We're doing some fun things today! We started at the Unitarian church's yard sale, where I found a Tupperware cake carrier (50 cents) amongst the windchimes and crystals. My son discovered a 10 cent funnel for his "experiments", and I even picked up a second, brand new cookie press for 50 cents. Now I can have another mom come over and make some holiday spritz cookies with the kids!
Then we headed downtown for historic Germantown's free Oktoberfest. We seriously considered houses there on the last real estate go-around, but already the prices had risen beyond our means. Still, I love the cake-icing woodwork and Tiffany blue walls of its old Catholic church, the wavy brick sidewalks, and the restored Victorian rowhouses on the home tour. Many of the festival-goers dressed in traditional German clothing...the ladies looking so feminine in their full skirts, wool tights, and wide-collared blouses under hand-knit Tyrolean sweaters. We watched an old-fashioned organ grinder (with stuffed monkey), had a free ride on the miniature ponies, and sampled various wursts. We ended the trip on a sour note, when my son threw a temper tantrum because we couldn't find him a booth that sold juice. He was red-faced with frustration, insistent that everyone around us has juice, and why wasn't it fair that he couldn't have some, too? It was only as we walked to the car that my brain started working--he was talking about the clear cups of beer that everyone was drinking! I'm not sure he's ever seen beer before, but, you know, it really did look a lot like apple juice!
Finally, Mrs. Happy Housewife has tagged me with this exercise:
Search your blog archive.
Find your 23rd post.
Find the fifth sentence (this is meant to say something about you).
Post that sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
Tag five people to do the same.
I don't usually do these memes, but since it's fun day here, why not?
My 23rd post was titled "Guest Suite At Motel 6 Price" and the fifth sentence (sentence fragment?) was : Vintage damask bed skirt = $1 from church charity shop. Not a bad descriptor of my favorite pastime, rescuing and recycling things of fine quality to create a warm, inviting home. Anyone else want to share from your archives? Just add your name to the comments below.