John has a muscle spasm in his back. The doc called in a script, but it’s too expensive, so now we’re getting Valium. Right now he can’t really walk much. Milo has a fever, so Olivia might not be able to come to dinner.

We’re alive and well, our family and friends are alive and well, so it’s a great birthday. I got a really great pair of jeans and a cool top in the mail yesterday. My gorgeous child sang a stunning rendition of Happy Birthday, and he wants to get party hats. I am going to put my optimist’s smile on and attempt to enjoy my day!