All in all, it was a good day. I got to work on time this morning (totally unprecedented!) and my desk was all decorated with streamers. Quite nicely too (would have taken a picture, but for once, I didn't have my camera on me). The file cart was set up behind my cubicle, covered with phase 1 of the surprise potluck food (non-perishables and breakfasty things). I had a nice card and a little giftie from one of my co-workers waiting on my chair.
More food came out later - fruits, barbecue meatballs, salads...it was an all day food-fest. (I doubt I'll be getting to goal at Weight Watcher's this week! I'm weak, you know...)
My boss told me to prepare to head out early (but I ended up staying anyway...there was enough socializing throughout the day that I don't feel cheated). And I actually managed to get some work done, which was also good. Another co-worker did a Starbucks run in my honor (and treated everyone), so that we all had caffiene with our cake in the afternoon. Chocolate chip ice cream cake - yum!!
After work, I went out shopping with Christyn (she was going to take me out for dinner, but after stuffing our faces all day, we just weren't hungry). We ran to the mall and tried on dresses at Macy's. Christyn is actually looking for a dress for an upcoming wedding. I only tried stuff on because she made me! We had fun.
When I got home there was a package waiting for me from my Aunt Fran (quite a surprise for me, actually!) She sent me hand-made earrings (cute - cats and little blue beads), 2 cookbooks and a wooden cat & fish figurine. :)
And now, the sun has gone down on yet another birthday, and it is past my old-lady bedtime. Thank you everyone for your happy birthday wishes!!