There’s A Big Smile Plastered On My Face…

Yesterday was an incredible day from start to finish.  I woke up in our nation’s capital.  The sun was shining brightly, and I had so much fun that I can’t even share it all here.  I had sushi for lunch and skipped the cupcake.  Don’t worry though…There are cupcakes in my future, and I’m not-so-secretly hoping that my NYC cupcake fairy makes an appearance this weekend too.

While I was enjoying what was already a special day, I received a video message from my niece who woke up and reminded her mom that it was my birthday. (She’s three. How cool is that?!)  She insisted that they make cupcakes; the kid is already indoctrinated with her auntie’s love of cupcakes. (Thankfully, she doesn’t seem to love them as much as I do.) She called to ask me what time I’d be there.  Sigh…  I explained that I would visit her soon though not today, and we had a fantastic chat before she sent me the best video message ever.


I also received an incredible message from my friends from the Great North.  Seriously…Tara and Meegan made me smile huge!  I wish I knew how to embed their video, but since I don’t check it out here!

I received lots of love from my family and friends all day, and I was reminded that I have countless reasons to be thankful for my life and the people in it.

Now it’s Friday, and I’m headed to New York.  I should reach my old stomping grounds this afternoon.  I’m looking forward to the stellar weekend with friends that I mentioned in a previous post, and it’s so nice to know that ‘the suit’ will give me his cupcake if I want it.  (I’ll get my own, but it’s still good to know. hehe)

It will be interesting to see how I feel about food this weekend.  Recently I blogged about how I don’t have a desire to overeat when I’m around him. Was that a fluke, or is he the magic cure?  I suppose we’ll find out soon.

My birthday was fantastic this year, and I still have an incredible weekend to look forward to.  If I weren’t me, I’d be jealous of me today. :)  I’m thankful for all of the people who love me and care about me who go through the trouble of making me feel special often, especially yesterday.  I love you too. xxoo

I had a great day and a great workout, and I’m looking forward to spending the weekend in my favorite place with most of my favorite people.  Until Monday, Friends…



And this week’s Kenlie’s Cook At Home with Calphalon Challenge grand prize winner is Joelle! Congrats, Joelle!  Enjoy your new 7 qt. Digital Slow Cooker and Calphalon Unison 8″ and 10″ Omelet Pan Set!  Look for an e-mail from me to claim your prize.  Thanks to everyone who participated, and thank you, Calphalon!  Let’s do it again soon!

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