well, i turned this yesterday:
surprisingly, it wasn't as devastating as i thought it would be. i got wonderful cards from my family which included several gift cards from my favorite store of all time-Target. and i got a nice text from my sister and sister-in-law wishing me a happy birthday. and an odd call from my parents. they sounded happy-almost giddy. it's odd because my dad is never happy, let alone giddy. and for them to be together AND happy? well, there's always a first for everything, right?
and i received lots of birthday wishes from my FB friends. i tell ya, they know how to make an old gal feel loved.
so thank you all!