Yes of course I will milk this birthday for as long as possible! What else would you expect??!
Today at work I got paged: "Jeanne please report to the library." Which until a month ago was upstairs. And is now 20 feet down the hall from me. It's hard to remember things when you're my age. Next time, include directions, please!
I arrived to find that my thoughtful colleagues had put together a lovely low-key (key!) birthday celebration for me.
Here is what they provided:
See? No good comes from announcing to people that you are giving up sugar! Lovely homemade bread and hummus. Ya know, traditional birthday fare! And flowers! Thanks, guys!
Some of my favorite peeps! Photos: David K.
UPDATE: You will NEVER believe who called me. NEVER! No, not the spinning instructor (oh if only). Stay with me here in reality. Someone from ... well, here's a clue:
(No not Men at Work, not Midnight Oil, sheesh!) No, even better than all of that hunky manhood put together, it was none other than: LBTEPA aka Now the plan is this! From MELBOURNE!! AUSTRALIA!
Called me! and left me a funny happy birthday message! She has the cutest accent. (I would pay a million dollars to be able to talk like that just for a week.)
LBTEPA, you my hero! It's time to NTBWSNBN'd, LBTEPA. It only hurts for a minute.