Well, it was my birthday. And this is what it looked like. I got a basket of love from friends at the Division. Along with a Passion Fruit Easter Egg.
In the morning, a birthday present also arrived from Mexico, Juan. He's the new volunteer for the Adventist Volunteers Services office. I think he'll be doing web design? Eh, who cares, he brought me candy.
I then spent a few hours with my friend Rita shelling (?) roasted peanuts for a fabulous Brazilian dessert that we took to my "surprise" party.
My cake was much more than wonderful. Susan made it and it's beyond description. And yes, I chose the wonderful "24" candles myself.
After small group vespers, I was "surprised" with a party containing lots of wonderful food. They even did their best to sing to me in English. It was a noble effort.
Oh, and to top it all off... my small group gave me $75 to buy a new pair of shoes. Hello guilty pleasure.