It’s warm out side but snowing in my house. Narnia?
This has been a solitary and introspective and perfect few days. It was cold, and I felt nature was playing a cruel joke on us. I wanted to build my little garden and drink iced tea in the sun.
Instead, I had a placid indoor sort of weekend. I took long runs and longer baths. I lingered in the stacks of my favorite bookstore, thumbing through the yellowed pages of mycology texts, and leaving with the perfect 1950s Canadian mushroom text and a slew of other things.
I made toast on the stove and at it in bed with the biggest mug of coffee. And I’ll read more, and run more, and cook more today.
Sometimes, nothing is better than being utterly alone.
I celebrated my birthday this past weekend with a dinner Friday night, house warming/birthday party Saturday, and spent Sunday recovering and watching Space Jam.
Here’s a round-up of some of the top-notch gifts I received this year.
Detroit Decanter and Glass set from City Bird
When we visited Frankenmuth last weekend, we of course knew about the Frankenmuth Brewery, Zehnder’s famous fried chicken, and the giant year-round Christmas store Bronner’s. What we hadn’t been to before though was the Lager Mill and the Frankenmuth Hisotrical Museum.
Lager Mill is not just a beer store, but also a brewing museum with lots of old milling equipment, info on the brewing history in Frankenmuth, and a huge German beer glass selection.
The Frankenmuth Historical Museum was another great find, especially considering the $2 admission to the brewing museum also included admission to the historical museum.
We usually try to take a small trip every winter, but between moving and Mary starting a new job, it just didn’t happen this year.
Now that we’re finally about settled, we took an early spring trip to Frankenmuth, America’s little Bavaria. Since Frankenmuth is only a little over an hour away and has multiple breweries, it seemed like the perfect weekend retreat.
We loaded up our bikes only to have a chilly, overcast weekend, but we still had a great time walking around downtown and enjoying the alpine architecture and scenery.