Thursday, June 25, 2009

"Local Woman Enjoying Mid-Life Crisis"

My daughter over at Who Knows What just got a red convertible and we took off yesterday with the top down, slathered in spf 55 sunscreen. We were going to Blountsville to find the daylilly farm which sells daylillies and fried pies and had a big ad in the local paper. "Go to Blountsville and follow the signs" it said. We never saw the first sign and no one in town had ever heard of it. It's OK though, the lady at the antique store said she had all kinds of daylillies and would bring me a big box full next weekend for five dollars. Don't you love small towns?

We bought some things at the grocery store and had a picnic in the park. The table was under a big tree and a soft breeze was blowing and it was really pleasant. We were so amazed at being able to sit outside in late June when it's in the nineties that we couldn't stop talking about it. Every few minutes, one of us would say incredulously, "Gee, this is really pleasant."

We came home a different way and everything is so beautiful and lush this year because of all the rain we had earlier in the year. It was a really good day.

As you know from my last post, we had a yard sale last weekend. Not such a hot idea. No, really it was a hot idea, as it was 97 in the shade that weekend. I don't think anybody wanted to leave their house. We live near a main road and I've never seen it so dead. I mean there was no traffic. It was almost eerie. We kept wondering if it was some holiday we'd forgotten about. It was torture to sit there and we all swore we would never ever do this again. So naturally we're going to do it again. Only we're moving it to Who Knows What's house because she lives in the Oneonta metro area and they have a newspaper we can advertise in but we are waiting until the weather is better.

Even though it seemed like a big failure while we were doing it, at the end of the day we had enough to get the Netflix box and a wireless router to watch movies instantly so it wasn't a totally wasted day.

I need a convertible.

3 comments:

Rurality said...

Had to laugh at "Oneonta metro area". We made a trip to south of B'ham last week and went into Whole Foods. I swear I thought I was in NYC or something. Living in the country makes B'ham seem to big city, after a while. :)

I think that Daylily festival was a couple of weeks ago. A friend of mine went and said they ran out of most kinds of pies fairly early.

countrypeapie said...

What a great way to spend the day! I will definitely try to make it to the next yard sale. It's so rare that I go for a few days without checking the blogs -- I can't believe I missed the last one. And I want to meet y'all, too!

Patsy said...

Rurality - We must have read the ad wrong. And I feel the same way anytime I go into any big grocery store in Birmingham. So many choices! It's so frustrating that none of the stores around here have some of these things. I have heard though that Publix is coming to Gardendale which is fairly close so I'm excited about that.

Countrypeapie - I am so counting on you coming to the next one. It will probably be the last of August, I'll let you know.

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