Yesterday, what can I say about it. I woke up with my back hurting, my leg numb, and my ear draining. I knew it was going to be a bad day. I made the squash casserole and green beans that my daughter wanted to take to church with her. They were having a Pastor appreciation dinner at the church she was going to. I took some Advil as that was all I have except for some goofy pills which do not help my back. After a while I was feeling better. Good thing too. Pat and I were going to Prater's Mill Country Fair. Not a real country fair, no rides, no animals(except for dogs to be adopted). Actually it is a craft show.
Aw what a good day. It was cool but not so much so that we could not ride the motorcycle down to Prater's Mill. I know some of you are hanging your jaws open trying to figure out how in the world can she go to a craft show on a motorcycle. There is not enough room to bring anything home if you buy anything. In all the years that I have been going there I have never bought any large items. And the bike has a trunk, 2 saddlebags and a small luggage rack! Off we go riding in the wind. We get down there and walk around enjoying all the sounds of music, the people, the smells and the sights. We come to a booth that was selling honey and bought some. She had some beeswax lotion that I put on and rubbed a bit on my face. It smelled so good and felt even better. I did not buy it because I already had some at home. There were all kinds of exhibits there, clothes, dolls, blacksmithing iron works. One booth was selling bamboo flutes. There was a guy playing it and a woman playing a bamboo harp. Closing my eyes listening to the music brought a sense of being transported back to medieval days. It was so light and lilting and strangely haunting. Another booth that we stopped at was one that had salsas. I was in love! I love salsa. She had samples of everything out. Blueberry jam, peach preserves, raspberry preserves, peach salsa, fruit salsa, blackeye pea salsa. She had chow chow and pickled peaches. I ate to my hearts content. Bought 4 jars there of the peach salsa, blackeye pea salsa and strawberry preserves. Moving on I come to another booth with samples of various dips. They sold the mixes to make them. I tasted it all! After that was a booth that had boiled peanuts, yum yum yum! Notice a theme? I cannot seem to find anything but food! Moving across the street we go into the old Prater' Mill Store. Food, again. This timewe bought a plate of food to eat. Good country cooking. I had chicken, dressing, corn, green beans and sweet potatoes. I had a very happy little tummy after that( Ok I lied... A happy BIG tummy!) Everything is winding down and we get on our way.
Off we go to the flea market where Pat gets some new gloves. I get some new shades to wear on the bike. They are Orange County Chopper goggles. They are called goggles but you put them on like sunglasses. I really needed them. My helmet has a face shield but the wind still goes up under it and dries my contacts out. Next we go back to the leather shop and he buys us some leathers. LOL now I will look like a motorcycle mama when I ride! I will get some pictures next time I put them on!
Now back to the house, tired but feeling good. I had a lovely day with my Pat.