I had the loveliest afternoon imaginable yesterday! Bonne Marie hosted a baby shower for me in her beautiful pad, to which most of the core of the KIP crowd came. It was such a relaxed and fun group. I had a wonderful time. Thank you, Elizabeth, Carolyn, Michelle, Corinne, Rachel, Heidi, and Monica (in absentia). All the gifts were so sweet and fun, and the food was delicious. The host-chef roasted a turkey breast to perfection, Pim's cups were enjoyed (vicariously by me, but I'm eager for the next special occasion!), the freshest-tasting guac ever made was consumed, an amazing coffee cake and a fantastic cheesecake were scarfed and -- I'm forgetting things; forgive me! But be assured that I ate so much there that I skipped dinner! And just hanging out with you guys on an otherwise gloomy Sunday was such a treat.
More to come, but a huge thanks again to Bonne Marie and all involved. I really did feel like a queen (mother) for a day. Which reminds me -- a special thank-you to Rachel, who, on the ride home, reminded me that I was still wearing my tiara. Since I had to leave the shower slightly early to get to an unexpected work requirement, she almost certainly saved me from wearing a silver plastic tiara into my place of employment!!