Did you see me doing my happy dance in my driveway this morning before coming to work? The first cool morning of the season – and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It puts me in such a great mood today. I hope it carries though to the rest of the day!
My parents, my grandmother, Abi and myself spent a lovely Saturday morning at the Geneva Heritage Center. This is the old Elementary School that has been remodeled and now houses exhibitions from local artisans and culturally historic wares. This was a building was built in 1924 and was still housing classes in the 1980s when I attended. Outside were demonstrations on various farming techniques, including celery farming. Who knew celery farming would be so interesting? My mother walked away with what she thought was a prize – a lemon with the top 1/4 of one side cut off and a piece of peppermint stick shoved in there. One is intended to smush the lemon while sucking out the juice getting a hit of peppermint in the process. Not that great. But she liked it, and Abi kept saying “Abba, more” so I’m guessing she enjoyed it as well.
After that we headed over to the Geneva Museum. We drove, unfortunate because there were free shuttles down the street to the other museum. A shuttle that consists of a tractor pulling a trailer fitted with seats. The museum is a hodge-podge of donated items from all time periods and it was nice to just wander around the glass cases reading descriptions, seeing if I could recognize any names. I ran into one of my Elementary School teachers while in there – he still teaches at the school.
Then back to my parent’s house for some lunch and swimming and naps. All in all, not a bad way to spend the day.
**Forgot to mention – I heard this great story yesterday on Morning Edition about Madeleine Albright’s new book, Read My Pins. As a lover of pins, it’s fabulous how she is able to convey a message with a simple pin. So thoughtful of her. She also mentions how at these meetings of various masters of the universe, the men still have a little chit chat by complimenting one another’s ties, or talking about the weather. Everyone needs an ice breaker.