While I'm now approaching ages represented by numbers that cannot be comprehended by mortal children, birthday presents can take my mind off such horrific thoughts in a heartbeat - especially great ones like I got this year! Unwrappables included getting to sleep in, time for a long shower (fabulous can't-find-coffee face products are FABULOUS), great phone calls with my best friend, my mom and my sister, and a great chuckle from Heather (more of a warning to Chris that if he wants to get a burger mid-shift, he should park the Zamboni and eat in...there's only trouble to be found at the drive-thru). I got some fantastic wrapped things, too - a bluetooth old-fashioned phone handset for my cell (pictured here while talking to my sister), Lucky Charms (from Lars), Civilization IV, gorgeous mosaic glass candle holders, and brass drawer pulls for the kitchen we will one day actually have. We celebrated after dinner with an amazing chocolate raspberry tart and are about to finish off a wonderful day watching a hockey game. The Sabres are wearing the Blue and Gold for me at a road game - Chris had to pull a few loooong strings to get that to happen, I'm sure! Here's hoping they win tonight - that would make a really nice finish to the day!