So yesterday was my birthday. Eventful one, I’d say.

— Received a fabulous red Gerbera daisy and a beautiful purple flower (not sure what kind, but it rocks) in a clay pot. Brings a feeling of life to my intimate world.

— Found out first thing in the morning that a dear friend who’s been wanting to adopt a baby got one!!!!!!!!

— Saddam Hussein was put to death.

— Discovered, with the urging of a friend, that I was born on a Friday night. Kind of cool to know.

— Received a thank you note from my mother expressing appreciation for going the extra mile for her birthday.

— Had great company for a delicious Italian dinner complete with live opera in The Village. AND, had four opera singers belting out a rendition of Happy Birthday that will live in my memory forever.

— Not too shabby, eh?