I finally got a birthday card from my mother, although I suspect that another relative probably reminded her after reading my whiny posts about it. I agree my demented and semi-crippled dad keeps her busy, so I forgive her. What are the choices, anyway? ANd why is my bloody birthday so very important? Cause its mine, thats why. ANd my whining did produce notes from several other people that I haven't heard from in a long time, so there was a net gain for me.