“I made you something for the New Year holidays – I know you’re far from friends and family at this time. I thought this might be a nice surprise”
“what… IS… that?
“ well, it’s not exactly a carrot pie, and it’s not exactly a carrot cake… I suppose you could call it a carrot cake pie “
“a carrot cake… PIE?
“YES!!… Do you like it?
… Well? What do you think?”
I knew at once exactly what to say. The perfect little gift to make me feel grateful and glad
A carrot cake pie, eh? Well. Yes, I love it! Thank you! Happy new year to you too!”