I kicked the successful mission celebration off by bringing a 4 layer pumpkin torte with caramel and candied pecans to work. I think my kids set a land speed eating record; I had the cleaned plate back in about 60 minutes! It got 15 sets of thumbs up!
I was amazed at all of the online, mailed and spoken wishes through out the day and was touched by the gifts. Friends Rob and Joey remembered a story I told them about the wee Wade Wimsey hedgehog, that my grandmother got in a box of Red Rose Tea, and how I loved it when I was little and they gave me one of my very own! I cried. Don't tell them though.
I went to Knit Night at The Ear and they were having their 10th anniversary bash so there were tons of people, and most importantly wine and cake, so the celebration continued. Friend Jen finished the hobby horse that she was making her daughter's birthday next week. The head is basically and large hand knit sock and it's on a dowel. Clever no? The picture is great but in real life it's ADORABLE. Any more wine and I may have given it a spin or two around the block!When I got home in the wee hours, this beautiful bouquet was waiting on my doorstep. My upstairs neighbors, Mikes One and Two, dropped them by. I cried again. Don't tell them either.
Then we climbed to the top and walked the path along the edge.
And looked down on the beautiful views.
Perfect weather, the woods, the water, and dear friends....it was an AMAZING day. I can't think of a better way to begin my 46th mission. My you all be as blessed...