While I have baked something delicious lately, I will post about the chocolate-peanut-butter-Resee's-cupcakes-of-deliciousness later. By the way....happy birthday SHOUT OUT to Raluca, Emily, Edgybeth, and Jen. There have been on obscene number of birthdays in the fast few days. Am I complaining? Not at all.
So this post isn't about cupcakes, nor yummy bread, nor chocolate, nor turkey a la king - bear with me on the a la king, I've felt spaced out for the past few days, people.
This post is about my cousin. It's about how awesome she is, funny she is, level-headed yet teenage-y, down to earth she is, truthful she is, and how proud I am of her. It's about how she's the closest thing I have to a sister and how much I love her. Even though she is six years younger than me, she is wise. And though she is wise, she speaks her mind with frankness and fervor. And she has a wonderful mind that can think pretty damn well. She is motivating, inspiring, and a hard-worker. Actually, she is one of the hardest workers I have ever known. She lives and loves with a passion and has this infectious zest for life.
So, Marianne, I am honored to be your cousin, confidante, fellow giggly-gossiper, pseudo-sistah, and friend. I love learning from you, and I hope I have taught you some important things, as well. You rock, girlfriend.