When I arrived to my office this afternoon, there was a wrapped present and a card sitting on my desk.
My friend Jen had found "Octopus" soap when she was in England, and she's been holding onto it until my birthday because she knew I would love it.
And I love it.
I think the box is too pretty to open, so we'll see how desperate I'm am to clean myself as to whether or not I'll use it for its intended purposes. But the surprise, the thought, and the sweet card made it such a joyful moment! I'm so grateful to Jen for all of her thoughtfulness and her friendship (fun fact: she was my first friend in RI who went to the beach with me!)
Also today: the joy of meeting Sarah for lunch at Amy's Place. [the latter is a restaurant, not another person's house]. Both the food and the company are always my favorite, even when I end up crying in my hashbrowns :)