One is allowed some whininess on one's birthday. It's a rule. Happy Birthday, HT! Hope it's a Mega year for you. I will have been being your blog reader for many happy years, now. (There's a verby sentence for your students!)
Yep. What Radagast said. Your blog is one of the true, undiluted joys of my existence. Have at it, HTMS. You make us all happy.
Happy Haps! Whining is allowed on birthdays. Just not Christmas. Unless it's your birthday. But not even then.
Happy Birthday dear friend!