Thanks for all the emails and phone calls.
A special thank you goes out to the good folks at MBNA Mastercard, for their persistent good wishes. It isn't often one gets called two times in the same day to have the beauty and awesomeness of the MBNA credit card expounded ad nauseum! I'm afraid I may have been a little snippy with the second man who called...
The gifts were amazing. There's a new ring on my finger, a new espresso machine and toaster oven on the counter, a new two tiered dessert tray filled with wrapped candy in the living room, a bag of mixed nuts in the cupboard ...
And the cake turned out, (and was grudgingly acknowledged to be good, if a bit too "healthy" tasting- he just doesn't like nuts and raisins.)
And the day is pretty much officially over, and tomorrow will be here soon enough. With 15-20 cm of snow if the forecast is to be believed.
So, thank you, one and all.
It was a good day.
Let the next year begin.