I returned home this late afternoon after living like a single person for 2.5 days. It was surreal, an alternate reality. Quiet.
Arriving in Cleveland you can see the city skyline. I first went to Phoenix Coffee to meet Kim and get some work done for the fall semester. The red crushed velvet couch is in the shop that she manages and I love it. She took a picture of it because I asked. 🙂 That evening after a tasty meal cooked by Craig we lounged on the front porch, knitting, talking, and having cocktails. Moving around wasn’t much of an option because it was so hot. The next day they took me out for lunch and dinner. Both meals were fantastic. Sushi, curry, and thai for lunch, then a tour through some of the historic and affluent neighborhoods of Cleveland. The houses were amazing in architecture and size. We also drove through this beautiful cultural garden which I hope to see more of in the future. For dinner we ate lots of fried dill pickles and other tasty appetizers, then had some of the best veggie burgers I’ve ever had. Seriously. Oh, and I sewed while I was there, too. And got to talk and laugh and eat and workout and sweat and just be.
Kim and Craig, thank you for your gracious hospitality and adding to my waistline with such delectable food. Much love to you both.