Look at that handsome face.  Even after 32 years of marriage (and 6 years of dating before that), he can still manage to surprise me.

Tuesday night I mentioned in an offhand way, "this weekend is the NY Sheep and Wool".

"What's that?"


"Oh".  Now, he knows what that means because we had vague plans to go this year.  There is an aerodrome in Rhinebeck that he wanted to see and we were going to make a weekend of it.  But family takes precedence and Em and Jim got married and Kate and Patrick are planning a wedding for next year so I put it out of my head.  Really not a big deal.  I knew we'd get there one day.

30 minutes later, as I was cooking dinner, Pk comes down and opening his ipad says, "So, it's 190 miles, about 3 and a half hours.  We can leave from work on Friday, drive to Newberg, about an hour away and stay somewhere and then get up early on Saturday morning and hit the festival.  We'll walk around until we're tired and then make our way leisurely toward home".

You could have knocked me over with a feather.  We discussed it a bit more and the upshot is that we are going to Rhinebeck this year.  We'll put some clean clothes and toiletries in a bag and some snacks and drinks in the cooler and off we go.  An adventure!

I am really looking forward to it.  I am hoping if we get there early on Saturday that while I know there will be crowds, maybe it won't be unbearable.  I am not into the status yarns so I won't feel the need to push my way into all the popular kids' booths. 

And in November, another adventure!  This time with the receptionist at my dentist's office.  She and I have been talking for years as I waited for the kids or Pk to get their teeth taken care of.  She mentioned a wood carving show near Annapolis Maryland in November and asked if we might like to go.  We said yes and so in a month we will pile into her car and go look at decoy ducks. (well, probably other things too but wooden ducks is what comes to mind when I hear "wood carving").

This is what happened to the leftover tomato sauce with meatballs and sausage.  I made a deep dish pizza.  it was absolutely delicious.  I like pizza from the pizzeria but there's something really good about making your own.

I've been in a cooking/baking mood since the weather turned.  There have been chocolate chip cookies (made with Andes mint chips) and an apple pie with homemade crust.  It was so good with frozen yogurt on top.  Good thing we eat mostly salads for lunch.

But I'm at work now and I have to go write three treatment plans before clinic this morning and I have a meeting at 9 so I'll say goodbye for now. 


Melodye said…
If you to Annapolis the weekend of the 16th there's also an Alpaca show at the Howard County Fairgrounds.
Galad said…
Can't wait to hear how your trip went. Hope you got some good pictures!
DrK said…
squeeeee rhinebeck!! he is a good sort isnt he :)

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