1. I commuted to Roanoke with the rest of my sleepy county at 8:00 this morning. I wished I was going to a job, but as I have no marketable skills (ha), I was on my way to volunteer as a patient for Daughter #3. I happily sang along to the Beatles White Album.
1.a. Every time I listen to this album, I vividly recall the Christmas of 1968. My sister received this album as a gift that morning and she played it for all of us on the stereo in our living room. The discussion centered around one controversial song in particular. My nine-year-old self asked, "What are they singing about, 'Why don't we do-do it in the road.'"? My mother's brilliant answer was, "They're talking about peeing in the road." I was clueless, but I didn't think peeing in the road was that bad. In my opinion, everybody was making a big deal out of nothing.
Still miss you sister!
2. I hoped Fresh Market would have currants and they did. I also discovered a new store called, "The Cook's Nook". They sell pastry boxes, catering supplies and all sorts of handy packaging material for homemade foods/gifts.
3. Steve returns home with another lime green, crushed velvet wing chair. Now we have a matching set! It sounds hideous but they're not that bad; they kinda grow on you... like mold. Given away for free by my daughter's neighbor in Raleigh, they are comfortable and will be spectacular with new slipcovers.