I received several cards, an embroidered cannon (with a person about to be shot out), a Javagirl t-shirt (and not even homemade), 36 homemade cookies (milk chocolate no nuts), and a giant purple-wine-redish rosebush (ready to be planted).
I wanted to put exclamations points after each of the preceeding phrases, but it would have looked excessive. But that's how I feel, full of exclamation points and friends.
What will tomorrow hold? I don't know what I'm doing for sure, but I'm hoping to give blood in the morning. My birthday gift to the world (or at least to 3 people in need). I'll play the rest of the day by ear.
Tonight I am feeling pleased and well-loved.