On the heels of Monday’s “Let someone know you love them” challenge- I issue another.
I’ve been a bit of a mess for two days since Katie died. Not being able to fall asleep, having nightmares when I do, just going through the motions during the day.
Then I get a phone call yesterday morning from my friend Peter, who’s like the big brother I always wanted but my parents never gave me because I was the firstborn child and we don’t own a time machine. I immediately think something’s wrong because we NEVER call each other- we’re texters. So this is how it goes:
Me: Are you ok?
Peter: Yeah, I’m fine. You’re not going to believe this, but that actress Reese whatsherface just got stabbed in front of my building!
Me: Oh my God- Reese Witherspoon?
Peter: No- WITH A KNIFE!
And then he giggled for about 3 minutes like a six year old girl. Mind you, he’s FORTY.
I hadn’t been pranked called in maybe 15 years - but it made me smile a mile wide, and made yesterday bearable. Why not steal that joke and call someone who needs to smile, or just needs to feel like a kid again?
You could surprise someone with a cupcake, too, because I’ve been told that also makes people feel like a kid again. Unless that person’s childhood was filled with shredded wheat, raisins and cod liver oil. Then you should get that person two cupcakes to make it up to them.
Clockwise from front: Abuelita, Banana Nutella, Chocolate Caramel Pretzel, Bellini
Abuelita: Mexican chocolate cake, cajeta buttercream, ground Abuelita chocolate
Banana Nutella: Banana cake, Nutella buttercream, banana hazelnut praline
Chocolate Caramel Pretzel: Chocolate cake, salted caramel buttercream, crushed pretzels, caramel & ganache drizzles
Bellini: Champagne cake, peach buttercream, champagne simmered peaches