My birthday isn't until November 4th, but one of my best friends was in town this weekend, so we had an early celebration last night. It was so wonderful to have so many dear friends there with me. I had one of my oldest and dearest friends there with her husband who is also a close friend, along with my college Italian buddy and her husband, our incredibly talented designer friend and her rocker-cop husband, plus my favorite fellow teacher friend and her hip date. Everyone got along so well. Thanks to Meredith and my sweet husband for organizing a great birthday dinner. I had an amazing time!