Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday Foto Fun - A Kind of a Yawn....

Another Friday rolled around, way too fast I might add, and Catherine and I were off for another Friday adventure.  It was a grey, cool, and breezy day so Catherine suggested we stay close by buildings in case it started raining.  Good idea.  We travelled to a suburb fairly close-by, but one we rarely ever visit.  The last time I was there was the morning of 9/11.  My husband had an appointment with an audiologist (fancy name for an ear specialist) because he was pretty darn near deaf.  I know many of you say your husbands are deaf because they never seem to hear anything they don't want to hear....right?  But, trust me, Gary was deaf!!  The kinda deaf that when he turned the blinker's on in his truck to turn right or left, they are still blinking blocks later.  Or the kinda deaf when the salesman at the Sporting Goods store where Gary bought his golf clubs, asks if he would like to try a sand wedge, Gary replies, "no thanks, my wife is fixing sandwiches at home."  That's the kinda deaf I am talking about.  Anyway, that is the last time I was there until yesterday.

We parked right next to their local farmer's market and picked up some fresh corn and pretzel bread.  Have you ever had pretzel bread?  Not sure why they call it that, but it is a bit salty and really tasty.  The corn we purchased is famous around here.  It is a special hybrid that is immediately after picking gets dipped in cold water and then off to refrig it.  It stops the starchiness from developing thus resulting in a lip-smacking-butter-dripping  best corn-on-the-cob you have EVER eaten.  You only cook it for 1 1/2 - 3 minutes in the microwave, you can even eat it raw, it is that good. 

After the Farmer's Market we began wandering thru the streets and shops.  It happened to be "early dismissal" day at the local school, so the town was swarming with young teens.  The shop owners would cringe when a bevy of young things would pile in with their huge book bags and back packs just ready to destroy a display at any moment with one quick swing around. 

The shop-keepers were busy decorating and preparing for the next big holiday...."HALLOWEEN".  I think these little characters are just too funny.  They have these winsome little faces and skinny legs.  I have a small collection myself and it was really hard to resist buying more.  But...since I purchased a Vera Bradley lap-top bag in this same shop, I resisted the temptation.  (PS I did get it on sale) 

As we walked there was definitely signs that Fall is settling in quickly.  Mother Nature has already begun painting the leaves those glorious fall colors.  After walking awhile longer, we stopped for a hearty lunch and then decided it was time to end our visit.  It was such a grey day, that I think it put us both in kinda of a grey mood.  Catherine wanted to stop at Dick Blick's, an art store,  to check out some canvas papers so off we went.

Art stores are so full of color....

This was the young thing that helped Catherine with her ideas for painting over a photograph printed on canvas.  She sure did know her stuff...knew exactly what products to use, what papers to use....right helpful she was.   And what an interesting face.  She obliged me by letting me take her picture, in fact she was quite a willing model even tho I told her I was just an amateur photographer.  Doesn't that thing hanging on her lip look like it hurts?? 

Even-tho it was sort of a yawn day, nothing too exciting, it was pleasant.  We need pleasant days to balance out the "out-of-this-world" kinda days with "boy, am I glad this day is over" kinda days. 

"It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.  Never mistake activity for achievement."  ~  Mabel Newcomber

Until next time.......


  1. Literally lol-ing over your "sand wedge" example!

  2. I love to read your post, always full of good humor. It makes my day.

  3. Dear Deanna, I love/admire your honesty, your humor, your ability to get strangers to model for you, your storytelling and your photos. xo, Becky

  4. I think my heart just skipped a beat when you mention Dick Blick.. I have a think for craft supplies.. All those wonderful colors.. You capture them perfectly.. Hope you have a happy Day!!!

    Hugs, Linda


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