Let Them Eat Cake

I find it ironic that yesterday I posted about my sugar and flour FREE oatmeal cookies, and today I went to lunch with a friend who surprised me with a half sheet birthday cake about three weeks early.

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What is up with that?

Of course I had to have a piece, but I kept it teeny-tiny and then took the cake back to the office to be enjoyed by the minions there. I didn’t get a picture of it until after it’d already been cut into.

My friend does such an awesome job decorating cakes, and this one she made from scratch.  We are both trying to slim down, and she knows I try to avoid the processed stuff, so the cake part of this cake is all home-made.  Yum!

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Look at that detail!  She is all flowers and lace, and pink everything. Me, not so much, but it sure does look pretty, doesn’t it?

She brought me flowers too, and a beautiful card!


I have the best friends a gal could have!!!  Just call me Lucky Lori!

When have  you been surprised by a friend, in a totally awesome way?  When have you surprised someone else, and what did that surprise include?


Flowers on a Monday!



When the florist drove up to make a delivery today, I thought it was probably for my co-worker.  She shared this morning that she might have blown the engine on her vehicle over the weekend. She still owes money on it. I felt sorry for her, and thought her flat mate may have had the flowers sent to help alleviate the sting of that notice from the garage.


The flowers were for me. 

How nice, and unexpected, and ANONYMOUS!

Oh, someone is up to something, and I have to say I like it.  🙂

I love tulips, but not everyone knows that, so this “special friend” must be someone close to me.  I have my suspicions who it is, but no confirmation yet.

How nice.  I usually don’t like surprises, but these kinds are always welcome.

Feeling humbled, thankful, and appreciated this morning–and it’s only Monday! Where might this week lead?!

Thank you, Anonymous and very Special Friend!  I love them!  You Rock!!!!