Watching these videos is a disease.
So here's a haul of what I received for my birthday at the end of last month. My daughter Jeanne shares a birth date with me, so we usually celebrate it together over Thanksgiving weekend.
The cake. Love those fall colors!
From Jeanne, a framed collection of photos I took of myself with each member of my family.
From Jodie, who works at her local Parks & Rec, and who encouraged me to watch the TV show, this book.
From my friend Paul, an Amazon gift certificate (I bought some PURPLE shoes)
and a self-portrait (cheer up, Paul!)
And from Dale, a box of my favorite milk chocolate covered vanilla caramels,
a fan to sit under my laptop to keep it cool,
a subscription to Sundance Now channel (because I love documentaries, and they have a great library)
and tickets to three lectures of National Geographic Live that will take place after the new year. We went to a series of these in the past and they're quite wonderful. Date nights!
I'm a lucky girl.