Sunday, October 25, 2009
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SERIAL COLLECTOR!
A day in the life. . . I was up at 5:00 am Saturday, morning. Noah was coming over for the day. Mom and Dad had a Church Rummage Sale. So off we went for a little breakfast together, just me and my Noah. We came home for a quick nap following breakfast, because we had to be in a Parade at Descanso Gardens at 9:30 am. I live minutes away from the wonderful garden. Often take my walks there. The costume parade was followed by a train ride (we got to sit next to the conductor) and a walk around the gardens. Noah almost fell into a pond, he wanted to go swimming. He did fall on every patch of soft flowers he could find. A Christmas boutique was also available for our shopping pleasure, so we were pleased! Lunch time came and went quickly, we had rice as part of our lunch, so an extra tip was necessary after our visit!
The Rummage Sale came next. It was hot and Noah wanted to see all the stands. Mom and Dad were still very busy. I did manage to purchase some real fun items at the boutique they had there, too, although, priority was Noah. (Pictures to follow tomorrow.) After the Rummage Sale ended I followed Noah and his parent to the thrift shop to donate what was not sold and to buy a little something for Grandma. (A girl just can't help herself, sometimes!) Back to Grandma's at 3:30 pm to get ready for Noah's first costume party! He was the cutest Micky Mouse. Finally, all my children were off, both large and small. Relaxing at last, no wait, I have to leave in an hour to have dinner with my hubby, if we were going to make the Hollywood Bowl on time.
Quickly changed, and drove off to Mimi's in Los Feliz. Good time, good food, must leave though, if we are going to catch the bus to the Bowl. Off we go, two happy people, no bus. Cancelled. OK, plan B, drive to the Bowl, fight traffic and find a parking place, that did not required your first born as a down payment. Finally, 10 minutes before showtime, for a mere $20, we found our piece of land in a stacking parking lot! What luck, we were late, so we had to park on the outside. Which means, no ones leaves, until we do! Managed the crowds to the tunnels and then to our seats.
It was a wonderful night of Barry Manilow. I am a big fan of both the Bowl and Manilow, so I had a great time. I usually get seasons tickets for the bowl and often, hubby lets me go with a friend, when he is not quite up to the physical part of attending. This night we were together and all was well with the world!
Finally, got home at 11:45 pm, only to be too tried to sleep! So we talked for two hours before were closed our eyes! A very long day, but each part was wonderful and I am so thankful for every part of it!
The moral of the story? There is always time for collecting! LOL! Blessings, Martha