First a little background for you. Nearly every Easter, I either buy an Easter flower (hyacinth, lily, tulip, etc.) for our table, or someone gives us one. When it has lived it's life indoors as a potted plant, I take the bulb and plant it in our garden, always hopeful that the next year, it will come back and we can enjoy it again. At this point, we should have a pretty full patch o' spring flowers in the garden.
True, one year, a hyacinth grew, and was really healthy while it lasted. Then nothing for years. So imagine my puzzlement a week or so ago, when I was outside, and noticed some really long, leafy plant, growing out of the ground cover! I then recalled that about three years ago, I planted a lily bulb. And lo and behold:
The back of the package is hilarious - there is a student is writing all over the blackboard: "I am personally responsible for the sins of the world" - perfect!
A copy of Warren Brown's book Cake Love, inscribed to us! Amanda had called to tell me when she and her husband Patrick went to the booksigning, that it was really fun, and they ended up talking to him for a really long time, and that he was so friendly, etc. So I knew she had gone to get one of the books, but really was not expecting her to get one to send to us as well, so it was a great surprise.
Plus, it's all about CAKE. Throw in something shiny I've reached nirvana. (Not to mention that Warren Brown is pretty cute. So even if you don't want to bake a cake, you can just enjoy the cover. Yep. Win-win ...)
Now I must go lie down - all the excitement, you know ... and tomorrow is Friday!