So, THAT was a good birthday! Woken to roses, singing, hugs and presents: everything I wished for and then some! Martin got me a silver book bead for my Pandora bracelet. Karin gave me the latest Katie Melua CD, and together they gave me an ACTUAL box of rocks, which cracked me up completely because whenever one of the kids EVER, in all their lives, asks what they're getting for their birthday/christmas/gift-receiving-holiday, the answer I invariably give them is "a box of rocks." They even made the box themselves! My kids are great. And Anders? Even greater. He took my totally-throwing-it-out-there wish for an iPhone and actually came through with one. Gobsmacked! AND he gave me the most stylish bike helmet in the world, so now I have one less excuse for not riding my bike! AND I got a raise! And a million bazillion happy birthday notes from everyone I KNOW (and I know a lot of people!) and more singing on the phone from family and friends. And then I did a happy mail dance because my mom sent me four books for my birthday AND I got the Squam Art Workshops journal as well (O!!!) And THEN Anders cooked the most delicious dinner ever: baked salmon with spinach and cream and parmesan, and new potatoes and a salad (red romaine & more spinach). YUMMO. And now I'm going to go play with my iPhone (and yes, Sam, I kissed it)!