From the keyboard of Cara:
I just sent an early birthday greeting to a friend because it was the beginning of November and his birthday is at the end and I didn't want to miss it. In his email reply I was informed that it is the beginning of December today, not November, and that his birthday had already passed.
How did this happen? We just got here and it is December already? That's amazing. I guess the world continues to move on even when we are not there to nudge it.