Hello my friends, well I had planned on a quiet in house day today but although I didn't stay in, I still had a beautiful day with a good friend.
The day started out sunny but cool. Autumn was absolutely felt in the crisp air this morning. I immediately thought of Terri as her son was to be married today and I hoped that the day would stay sunny if just for the wedding....I think it did. The sky turned dark around 4:30, the air stayed cool but it was a glorious day for a wedding.....I hope it was the same in the city.
I had a phone call from a good friend who had an errand to do and asked if I would like to go along for the drive.....He would be here in an hour, just enough time for me to have a shower and be ready.....I said, I would love to go along.
We had to drive to Lloydminster, SK, my friend agreed to take our time, as we had the full day ahead of us. I like days like this, not being rushed just able to enjoy.
We stopped at a Farmer's stand along the road and I bought some fresh fruits and vegetables. I bought some cherries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. They look so lush and colorful they made my mouth water. I will have to put some in the freezer as I won't be able to eat them all before they start to turn. I also purchased cucumbers, tiny potatoes, green/yellow beans and squash. Most of these went into bins on the landing going to the basement. Oh, I love the fresh fruits and vegetables that come straight from a garden and these came from an organic garden, even better.
We stopped for lunch at a truck stop diner and I had homemade vegetable soup with rhubarb pie for desert. I'm still eating soft foods and believe me the pie crust was soft and flaky....would of love ice cream or whipped cream with it but knew I shouldn't so I enjoyed what I could have.
When we reached Lloydminster my friend dropped me at a Craft Sale and he went on to do the business which the trip was all about. We were near an Indian reservation so many of the crafts were made by the natives and some were very beautiful. I picked up many stocking stuffer's (hairbands, hair clips, games, lotions and homemade soaps) and two beautiful crochet scarves to give as Christmas gifts.
We stopped at a really nice restaurant in Bonnyville for supper and I was starving. I wanted so much to have some real food and I did. The mashed potatoes tasted like a bit of heaven, it has been several weeks since I had potatoes (or it feels like it anyway) I also had asparagus (my favorite vegetable) and salmon. It was so good and I gave thanks for the delicious food and good company.
We arrived home around 9 and after putting my shopping away, I headed for bed. I am exhausted but happy. Glad to be home and looking forward to my in house quiet day tomorrow......after I go to Mass. I have just heard the roar of thunder, the rain has already started, it sounds cozy as it beats on the patio below my bedroom window. I will sleep very well tonight.
Good Night my friends and God Bless...........Many Hugs :-)