My Friday was filled with Zoom-lecturing for 5 different blocks from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, some research, and three different surprises.
Thursday morning during my coffee chat with my son in London, the topic somehow turned to me describing my designated job as my Grandma Donna’s su chef, placing the chocolate Hershey kisses into the cookies as they came out of the oven.
Friday morning in my first Zoom lecture I, again, described the cookie-kiss story.
During my break, the UPS delivery arrived and there were some gifts in my delivery bin on the front porch.
Gift No. 1: my friend and student-mom, Linda Utt, had left me a number of baked goods and the cookie plate included cookies with Hershey kisses! Thank you, Linda!
Gift No. 2: Another friend and student-mom, Karen McLain, sent her delicious fudge (it should be classified “world famous”) and a cardinal light in remembrance of my mother and my ever present cardinals on Shroyer Road. Thank you, Karen!
Ironically, Linda and Karen were grabbing some golf time in Friday’s beautiful weather.
Gift No. 3: My aunt, Jenny Jolliff, sent me a really nice air-fryer! I’d been tinkering around about getting one and had mentioned on Facebook that I was never comfortable cooking with grease. I am eager to try it out, tomorrow. Thank you, so much, Aunt Jenny!
My day was filled with some wonderful Zoom lecturing and the arrival of three meaningful gifts!
Lou Gehrig wasn’t the only “luckiest man on the face of the earth.”