Thank you all for these birthday wishes. It has been a very nice day. I got cupcakes and candies from my colleagues, learned three of my current students share my birthday (what are the odds on that? ), had to sit through a ridiculously long dept. meeting, but shockingly even leaving the office after 5pm on a Friday I did NOT have to sit through traffic on the way home (how did that happen?). I got birthday songs from my Jacob babies, and of course snuggles from my little MaltAngel. I got a few gifts today and a surprising number of them were dog toys. I was unable to convince Cadeau that the fuzzy fox was mine, though he was willing to share it with me. He was NOT willing to share it with his sisters. Went out for a supper of stuffed 'shrooms. And then came home to more kisses from the Clan. All in all, it was a very nice day. And I loved reading all the lovely wishes from my online friends. Thanks again.