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Saturday, July 22, 2017

This and That

Some highlights of my week...

Last Friday our family and friends got together at Cool Creek Park in Westfield, IN to attend a Polka Boys Concert.
Dad and my bro
We go every year and always have a great time!
Our cousin Vickie and Sister Theresa and me

Mom, Dad, Sis, me, Bro

Me and my Shug
My faux' niece Lexi, my real nieces Taylor and Sarah.

 The next morning I donned my Birks, my hippie bag (which I got in Mexico) and went to the Farmers Market (I'm not this skinny, it was just taken at a great angle.  I wish I was though!)
 I love the Farmer's Market but I never know what to buy.  I bake, we have a garden, we get beef from a neighbor who raises cows...
  A lupine plant!  SOLD! 
Have you ever read the book Miss Rumphius? 
Well it's won awards.  It's a childrens book about a lady who lives in a cottage by the sea and she wants to make the world a better place so she plants lupine seeds everywhere she goes. 
I've decided to be like Miss Rumphius!  I planted lupine seeds this year and I have teeny tiny plants.  Don't you think the leaves look tropical.
When I saw this older plant, I decided it was what I needed.
I think I'll go back to the market today if I can get there before the rain. (yes again)
Ok so I got off on a rabbit trail there.....
back to the Farmer's Market. 
I left the market and on the way back to the car I saw this!!! 
At a church! 
So many things I could have bought, but this was all I came home with.  I had seen a craft that could be done with these.  And even if I don't do the craft, we use these all the time under our furniture. 
I am in the process of getting rid of stuff, so I have to be very careful of what I come home with.
(anyone need any purses?  I have a bunch....)

When I got home, I was in the kitchen and when I looked out the window I saw this beauty having lunch in my Shug's garden!  I was thinking maybe I should have bought some tomatoes at the Farmer's Market!!!

Saturday evening we went to the fair and there was hardly anyone there. 
 Every year I weave a rug at the fair.  Our spinning group runs one of the cabins in the pioneer village.
 But this year I didn't make it.  We had a lot of rain and they even closed the fair early one night. 
My Shug and I went on a date on this evening.

The fair was very empty which surprised me.  It was the last night and the weather was perfect. 

I felt sorry for the vendors as we walked right up to whatever we wanted...
no lines.  Not even for the elephant ears! 

I think our fair has one of the best pioneer villages around.  This year they added a jail

and an apothecary.

On Monday evening these ladies came over for a visit.  I haven't seen the one in the orange shirt for 20 years!  She lived with the family across the street from us, during her and my senior year in high school.  She became a very good friend to me.  And the family across the street from us, growing up, happen to include the two ladies on the right.  The one in the back was my best friend growing up.  She moved away, and is now back.  I hope we get to visit more often.  The one in the orange shirt....well I reckon I'll have to go to Mexico to visit her!  Maybe in February......

So that was some of the highlights of my week and I have to say I enjoyed every bit of it. 

What fun stuff did you do this week?



  1. I do know Miss Rumphius, use to read her to my class, so enjoy your lupines.. Shame about the fair. We haven't been to one in years.
    How great to meet up with old friends.

  2. Cindy, You sure keep busy. I love that you and Shug have date nights. It's kind of sad about the fairs. I think rain and excessive heat keeps lots of people away. I know I just don't go any more..can not remember my last one and when I was a kid, I would have thought I was in heaven to get to go to one. ...cause we never did. Cute picture of you and your friends. Blessings to you sweet girl, xoxo, Susie

  3. Lovely highlights from your week. The pioneer village looks really interesting, it is good that they are adding more displays isn't it.

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