Well, my birthday came and went without much fanfare. Just a day like any other. My wife has promised me a real celebration when I'm home, so I'm looking forward to that. I did get some lovely cards from Mom as well, and lots of email. I felt loved.
Speaking of mail, I don't think anyone's sending anything else. And that's good. Because it's starting to get close enough to my departure that anything you mail might not get here in time. Or it'll get here just in time for me to have to pack it up and bring it home with me. Now that's a nice thought.