I reached a new decade back in December. One that didn't really bother me all that much as I am not very vain. What are you gonna do? Nevertheless, it was the best birthday ever. I went to lunch with my daughters and friends, got the nicest gifts and had the best time. And, nobody said a word about my surprise birthday party that night at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant, sneaky little devils. They were all there having fun, grinning like Cheshire cats and no one had even let it slip. I've never had a surprise party before. It was wonderful. All my children, husband, sister and her significant other, friends and their children were there. I love them all. My cake was a beautiful cake/mousse concoction covered in cherry blossoms ( this because my daughter knew how much I was moved by the movie) and I got a copy of the movie too. My daughter had even sent out printed invitations with cherry blossoms inscribed and on the back a picture of me in the field and a line from the poem THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Robert Frost that I quote from time to time. My friends and family are so thoughtful, so wonderful. I adore them. It was the best day and night. "someday I shall be telling this tale ages and ages hence, two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." I, I took the one less traveled by and now I'm lost on the farm.