One of the fun things about my birthday is that I share it with Dr. Seuss/Theodore Geisl.
This year my birthday was marked by some additional lovely things.
Sweet Teen took me to lunch at the Swiss Alps Bakery and Cafe. I've been wanting to go there since it opened, but we are so seldom in Albuquerque together at a time when we can go to lunch. We had high expectations, for before there was a Swiss Alps Bakery and Cafe, there was a Swiss Alps Bakery, and on rare occasions during warmer months of the year we would sometimes be fortunate enough to find the Baker at farmer's markets. There were no disappointments about our lunch at the Cafe. Well, that's not quite accurate. Sweet Teen tasted the chocolate covered rum ball I selected for dessert and made the most horrible face I have seen since she was a preschooler. I wish I'd managed to take a picture of that face. She says if she'd ever had any interest in consuming an alcoholic substance, it's definitely gone now!
Harriet also made the tiny tote in the first picture--it's the perfect size for a sock project--although at the moment it's quite happy cuddling my meadow blossom shawl-in-progress.
The magazines below are self-gifted. I felt they would be perfect to flip through while enjoying a cup, or a pot, of tea. I've flipped through one, and hope to get to the others very soon!
Of course, in those days, those 28+ subscriptions undoubtedly cost less than three or four magazine subscriptions today. I hope to at least look at every page in these beautiful publications within the next week. Think I can manage it?