The phrase “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” has crossed my mind several times this last week. As I write, the wind is whipping, and there is a lightning show illuminating the city in front of me. We’ve had some serious winds, warm temps, then a dusting of snow, then warm temps…you get the idea. And so that phrase about March and April that so many of us grew up learning is ringing true. (Let’s hope April is lamb-like)….
Pies, Cakes, & Tarts
This last weekend it was as if someone waved a magic wand and spring magically appeared. 70 degrees in February for a few days was absolutely glorious. And now it’s cold again. But, you guys, spring is coming.
Besides the potential changing of seasons, this week marks two years in this space! I had to go back and make sure that was correct – time has seemed to have flown in light years and cookies. The first year of this little blog’s life had sporadic posts as I documented those recipes that helped me in the learning process of baking gluten-free. The more success in the kitchen I had, the more time I wanted to devote to this space. Gluten-free baking can be good!! (This is what I want to yell from the rooftops sometimes)….
Today’s post is part of a virtual baby shower in celebration of fellow blogger, Sarah of Snixy Kitchen. Sarah and her husband Lucas are expecting their first baby girl very soon, and to celebrate, several lovely bloggers have come together to cook up some recipes with some of Sarah’s favorite things: sweets and cheese!…
Our week got off to a rather unusual start. My husband, in one wrong move off the curb, broke his foot. We spent Sunday night in the ER with my family that rushed to help me get him there. And thank goodness for them, for as I, the healthy one with no broken foot, was a total wreck.
But my mom, taking note of her freaked out introverted daughter, chatted away with the nurses, x-ray technicians, and doctors that would swoop in and out, making friends with them all. It reminded me of the movie While You Were Sleeping (one of my favorites), and I promptly started making a mental list of the holiday movies we could watch while Heath is recuperating. …
I’m going to keep this post short and sweet as it has been one of those weeks where I am not quite sure how we got to Friday. I flew to New York City last night for work and, after much delay on the runway, finally arrived at the hotel around 3 am. With a sleepless end to the week, I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see the weekend….
A couple things of note happened in the last week or so. First, and I’m sorry for again talking baseball, but the Royals won the World Series (!!) and the parade to celebrate ended up being something our city has never seen. Estimates have it that close to 800,000 people made it to downtown Kansas City that day. The old, industrial loft space that we bought this summer and have slowly been renovating sits right in the midst of where it all went down. Watching the masses make their way toward the parade route was a sight in itself. An unofficial holiday, school districts closed and business shut down for the afternoon. Somewhat reminiscent of scenes from The Walking Dead, cars were eventually left on the shoulders of the highway, in green spaces, and perched on curbs.
It was crazy and wonderful and ridiculous. It was peaceful. It was family-friendly. It was community at its best. And I think if you ask anyone here, they’d tell you that was the real celebration….