Last week seems already so far away. We have rolled on through this one nearly, and friends IT IS STILL WINTER in Cleveland. We've enjoyed continued arctic temperatures, and still more snow, and despite the relentless winter -- it was birthday week, so there was plenty of celebrating to warm things up some.
And good gracious, Team Craun is officially birthday-ed out until next December.
This week gave way to March, and the promise of an eventual Spring, regardless of the current forecast. The days are growing longer, and the bird songs are markedly picking up every morning. This week's photos are a bit of mash up, a lot of them a fleeting glimpse backwards on a moment seemingly passing too quickly. As time does, relentlessly.
So here it is, almost an entire week late, the ninth week of 2014:
|Yesterday's birthday balloons slowly deflating and giving way under the weight of paper tassels.|
|I play this game of balancing on our kitchen scale all the time, though I could use a container and adjust the tare, there is something wildly exhilarating about mastering the teetering pile.|
|Baked my birthday cake, forgot to buy the candles. Good thing my family is good at silly math.|
|My birthday coat. AT LONG LAST. And the dangling cord of some brightly yellow mittens. Good to be warm.|
|Our bed, and the luxurious light and piling on of quilts and blankets. This was a birthday quilt [year's previous] from my awesomely talented sister.|
|The worn and stamped floor of a local coffee shop that we stepped into to warm up on market morning.|
|A collection of things on my narrow kitchen shelf. A Valentine, a sweetly child-made ceramic dish and two decorator tips. Life is lived here.|