Thanks you all for the many, many, MANY birthday wishes!
Not much to report, though. I took the day off from work, turned the phone off, had the house to myself, slept til noon-ish, then drove 4.5 hours round trip to have dinner with my folks.
Much to my employers dislike, I DO NOT work on my birthday....and have not since 2006-ish. Aside from that I didn't really do anything for myself. Ok, that's a lie...I did do something for myself
In retrospect, late-40-something feels much the same as mid-40-something...a little older, a little wiser, and a little wider through the middle.