I hope this doesn't jinx anything, but my b-day is later this week so in order to avoid trying to "celebrate" on a school & work day, we are acknowledging it today. difficult child is making me a birthday cake!! He shopped for the cake, icing, ice cream and a "surprise" yesterday while I was doing regular grocery shopping. He kicked me out of the kitchen about 20 mins ago and - hold your chairs- told me to stay on the computer a while! I'm so excited- I haven't had a real birthday cake in years- I think since I was a child. This was difficult child's idea and he says he's cooking me dinner too!! I just had to brag!!