When you get older you kind of stop expecting gifts on your birthday, the celebration is more in the gathering. So in that sense this particular birthday was a pleasant surprise :)
Included were books, chocolate-covered apples, and Saints gear....it couldn't have been more collectively thoughtful at the moment!
Hopefully the great start is indicative of the rest of the year. I just feel it in the air that 2010 is going to be a good one :)