Annie Cat (The Pea Mommy) sent me a card in which she had written the following:
I hope you have a wonderful birthday, with well-behaved children, an attentive husband, stressfree workday, and good food!
Let me see...
The Pumpkin Princess whined that she wanted to wear a short skirt to day care without leggings in late autumn temps, and threw a temper tantrum when told no. (The Prince was difficult too, but at not quite eight months, I don't hold him responsible for his behavior yet).
The Pumpkin Daddy presented me with a single red rose, even though he'd already bought me a very pretty handbag 2 weeks ago as my birthday present.
I was assigned to represent the department in a meeting where an outside organization comes to dress down the entire workplace, one department at a time.
Dinner was frozen chicken cutlets, leftover steamed nappa cabbage, miso soup with tofu and scallions, and rice.
So it was one win and three losses. (OK, dinner wasn't exactly a loss, the chicken was pretty good and I'll probably buy it again, and the miso soup and rice turned out just fine just like they usually do).
Where I would be without the Pumpkin Daddy, I do not know.