Thanks, Donna and Brandon...
..and to everyone else who made my birthday celebration a complete joy! Blog friends, family, work friends, synagogue friends and friends from every assorted part of my life -- fifth grade, college, high school youth group...You have all spoiled me madly and I am so grateful. Thank yous are coming -- email or mail and that is my goal for the next week. For blog friends, I want to stop by on everyone's blog who visited. At the rate I'm going this may take a good week, but please do expect a visit. My google reader shows 345 unread posts, so I have some work to do to catch up. But it's very happy work and I look forward to visiting.
Today I return to real life. After the sugar deluge of the last few days I am back to yogurt and salads and I even have baby spinach to put into my smoothie. I did get in my half mile daily -- two miles yesterday -- and I am happy to be keeping up with the Challenge. The heat is much more manageable, which makes walking much more pleasant. Today is laundry, groceries, walk and making a little less chaos at home.
Again, many, many thanks to all for your birthday wishes and lots of hugs!