Friday, September 26, 2008

Pooped Out and Another Review

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called. ~A.A. Milne

Don't you just love Pooh? About a million years ago, I read the book, "The Tao of Pooh" and it was so interesting! Who knew the bear with very little brain could be so deep?

No photos of the fair yet. I was just too pooped last night to download, and this a.m. DH is still sleeping and my camera and camera dock are in the bedroom. I should have them this weekend.

DD and I had a good time. She, of course, wanted to go on more rides -- and she wanted me to go with her, but fact is... the cost is absurd. We got 25 tickets for $20 -- and then 3 more at $1 each (because the rides take 4 tickets... think they do that on purpose?). So, that's only 7 rides! The penny-pincher in me just can't stand the thought of spending nearly $4 a ride. Oy.

We went to an open, in-hand horse show where I managed to pick the winner more often than not. Guess my horse knowledge isn't as rusty as I thought. DD moaned about wanting to get a horse and how she can't wait until she's grown up and can buy one. Yep... good luck with that.

I had more comments on my sweatshirt than I've ever had (and I've owned it for... well, many years). It's a St. Cloud State University shirt I got from my old roomie. Her dad was the dean there briefly, and got us all shirts. Apparently, there are more people from Minnesota here than I realized. I kept hearing, "I'm from Alexandra!" ... um, okay. I got this shirt when I lived in California, and I don't even know where Alexandra is. But I nodded and smiled.

We ate a ton of junk food (I'm pretty sure I'm at least 15 pounds heavier today) and the evil woman at the cute little shop near the exit of the fair grabbed me and forced me to buy two pounds of fudge to take home (it was buy one pound, get one free ... how could I resist??).

We looked through the exhibits, where DD announced that she could do better than most of those kids who had projects there, but fact is -- I can't get her to get off her hiney and DO something. Maybe next year.

I bought some amazing goats milk soap, and we patted a llama and various other critters.

All-in-all a good day.


Found another review for "Kitchen Matches" in my inbox this morning. Always a nice way to wake up!

From The Romance Studio (5 hearts!):

This Marianne Arkins manuscript was my first by her but I definitely do not intend for it to be my last. She used humor and an abundance of comedic relief to show the tendencies of her characters. There was a myriad of minor characters who all worked to make the story its best.

I believe that anybody would enjoy this manuscript. It is a quick-read, fast-paced and so romantic and funny that it has something for everyone. I highly recommend it.


Okay, time to play catch up -- I didn't get diddly squat done yesterday. DD and I are going to spend a good deal of today's rainy day baking bread, so I need to get a move on now! Have a great weekend.



Sarita Leone said...

Big congrats on all the super reviews! Woo hoo!

It sounds like you had a great time yesterday. Looking forward to seeing photos. :)

Happy Friday!

keri mikulski :) said...

Congrats on another great review!

Yummy.. Homemade bread on a rainy day. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

If you go to a fair and don't eat junk food, you didn't go to a fair.

Just sayin'.

Brandy said...

Okay, you mentioned two of my family's favorite things: baking bread and fudge! *G* Sounds as though DD had a wonderful time yesterday! (And yes, fairs do that on purpose!)

I hope you have a nice Friday!

Dru said...

What a great review!

Sounds like you had a wonderful excursion/day at the fair. I wish we had fairs here.

I love how they have stand strategically placed at the exit to entice you to spend that last dollar on their items.

Hmm, you have me a good idea for this rainy day - perhaps I'll bake some chocolate chip cookies.

Diane Craver said...

Glad you and your daughter enjoyed the fair. Fudge sounds yummy!

Congratulations on your terrific reviews you've been receiving for "Kitchen Matches" - I want to read it soon. And 5 hearts from The Romance Studio is awesome.

Tori Lennox said...

Oh, fudge. Yum! Although if I had to choose between fudge and funnel cake, the funnel cake would win. *g*

Ceri said...

*Raising hand* I'm originally a Minnesotan!! Born in Minneapolis, lived there til I was 11. So I feel more of a New Hampshirite now.

Big congrats on the review! You're getting a lot of great ones!!