My birthday was a few days ago, but the party was last night, to fall on the weekend, and to give me a few more days to recover from chemo. It was great. As we've done for several occasions these past few years, we just invited everybody and their dog (only one pup showed up), and most of them came. It was a fun happy mob.
In fact, it was so busy I had little time to talk to most of you, and have yet to open any of the gifts you all brought. So I'll say thank you in advance for those—and also to everyone for making time to come, and to those who couldn't make it, since I know many of you were out of town or otherwise occupied over the Canada Day/Fourth of July break. We've spent the morning collecting empties and tidying up, but there wasn't as much of that as I expected. (The big Rubbermaid bins labeled "EMPTIES" certainly helped last night.)
I have a wonderful group of family and friends. Thanks for being here.