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What a fun day!

March 10th, 2012 at 04:38 pm

This week has been stressful as we do state testing in our schools. We have had a lot of students absent so it is imperative to do make up tests. And that isn't easy when you realize one has to read the directions verbatim as well as allow the time allotted for each child on each test.

I slept in this morning and that was nice. We went to brunch and then to the library. I walked out with a large pile of books and 5 magazines. We then drove to a small community for a home and garden show. The community is well known for the Amish who live there.

The furniture and cabinetry displayed by these craftsman was gorgeous. It was exciting to see their beautiful works of art. We admired their wares and looked at many of the other things they had.

A mile or so out in the country is a bulk store run by the Amish. We stopped and bought some cheese, brown rice, grits, and some hard wheat flour. I spent less than $20 altogether on these items.

We drove back into town and parked and went through a couple of the shops. One is an antique shop. It was fun looking through all the items. This one seems to have the largest display of kerosene lamps (new and used) that I have ever seen. One had the base that looked like a vase with handles on both sides and grapes that were in 3D relief. Neither DH or I have ever seen one like that. After poking through we bought nothing, but had a nice time. We walked down another block and saw a drugstore with an old fashioned soda fountain.

The soda fountain is made of marble. We each had an ice cream cone and sat at one of the tables and admired the pop bottle collection along the walls above the shelves. These were mostly older bottles and some were unique.

We arrived home and I baked a loaf of bread that I had mixed together and made chicken parmigiana. I can say I'm tired and dreading moving the clocks forward for daylight savings time, but I had a wonderful day with my wonderful hubby.

5 Responses to “What a fun day!”

  1. SicilyYoder Says:

    I always dread the time change, too. Since I take meds for my car wreck injuries at night, i is hard for me o wake up in the am.

  2. laura Says:


    Sounds like a very lovely day! Especially after dealing with testing, you deserve some rest and relaxation!

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    Wow, that's awesome! Our school was also administering state testing and every afternoon I came home exhausted. I dread it!

  4. Jerry Says:

    We don't spring forward for another two weeks in this part of the world, so that leads to confusion when we are calling home to the States. It's nice that you could get away like that into the Amish country. That sounds like it would offer some insurance of a nice break from the hectic pace, at any rate.
    Jerry

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    That sounds wonderful. Smile

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