I would like to send a serious thanks to all my friends that were able
to get out yesterday for my birthday, and also a huge thanks to Bren
for his contribution to the windshield fund.
I got some rather thoughtful and generous gifts from my friends.
Joel gave me chocolate covered coffee beans and a LARGE bar of Bernard
Callebaut baking chocolate.
The Devil Bunny gave me a gift card for a suprisingly large sum at The
Bay… which today resulted in new khakis, two new dress shirts, a new
belt, and new socks. And for those of you familiar with both The Bay
and my own shopping habits, you’ll know just how impressive that is
both in terms of the size of the gift card and my new found skills at
shopping courtesy of a certain redhead I love with all my heart.
Erin and her lad also stopped by and gave me a bottle of red wine I
intend to enjoy a glass of tonight.
Tannis got me the cutest bath set ever… penguins!
I had brunch with my mom and my youngest sister today, along with a
friend of hers who came along, my mom’s new boyfriend and his parents.
It was… good. Things were understandably stilted now and then, but
it was a good breakfast with reasonably tasty food.
I also snagged a few ‘new’ books today. Oi. You can certainly tell
my reading habits have changed over the years. I used to solely pick
up sci-fi and fantasy. As time has gone by, my selection of
non-fiction has grown considerably. Today I added to the list of
non-fic by grabbing “Bin Laden : The man who declared war on America”
by Yossef Bodansky, “The Law of Evidence” second edition from the
Essentials of Canadian Law by DAvid Paciocco and Lee Stuesser, and
“Tremeear’s Criminal Code” student edition by David Watt and Michelle
Fuerst (1999 Annotated, 10th Anniversary Edition).
Nothing like a little light reading eh?
The only downside to the birthday was being stricken with a migraine
in the midst of things. I ended up taking a large handful of a
variety of medications and then crawling into bed with an icepack for
a couple hours, and followed that with a *really* relaxing hot bath.=20
It was about 11pm by the time I made it back downstairs.
Yargh. Stupid brain betraying me again. I keep wondering if the cyst
is a contributing factor and if having it removed would cure me of
these damned things. Some basic math that doesn’t take into
consideration things like inflation etc tells me that if I live to 75,
the government will have spent about $250,000 treating my migraines.=20
Neurosurgery might be cheaper
Anyhoo, my thanks again to my friends. You guys rock.