I've barely been able to keep a thought in my head for more than a few minutes for the last week, but I did want to say thank you so much to everyone who remembered my birthday and took the time to let me know.
tenaciousmetoo, shallowz, girl_wonder, pinkphoenix1985, pkoceres, gekizetsu, rinkle, labseraph, and caffienekitty - thank you so much for the messages and comments!
And lemmealone, deirdre_c, maerhys, apreludetoanend, and janissa11 - your V-gifts made me smile so hard!
And everyone should run to read the stories that some lovely ladies wrote for the occasion:
Bend or Break by destina, a gorgeous look at Sam and Dean and trees - it will make you think and make you glad (SPN, gen, G);
That's Why a Duck by dotfic, a sly take on Sam and John teaming up to prank Dean that will make you snort with laughter (SPN, gen, PG);
all very pc, of course by oxoniensis, a perfectly in character and perfectly lunatic look at Veridian Dynamics and . . . hugging (Better Off Ted, gen?, PG);
Wireless and Lawless by musesfool, in which the boys get to be, as Dean says, "badass pirates." (SPN, gen, PG).
Thank you all so much for giving me so many smiles!