Thursday, July 29, 2010
O.K. - after all these years, I must admit I know myself pretty well. When last I wrote, I was on my way to JoAnns for fabric for my bedskirt. As I said, anything autumn or Halloween could send me in another direction... or, even the thought of anything autumn or Halloween! I happened to mention to my husband that we hadn't been in Mt. Dora in awhile. Since he was feeling the need for a day away, he said 'let's go!". And, that's all it took!
We headed on our way and arrived right about lunchtime. Usually the town is packed and parking is limited. We found a spot right across the street from our favorite tearoom and in the shade to boot! Considering that it was sweltering, that was a big plus - and probably the reason most SANE people were at home in the A/C. In any case, we had a very relaxing lunch seated by the window looking out at the garden - our favorite table. I had my usual "high tea". I'm not much of a tea person, but it only seems right to have hot tea with this meal - even if the thermostat outside is probably hitting 100! My husband always chooses the raspberry iced tea and seems to gloat through the whole meal.
After lunch, he finds a shady bench to sit and read and I hit my favorite stores in search of any little treasure I can take home to start me on a new tangent. I don't know if it was the heat or if I was just rushing the season, but the only thing I found was a new Halloween flag as my old favorite witch has seen one too many Florida days and is a bit faded and brittle.
Then we were on to our next stop which was meant to be The Villages but I took a quick detour to check out a scrapbooking store in Leesburg. I found a number of vintage Halloween items and snapped them up. My mind is already going a mile a minute and I can't wait to find some time to get crafting!
We did finally make it to The Villages and found a new coffee maker (instructions are too complicated right now so I will let you know how that works out after I learn how to use the thing), some yummy autumn candles and more yummy stuff at the Fresh Market. And then it was time to eat again-funny how that happens in my world!
Oh, I forgot to mention, we did squeeze in a stop at the big JoAnns in The Villages and I did buy some fabric for the bedskirt extension. Today I'm on my way to Gainesville for lunch with my mom and some shopping, tomorrow daughter #2 and granddaughters are coming for the day, etc. I'm not sure when I'll get to it, but I AM one step closer. And, since I still have a clear view under the bed, I know there's lots of room under there to store the just purchased fabric until I might need it out again!