Thanks for the kind wishes, everyone! And actually it isn't my birthday for another few days; we did this early, as coordinating that many peoples' schedules can be tricky.BTW: Happy (belated) Birthday!!
I keep listening to the recording I have, and I keep singing the songs to myself. I can't wait 'til the final recording later this month. If people agree, we might make all or some of the songs public for anyone who wants to hear them. I'm still so flabbergasted (ahem -- "flabber-ghast-ed"?) I want to share.