Market Day

Yesterday my friend Denise and I went to visit her daughter who is a sophomore at one of the local state colleges.

We visited the farmers’ market, which is the biggest I have ever been to.  It was a beautiful fall day, and the colors just exploded everywhere.






After we were done wandering around the market and that area of town, we had lunch at a Turkish restaurant, visited the local yarn shop, and waited in line for ice cream.

After driving home I spent the evening with my sister, who was in town for a grand total of 29 hours.  All in all, it was one of the most perfect Saturdays in a long, long time.


The Shooting Star

I was taking the 11-year-old daughter of a friend of mine home tonight from a cookout.  We were driving through the town square of our small-town county seat.  “There’s a shooting star!” she said.  It went right over the courthouse dome.

It’s the first one I can remember seeing.  Ever.

Thanks Taylor.  I’m glad I got to share it with you.

Find Your Smile Again

How do you find your smile?  Forget about too much to do.  Go out to dinner with your best friend and favorite four-year-old.

Make sure it’s a place where you can eat good food outside.  And one that lets the four-year-old play with pizza dough.


Watch her make smiley faces.  They’ll be pretty contagious.


She’ll share mustaches with mom.


Don’t forget the goatee.


Let the laughter ensue.


It will be a good evening.