Today is my birthday. I don't usually do much about it, I think each child's birthday should be called birthing day and the mother should get the presents!! When my mother was still alive I sent her flowers on my birthday every year. But, this year - my wonderful Dh went nuts. He knew not to get me flowers or jewelry... he bought me all of the James Wesley Rawles books, some more canning and food storage books, a case of canning jars AND built me a new pantry to put it all in!!! Does he know me or what?!?!?! He also got *me* a black leather bodice to wear to the Renaissance Faire ---- but that is one of those "for me" but really for him gifts --- We sent the day together moving the drying wood we split this summer up closer to the house and putting away most of my summer tools. Tonight we are taking the kids to a maize maze. Overall a great way to spend my 47th birthday!