I accomplished ALMOST everything I had set out to do this weekend!
Friday night I went to my aunt and uncle's house to look at a few things she was giving away. I came home with a little toy chest that my cousins had used as kids, the very one they used to play hide and seek in, she told me. I also have a little rocking chair that I thought might be fun to re-finish. But the things I am most happy to have taken are the things from Grandma and Grandpa's farm: an old milk can, and the milking stool Grandpa made. As far as I'm concerned, I agree with Diane that I'd rather leave the old peeling paint on that stool than try to scrape off what Grandpa had painted on himself.
On Saturday, to compensate for my unsuccessful attempt at sleeping in, I lounged in my PJs until almost noon. In the afternoon I went to Adelmann's Farm Market on Highway 13 not far from our house. It's a quaint roadside stand that I pass by everyday and I've been meaning to see what's there. An elderly woman runs the shop and she has the usual fruits and vegetables, as well as crafty gift items and even home made canned goods. I bought a jar of blackberry jam (which was delicious on my english muffin this morning), a couple of pumpkins, several gourds, and a few ears of Indian corn. What am I going to do with all the gourds and corn? I HAVE NO IDEA. But they are neatly arranged in baskets as the dining room table's centerpiece. I think it's because my mom pulls out her collection of gourds every fall and carefully places them in a wicker cornucopia. Because it's been ingrained in my mind that THIS IS SOMETHING YOU DO EVERY FALL. I love my mom.
Then I went to Gerten's to find tulip bulbs. I picked out several colors and varieties that bloom from early season to mid-summer. They all got mixed up in my bag of course so it'll be a fun surprise to see what pops up next spring. I even bought a few daffodils. The only thing I was unable to accomplish is actually planting them since it's raining today.