Thursday, August 20, 2020

Midnight Musings


After spending a day of fun with our youngest son and his family today (yesterday now), and shopping the Amish and Mennonite stores to the north of us, I was in bed early tonight (last night) 8:15! it is after midnight and I'm wide awake. 😳 

We had a great day! We met early and headed north, doing a little geocaching along the way. We visited the herb shop, the bulk food store, the bakery, and museum before lunch; after lunch we visited the Amish store out in the country.

John and I picked up bulk food items that we were low on or out of (whole wheat flour, rolled oats, popcorn, tapioca, and real salt), as well as a few basic spices and flavorings (black pepper, cinnamon, and vanilla); at the herb shop I got Ginger Chews and selected a few flavors of Zevia to try. I don't know if I'm going to like them or not, but will find out soon enough.

While visiting the museum we found a few little trinkets of interest in their gift shop. I was delighted to find this life-sized pumpkin for only $3.00 and just in time for fall!

We had lunch at a friend's restaurant and it was good to just sit and visit with them a bit and catch up.

Afterwards, we headed for the Amish store and rounded out our day by purchasing a brand new teakettle.

Actually, John had bought me a Pioneer Woman teakettle for my birthday, but, upon receiving it, and taking the lid off, we discovered that the enamel inside the pot was chipped, so we returned it. It's a shame, too! Pioneer Woman's stuff is so pretty, but the quality of it is really low...especially when considering what you pay for it.

We found this stainless steel teakettle at the Amish store for several dollars less than what he had paid for the Pioneer Woman one and it has twice the holding capacity.

After the Amish store we hit the freeway and headed our separate ways. John and I stopped by Dollar Tree and the grocery store on our way home and dropped a few things off to our daughter on the way through.

After that, it was get home, get stuff put away, and relax. We had brought leftovers home from lunch, so we had that for supper, watched an episode or two of Bringing Up Bates, and, then, it was off to bed. I was beat!

Now, it's nearly 1:00 in the morning and I'm starting to get sleepy again. I think it's time to head back to bed, but it was great getting to spend a few minutes with you...even if it is the middle of the night! 😆

Have a blessed Thursday and I'll talk to you again soon!

Until next time...


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  1. What a great day you had! We have plenty of Amish and Mennonite shops here too. Once a yr we head up to Penn Yan (59 miles along Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes) to do my bulk shopping. and have lunch in their cafe. I don't think we will be doing it this year, because of the Covid restrictions here. We shall see. smiles

    1. We did, Linda! Sounds like you've got a lot of nice opportunities up your way, too! It would be sad if you have to end up missing your annual outing. I'm praying that things get back to normal and soon! Blessings! <3


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