Jack made me this birthday card. I love it! Despite the day-long deluge and tornado watch

Jack made me this birthday card. I love it!

Despite the day-long deluge and tornado watch, today has been so lovely, and I feel extraordinarily grateful for the wonderful friends and family in my life.

My dear friend, C.T-A., despite having met me less than a year ago, obviously knows me so well and gave me two incredibly gorgeous, inspiring cookbooks. One focuses on cooking with whole grains and the other is a vegetarian tome that even Tom, Mr. Red Meat, couldn’t pry himself away from. C, how did you find these? Cooking from them will commence tomorrow! And, KKE, the flowers! Mamma Mia. GC, the wine! My darling husband, the earrings, and my darling Jack, this card. All of you, the messages and thoughts. It’s not about the things, people, it’s about how thoughtful and generous of mind and spirit you all are. I am so appreciative. Thank you!