But that's not to say I don't appreciate all of the birthday greetings I received. It's always nice to see everyone come out of the woodwork who you rarely hear from otherwise.
In other news, my company gave me a birthday present yesterday too... a 5% salary cut. In an effort to cut costs and prevent layoffs, they decided to cut the entire company's salaries 5%. This actually was a reasonable solution, and they handled it well, but it still sucks. In addition, they are going to be raising our health insurance rates, and the office will be shutting down the week between Christmas and New Year's, forcing all employees to take 4 days of vacation. I guess that's not so bad, I've got a lot of vacation I didn't have major plans for anyway, so it's not such a big deal, and it might be nice having December 24-January 4 off as a sort of winter break. I haven't had one of those since college! Maybe I should make some fun plans that week.
Last night to celebrate my birthday, I went curling as usual. Had a good time though. All does seem to be well in the world.
But so far my Friday has been less than stellar. I hope it improves.