My VP brought back a king cake from Carnival for each of the offices, and we ate ours last week in the conference room. Green, yellow, and purple were splashed across the icing with sprinkles to top the whole thing off. There was so much left over, my boss packed a large piece for David and me. “Enjoy this with David,” it said, with a heart drawn around it. Hmm…could there be a surprise in there for us? There was. Originally, the bean in the cake symbolized Jesus. More recent traditions differ; it was announced at the conference table that whoever finds the baby in her piece will be the next one to become pregnant (or, in our case, to receive a baby).
Well wishes from the office and a wish to carry into Lent.