I just want to thank everyone again — my readers, PZ (whom I think of as family) and his readers, and my fellow SciBlings — for popping in to wish me a happy birthday. Your kindness has served to cheer me up since I have been having a rough time of it recently; so rough that it has been a battle just to get out of bed (one of the many perils of bipolar disorder). I am still feeling incredibly sad for reasons that completely elude me (I do have wacky brain chemistry afterall) but peeking in at my blog today and reading your comments and email (from all over the world!) has been like unwrapping dozens and dozens of gifts. You guys are the bestest ever. You make me feel so lucky: moochas smoochas to you all.
I would also like to thank those peeps who have sent me gifts: a small, portable hard drive (a nice addition to my not-portable, but much loved, hard drive), my very own copy of PhotoShop (along with a book that helps me decipher this latest version, which is useful since I haven’t had PhotoShop access for six years — yikes!), and a year’s subscription to NetFlix! I am sure other goodies are awaiting my discovery in the next few days, so I want to thank you in advance if I haven’t mentioned your gifts yet (and yes, I will mention them here, when I find them).
Despite everything, I know I am very lucky to have all of you, always looking out for me and helping me along when I need it. I am grateful beyond words to all of you.