Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ice and Snow and 49

My birthday arrived with ice and cold. This is why, growing up in upstate New York, we had "winter break" always during Presidents' Day week. Somebody smart knew that it was better all around to head to Florida for a week in midwinter.

But I am loving this birthday week here, when everything is cancelled. No classes, no church, no swimming. Nowhere to go except snuggled under a blanket, puttering around in the kitchen, playing games with my kids.

I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present than an unexpectedly quiet day, dinner with my family, the most beautiful words in a card from my daughter, and chocolate cake with very thick icing.

This is the kind of February I like.

Well, for a few days anyway. And then those daffodils can bravely attempt another blooming.


  1. Happy Birthday sweet friend. Je t'adore.

  2. Happy birthday to you....


  3. Happy (late) birthday :) I've never left a comment before, but I read your blog often!

  4. Awwww, Happy (late) Birthday! My birthday last year was quiet and lovely too. I'm glad you enjoyed yours!


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