Yesterday was my birthday and I am so grateful for my friends who sent well wishes and funny texts throughout the day. I also received two really special gifts. My hubby surprised me with this painting by Gail Sloan that I've been eyeing for over a year in a local gallery. The other surprise was from a dear friend who presented me with the Collin County Junior League cookbook Lone Star to Five Star. I can't wait to dive in because no less than three people stopped us and commented on the cookbook as we were strolling around after dinner.