Monday, April 19, 2010

Have you missed me yet?

LOL! I know Sister Carol has, which is so sweet! I've been having some pretty good days. The photo of me, with my big brother Steven (it has always been Steven, never, ever Steve) kind of shows you how I am feeling! I just about want to burst! But it is all good stuff.

I think a big part is that my shoulder is no longer hurting. I still can't quite tie my apron strings, but I can do everything else and I don't have that chronic pain, which a very big deal.

I've done a few awesome things in the last few days. For the first time in the 10 years since I moved up here, I found my way to the Bellingham Farmers market. And I do mean found! I got what I thought was a lucky parking spot, grabbed my shopping bags and headed up the street. There are some great shops in downtown Bellingham that deserve more exploration. But after window shopping about 4 blocks, I realized that the market was NOT where I was expecting it to be. I called Lynn and he just kept telling me to look for the Bellingham Herald building, which would be fine if I wasn't surrounded by other buildings. So I turned around, headed back towards my car. A happy couple was walking towards me, each with a bag of kettle korn. I figured they must have gotten it at the market, but didn't want to say "where is the farmers market?" so I asked "where did you find kettle korn?" and they kindly pointed me in the direction behind them and said "at the market of course!" so I passed my car and kept walking. Another 4 blocks that direction and VOILA!

It was great! I'm planning to be a regular visitor. I took some great photos and will post them here in the next few days. I was watching my time very closely because I was heading to Fairhaven (our "University District") to Village Books for a presentation by an author I have always enjoyed. Again, I have noticed in the newspaper that other authors I like have been there, but I never actually made it, but this time I was determined! Jennifer Chiaverini writes a series of books about a group of quilters who open a lovely quilting retreat. She has written 16 books connected to this theme and I have enjoyed them all. She was a great speaker, and I felt a bit embarassed that I was one of only about a dozen people who was there. And two of those were her Mom and Grandmom! I did buy the newest book and had her sign it for me. Those of you who know me, know that I NEVER pay full price for a book, but this time I did. Another first for me - LOL!

Then I wandered up the street and went into the Wool Station and got a new book, some lovely yarn and the beginning of a new project. I'll show you more of that as I get it started!

That's it for now! I'm using some of my bursting out energy cleaning carpets today!


Piecefulafternoon said...

Of course I've missed you - but that cute photo makes up for it. Glad you found the Farmers' Market - finally - and I knew you'd like the Wool Station. Did you see the goat cart out front of the market? I did our daughter and SIL and Ben's christmas photo with them standing by the goat cart - great photo location.

Dena said...

Love the photo of you and your brother. Cute!

I have always wanted to go to the Bellingham Farmer's Market but always seem to go to the one in Mount Vernon instead. I'll have to make it up there one bright sunny day.