happening. I wandered around four acres of pseudo woods looking for trees of a diameter greater than 14 inches. Then I tied a ribbon around it and marked it on a map. It was harder and less fun than I thought it was going to be, but it was still easy and fun. I was outside ALL DAY LONG and ALL BY MYSELF in the bee-yoo-tiful sixty-four degree weather. What a fabulous birthday present. I would have gone crazy sitting in this goddamned office all day on my birthday, probably. This is my favorite day of the year.
My friend Ruth at the office bought me a plastic tiara that says "Happy Birthday" on it. Fantastic. One can never have too
I'm tired and smelly and paranoid that I missed a tick or two, so I want to go home. But I only have forty more minutes, and then home I go, and then dinner! And further celebrations this Friday, I'm sure.
That's possibly all for now. Thanks again, internet friends!
OH: I forgot to mention how it is UNSEASONABLY WARM yet again on my birthday. Sure, it's been unseasonably warm all season, but this is warm even compared to the rest of the winter. Six out of the last seven years. God still loves me. Phew.