Well, my birthday is coming on July 4th and for the first time in as far back as I can remember, I have no plans and the people who I normally spend the day with are not going to be here. Mark is in Guam. Janet is off on a business trip somewhere. My company just announced that there will not be a company party on the balcony. Last year I spent July 4th at my company party with Mark. It was nice because the balcony overlooks Tempe Lake where the fireworks go off. Maybe I should just pack a bag and head out of town with the boys. I just already feel very alone right now and being alone on my birthday may not be the best thing for me. This too will pass.