Saturday, October 27, 2007

Grinning from Ear to Ear!

It all started early this Saturday morning... 

I have been wanting to go to our local produce market for some time now; with working the summer school program and now that the regular school year has started, I rarely get to go. The newspaper printed that it ends November 1st; I was so bummed.. I thought to myself, 'How did I let all this season go by without going to it but only a couple of times.' I decided when I read the last market date in the newspaper, 'Come hail or high water, I was going to the two that were left.' I jumped into the shower, threw some clothes on, grabbed my camera and purse; I was on my way. The paper said it was going to be 82 degrees today; the air was a little crisp, with a light wind. I parked my car, and took a deep breath. Ahh joy!

Immediately my face broke into a smile; apparently with it being the last weekend before Halloween, there was going to be a parade of little ones all dressed up in their costumes. It was like a scene from a movie; there were beautiful leaves gliding down from their trees. Just what the Dr. ordered. I made my way through about 10 vendors looking for the best prices and quality on produce, and then I seen her. It was my best friend Laurie from the 5th grade! We immediately started screaming trying not to bring too much attention to ourselves. We have always kept in contact with one another until my dad was diagnosed with cancer. That is when time had gotten away from us.
Why do we do that? The people that mean so much to us and that are or were a big part of our lives? We let them slip through our fingers like sand. We both stood there catching up with each others lives; I am so thrilled that our paths crossed! We plan to get together more often. In fact, I am helping her with the last of the produce markets except for one; Charlie and I have a get away planned. Oh! Laurie also informed me that the 
newspaper printed the wrong date that the Farmers Market ends; It will last until right before Thanksgiving!

We also have a weekend trip in the works that involve our girls; I hope we can make it happen. I haven't stopped grinning. When I got home from the market, my day just got better. I got to spend some time with my grandchildren; it was our grand-daughter's birthday. Charlie and I then stopped at a Chinese Restaurant on the way home and had dinner. What a wonderful Saturday! Have you heard of that saying, "Having too much fun?" I think I did that today! :)


  1. Oh, What a happy and joyful post! I'm so glad you connected again! Have so much fun in the coming weeks! What joy!

  2. How fabulous that you met up with your friend again. You were truly meant to visit that market yesterday.
    The produce look great, I'd love some of those organic raspberries, what a good price..!
    Angela there is no such thing as too much fun, your Saturday sounds awesome..
    big hugs

  3. You are so blessed to live in such a nice warm area! And you two girlfriends just look so beautiful and happy!
    Your grandchildren are precious, too.
    I am happy for you, yes, you had a great day!

  4. these pictures are beautiful!! I could look at them for hours. :)

  5. What a beautiful day! The picture of you and your friend is so cute. Of course the produce is wonderful, and those grandkids!!
    What a day! I'm so glad you had this special day!!! Seize the moment...and you did!

  6. How cool to hook up with an old friend that is so wonderful and
    I get what you say cause I feel the
    same way about reconnecting with you!!!

    Love ya

  7. such absolutely beautiful photos and you are soooo cute!! i can't believe how inexpensive raspberries are there!! yummers :)

    what a fabulous saturday!! xox

  8. You did it exactly right. That's what weekends are for, to connect with family, friends and nature. The weekend work around the house should come after the fun.

    Thanks for that very cute picture of you and the flowers in pumpkin vase. ;-)

  9. Oh, and your grandbabies are soo adorable!