Belated birthday wishes to abooth. My mother, whose birthday you share, has had a week long celebration so I don't see why you shouldn't as well ;).
A minor piece of news that has been chuffing me beyond all reason is the announcement that our choir is planning on recording a CD (in time for Giftmas) and that current plans are to include some congregational singing as well. It ain't elissaann's Grammy-winning choral effort, but I'm gonna take what I can get.
Now I am off to the kitchen, to make some creole stuff for my lunches. Maybe some truffles to spread the V-Day luuuuv around.