Monday, April 9, 2012
I love this time of year. Easter, the anticipation of summer, my birthday in a couple weeks. I think April is the best month for birthdays. The earth is blooming after months of cold and slumber, and there's the promise of warm weather and being outdoors. But, that's just my opinion. I'm sure you could make a case for whatever month happens to be your birthday. Can you?
This afternoon, Dan and I found a new coffee shop. It's in an old brick building on the corner of a busy Main Street in olde town. Located at garden level, we sat at our table and watched people's feet and shopping bags go by through the windows. As we arrived and were rounding the corner of the block to go inside, I peeked in the window and saw the kitchen. There were stacks of spring form pans . . . cheesecake! Sure enough, they make their own pastries and pies. We bought a boxful of key lime tarts for dessert tonight. We've been spoiled rotten the past two weeks, as my Auntie Ann is learning to cook, and we are treated to new recipes and delicious suppers on a regular basis.
I saw the doctor last week and will continue to use crutches for a while. It seems like a lot of fuss over a toe. The surgery I had was for hallux (big toe) limitus (won't bend very far). I had the same surgery on my left foot 10 years ago. It was a complete success, as I know this will be, I just have to be patient. However, ten years ago, I was only too glad to put my feet up for a while. My kids were 12, 8 and 4. It was February, so staying inside and reading books was a wonderful escape. Now, I'm chomping at the bit to get outside, work in my garden, paint something!
If there were a point to this post, I've forgotten what it was.
Over the weekend, I finished reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I know, it's been on my sidebar for over a month now. I started it, put it down to read something else, and then read it without stopping for the next few nights. A wonderful story, one of those that you just want to continue on and on. I wonder what happened to Francie after she left Brooklyn to go to college? I like to imagine all the possibilities of what her life became.
Dan and I are taking a road trip in a few days. I'll be back later in the week with photos and updates.