My birthday was great!
I spent the morning at a fellow homeschooler's house teaching eleven kids (mine included) how to paint frescoes on plaster. If you've never done plaster frescoes before, I recommend putting together a group--at someone else's house--and giving it a try. They all came up with such interesting designs and I was able to cover three topics in one: art (obviously), history (a little background on frescoes and Leonardo da Vinci), and science (that wonderful chemical reaction that occurs when you mix plaster with water. I had everyone feel the warmth of the plaster by touching the bottom of their containers).
After my art class, we had homemade ice cream cake. I share my birthday with one of my children's friends, so they sang to both of us and the grandmother of the birthday child brought a single red rose for each of us.
Back home that evening, I watched White Christmas with the kids, and my parents came over bearing gifts and more cake. Chocolate this time. Hubby brought home pizza at my request. My sister rounded out the night with a birthday call at 11PM. She's in California, so it was only 8PM for her. She had been visiting over the past few weeks, but because so many of our relatives are concentrated in this area, we never even had a chance to sit down and chat. I think she broke a record for the most family seen in one trip. At least we still have phones...
If any of you have commented lately and I did not respond, I apologize. For some reason Blogger hasn't been notifying me of messages lately. I've been trying to check my blog's main page to see if anything was posted, but if you commented on something older I might have missed it.
Thanks to all who took the time to say Happy Birthday, I appreciate it!