Yesterday I sat down for my first meal of the day at 2 pm. No snacking, no nibbling, nothing. I was so incredibly full from all the delicious food made for me the day before that I couldn't eat a thing.
It was delightful.
My friends hosted a birthday lunch for me and it was AWE.SOME. Megan and Lindsay worked their tails off in the kitchen and made a fantastic feast of homemade wontons, Dan Dan Noodles, and Garlic Pea Pod Chicken. Tiffani rounded out the meal with one of the best homemade carrot cakes I've ever tasted. I happily sat on the couch and felt the love of my dear friends who went above and beyond to make my day special. They blew me away.
In addition to the amazing food, Sonya wrote me a list of "34 Reasons Why She Loves Karen" and it cracked me up. The perfect combination of sentimental and hilarious. I will always cherish that. And my dear husband, who had taken the day off knowing that the best gift of all for me was his time, happily sat among 11 women and loved every minute.
I honestly don't know what I've done to deserve such amazing friends, but I will bask in your warmth and love as long as you'll have me. I am so touched by each of you, your example and influence, and often feel part of a secret club where I can go and fill myself so I can go about my life. I adore each of you and thank you so much. Thirty-four is off to an amazing start!