When I arrived home from work today, Kaia and Dana had bought me a few plants. I've said countless times that I don't want cut flowers, I want plants. I can't stand throwing away flowers once they die. Especially when they are lovely. So I was thrilled with the hot pink cyclamen and the miniature pink rose.
I told Dana that I love the cyclamen he picked out, and I will try very hard to not kill this one. It is one of the few plants I've been completely unsuccessful with. Part of that is, if I'm out of the office, I can't guarantee that the water is being checked. I've officially killed 2 of these. One was from my Grandma's funeral, and I was out of town, and came back to work (prior office) to find most of my plants dead. The second was a gift from a former secret prayer partner. I loved it! I worked hard to take care of it, and my co-worker made sure to water it too, yet it still died. So we'll try again with this one.
Speaking of my Grandma, my aunt and uncle stopped by tonight with my gifts, since they are unable to attend the dinner on Saturday. My mom said this morning that I was going to love my gift from Nana. She was right!
This cookbook of hers is exactly as Grandma Sarah left it. Recipes tucked in the front cover, the back cover, and all in between. Hand-written notes on the pages.
Nana told me that these angels were my grandma's cookie cutters. She didn't have an angel cutter, so she made these, and used a knife to cut the cookie dough!
I "remember" this cookbook, mostly in the way that it is familiar. I saw the tabs, and the cover, and knew that I had seen it. I can picture it on her kitchen counter-top. I'm so excited to have this, and so thankful I received it!
They also brought me this autographed copy of devotionals. I'm looking forward to the reading.
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