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Unexpected

OK, I should qualify this post.  I have been fighting a migraine for past few days. So if something makes me smile during the pain, I will try to acknowledge it. But have been trying to look for the small things, gratitude and all that jazz. However, this post certainly not life changing.

Yesterday I baked a cake for an event and used the classic cake tester–a toothpick–from a crumpling, half-empty box.  (We don’t make a lot of cakes or pick a lot of teeth. I think I have bought two boxes in my adult life.)  Resolving to keep said toothpicks in place, I removed them from the old box and put them in a glass to corral them. When I went to put them away later, much later. I saw a delightful star.  Admittedly, I was very tired, but thought “Hey, that’s a little surprise.”

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Pretty darn simple, but again it unexpectedly made me smile.   Go toothpicks!

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Should also be grateful that the bundt cake emptied from the detailed pan intact.  It is usually a 50/50 outcome.

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