One of my very bestest friends at work, Diane, is leaving me. She’s one of the ladies I used to share an office space with (before we were all separated back in April). But now it’s worse. You see, she’s not just leaving the company.
She’s moving. To Virginia.
Today was the first in a series of goodbyes to her. Another coworker hosted a party at her house to send off Diane and her husband. The guest list was basically a large list of coworkers that she was semi-close to… so not just the closest friends, but not everybody, either. Tomorrow, during work hours, there will be the everybody goodbye party (since tomorrow is Di’s last day). Then, next week, us 5-6 closest girls are getting together for one last lunch before the actual move. Now THAT is going to be when it gets REALLY sad.
But I’m not going to think about that right now.
When I heard we’d be throwing a little goodbye bash for Diane, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I had been planning to make them for her at some point anyway, but this gave me the perfect excuse to stop procrastinating.
I wanted to make her some sugar cookies cutout into the shape of one of her favorite things–shoes. And I wanted to make them super girly, just like my lil’ Di. So… pink and purple, then!
I outlined and filled in with pink or purple icing, then while it was still wet, squeezed little polka dots of the opposite color onto each cookie. Once they dried a bit, I finished off each one with little sprinkles that I happened to have on hand from Christmas cookies. I thought the sprinkles really completed them.
I pretty much threw the icing on these last night (since I waited until the last minute!), so it’s not my neatest icing job ever, but I was pretty happy with how they came out.
And well, they were a hit at the party, and perfect for our guest of honor. People keep telling me I’m Martha Stewart… I don’t know whether to take it as a compliment or an insult. (KIDDING. I know they mean it as a compliment. I’m flattered.)
I was happy to do these for my dear friend. I’m absolutely going to miss her and am sort of still in denial that she’s leaving. :(
But she should keep her eyes on the mail in the coming months. I just may come up with some other fabulous cookies to send in a care package…
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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