Thank you ladies-although I didn't catch this thread until a couple days late.
I had a good birthday-Jason (DH) sent me a bear with a balloon tied to it, and a cake made completely from fresh flowers. (He had snuck and ordered it online from the florist.) It was a nice surprise. My mother sent me some money and a card, and I used it to pick out a new winter coat last night when I went shopping. I was in desperate need of a new coat. It is sort of like a peacoat but longer-just above the knee. It is black with a silvery pattern on it, and has a black faux fur collar. I wanted something artsy, but not so outlandish that it looked like a 16 year old goth kids coat...
So-I had a pretty good birthday.
Thank you ladies!!!