We had a birthday dinner at home with my family, and among all the lovely gifts I received was this adorable carved sheep to add to my sheep collection. He's a gift from my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew. My sister said he's carved from antique wood. I love the uniqueness of it. He's very solid and hefty.
My sister also let it slip that she also has a cross-stitch 3 Evils project in the works for me, but it was not going to be finished by my birthday. Hopefully, I'll see it by Christmas, but I don't know if it will be this Christmas or the next.
My sister and I share the start-a-lot-of-projects-but-don't-finish-much gene, so I have nothing but the utmost understanding for the situation with the cross-stitch.
I received phone calls from far-away friends and some very thoughtful gifts and cards. Yes, it was a pleasant day even if it does mean that I have to call myself 39 now.
Oh! I almost forgot. I had to go the DMV and get a new license and photo this year. That really added value to my special day. I actually liked the driver's license photo that I had, and now I've got a smirky, orangish tinted one. It's great.