My 40th Birthday Part III: The Big Four-Oh

I can’t remember what time it was when I got my first “Happy birthday.” Might have been a little after 1:00 while Tristen and I were sitting in bed feeding Fawkes and Phoenix. Milly had the sign at the top of this page on her bedroom door waiting for me. Her door is directly across from mine and Tristen’s, so I saw it immediately the first time I walked out the door once the sun was up and she was awake and about. There was some leftover pancake batter from yesterday and it was enough to make a pancake for me, Tristen, and Milly. I left Tristen’s on the pan a little too long and was frustrated at myself for …