I received so many birthday phone calls today from my parents and from various members of family that I was blessed with through marriage. I was sung to by both my father (He's so funny! -or should I be insulted that I "smell like a monkey and look like one too"?) and by my passel o' nephews - so cute! My friend invited me out to lunch, my husband & children took me out to dinner and my children had wrapped presents of Godiva chocolates hidden around the house which they were thrilled to whip out for me to unwrap and share. It was a good day. I'm actually thinking I may have a small get together with my favorite cake from Whole Foods bakery and a very few local friends next weekend. God loves me. Life is beautiful.