Well Annette my dear, you sure know how to lay it on thick! And I greatly appreciate the kind words, you got me ferklempt! Might I say you are a real joy and we are all privledged to have you as a member of this forum. All our ladies are quite wonderful, just wanted to say.
I had a pretty great day today. My Mom & I had lunch and did a little Christmas shopping together. One unfortunate is that it rained all day & is still raining, so I was unable to work on my chicken coop, will do that as soon as things clear up.
My wife and I will do a birthday dinner this weekend as its just too nasty to leave the house tonight.
My Dad is working on the movie Brother's Keeper starring Patricia Clarkson. She is the actress who played the warden's sick wife in The Green Mile. Here she is: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0165101/
My Dad called while on the set (He's a boom operator) and wished me a "happy birthday" then said, "someone wants to wish you a happy birthday" & that was Ms Clarkson.
She actually sang me happy birthday, have to admit it was a little (ok, alot!) surreal.
Anyway, thanks everyone for the kind wishes, it meant alot.