Thanks for all of your birthday wishes! To answer some of your questions - yes, the meal was a delicious as it sounded! And, yes, there was some chocolate - Moosetrack IceCream! I didn't think I could possibly have dessert - but somehow managed!
Today I received a gift certificate from my sister-in-law to Knitpicks! I was dumbfounded because she is not a knitter and really doesn't know a crochet hook from a knitting needle so I had no idea how she knew about Knitpicks. A phone call solved the mystery. I had mailed her present in a knitpicks box that I had received an order in (really - I didn't do that intentionally!) and she got the address off it and ordered the gift certificate. So now I am pouring over the catalog deciding what to order.