Some good things from today:
- People sent me happy birthdays on Facebook and in email all day. A steady stream of little jolts of happiness. Thank you all!
- Had a nice chat with Mary Anne after a few days of out-of-sync timing preventing calls.
- Just as I was starting the last documentation review of the week, the one that I was expecting to have to spend all day on, I found out that the launch had been postponed and I could wait ’til next week to do the review.
- Which left me with enough time to get through a dozen or more long-delayed to-do items that I hadn't thought I would have time to do before the end of the quarter.
- The sun was more or less out for some of the day, after a few days of rain and gloomy overcast.
- I made it to the post office in time to mail a package that I'd been meaning to mail for a couple days.
- When I got home, there was a paper card from one of my nieces (who, I hear, cleverly used my birthday as a justification for eating cupcakes—nicely done!) and her parents, and an electronic card from my other niece and her parents.
- Ended up having a late dinner with N, who happened to suggest dinner without even knowing it was my birthday; I had made no other plans due to working late, but we were both working late, so it worked out nicely.
- Got to read the first few chapters of The Thirteen Clocks aloud. I've been really pleased to get chances to read various of my childhood-favorite books aloud to friends lately. (Although sad that said books are too often rather short on female characters, sigh.)
- Read and enjoyed more bits of A Civil Contract while walking from place to place and waiting in various lines. Also, listened to music I like while driving to and from work.
So all in all, today was a pretty good day. Thanks to everyone who helped make that happen!