Monday, July 10, 2006

What I Did On My Blog Vacation

What is life like without bloggery? I spent the last three days finding out.

Let's go to the videotape.

Friday night I cleaned house. I cleaned it really, really well. This doesn't always happen.

Saturday morning I went to a farmers' market in the downtown area of a Major Regional City. Who knew that only 35 miles away there was this amazing weekly event where you can buy everything from fingerling potatoes to Traverse City cherries to Amish bread to fresh herbs to perennials that I've never seen before? My co-shopper and I wandered wonderstruck from one stall to the other: Look...look...look...

Saturday noon I enjoyed a leisurely cheese, fruit and wine lunch on my front porch. This was so much fun. You could do this once a month and never run out of interesting combinations of cheese, fruit and wine. Our menu: little dibs and dabs of chevre, havarti and bleu cheese, and crusty rolls, and Bosc pears, Golden Delicious apples and cherries, and a California chardonnay.

Saturday afternoon I took a nap.

Saturday evening I went out to dinner. With people. And the best whitefish I have ever eaten in my entire life in the Water Winter Wonderland.

Sunday morning I went to church.

Sunday afternoon I went to a birthday party for a one-year-old. I wore a Hello Kitty birthday hat on my head, and sang "Happy Birthday" and everything. Then I came home and took another nap.

Saturday evening I made a big pan of ratatouille with some of my booty from the farmers' market. And then I watched TV. The TV shows weren't much, but I did notice myself enjoying the commercials. I like the new Capital One commercial with the barbarians working at summer camp; it made me laugh out loud, especially the song that goes, "Burn and pillage the next town/Dooh-dah! Dooh-dah!" I like the Daimler- Chrysler commerical with Dr. Z and the "That thing got a hemi?" guy. I went to bed early.

Well enough of that.


P.S. (an after-thought) said...

I'm sort on a blog vacation too, because I'm Out East. But since I can get wireless DSL on this borrowed computer, I had to check in on a few people and Blogs. So: hi!

I was doing some blog-looking from memory until I remembered that I have the links on my own blog. But meanwhile, I found out that there is a LutheranChick, but she doesn't post flowers. First I thought your blog was broken.

Regarding the narrow blogs, I got started reading a blog my sister told me about, because the author is on her local (so-called) Christian radio station. The blog is Slice of Laodicea. The slice part is accurate. They run down anything in a mean spirited, non-Christian way, that they don't agree with, even if they obviously haven't thououghly checked them out. Almost makes me want to root for the underdog, although Rick Warren, et al, is hardly an underdog.

The only two blog postings I've seen on that site were quoting Luther, of all thing/people!

I'm currently reading a book by a Lutheran pastor about changing the church from one that works at making members to one that makes disciples. I'll post more on my blog when I finish the book.

P.S. (an after-thought) said...

I meant to say that the only two blog postings I've seen on that site that were not negative were from something Lutheran/Luther.