Monday, May 27, 2013

A Busy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day dawned gray and drizzly. It was also a wonderful day off for me. I’m glad, but I heard that it was one of the busiest days at the museum yet, and I wish I could have been there to help.

Maria, my landlady, and I went to see the Memorial Day parade, but arrived late—we did get to see the traditional costumes and bagpipes, though. I was pleased with that. Following the parade, Maria showed me some shops that are her favorites—including my biggest vice: a used bookstore filled to the brim with books I like. I only left the shop with three books, but am anticipating more on the way. Luckily, the shop buys books back.

After a bit of prodding on my part, I discovered that Maria had some stuff at Ace Hardware that I insisted we pick up. It was a couple of planters and two cans of paint. Maria’s not old old, but she’s getting there and I demanded that I carry the stuff for her. Ace Hardware is a bit away from the house but, as I told Maria, it’s nothing on haying back at the farm.

After returning home and collapsing on my bed for a bit (as I also do after haying), I read my books and basically lounged about my room. It’s so nice to have a lazy day!

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