i had a lovely birthday. spent with family during the day, and enjoyed wine with erika and brian in the eve. it was mellow, just the way i like things these days. my sister and nephews got me a power juicer for my birthday, which helped kick off a 5 day juice cleanse that hector and i started yesterday. today seems to be a little easier than yesterday hunger-wise, but i am super tired and a bit foggy. if i can get through these 5 days, i just might go for another 5. we'll see.