Kid in a toy store.... or maybe "It's a great photo and all, but I just don't know what to do with a picture of eggs."
As you know, the boys are at nana's and I actually had a Saturday when I had nothing to do, so we had planned on going to the lake. After wogging (mixture of jogging and walking) with my friend Pam yesterday morning, I stopped off at the farmer's market downtown. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love a good farmer's market. I mean, I even get that anxiously anticipating butterfly stomach as I am walking up to it! First of all, it is absolutely beautiful! The colors of the fresh tomatoes, peppers, peaches--it's like the most awesome art show to me! I am a totally obsessive photographer and food has always been my favorite thing to photograph. (I used to love to take pics of my kids, but they aren't as cooperative lately.) I took a few photography classes at the community college here about 10 years ago, maybe longer...I am too old to remember exactly...and I would come in most weeks with some food related pics. I took pictures of eggs, butter, silverware, coffee, etc. I remember when we all got together to talk about forming a photography club, and Corbet Deary was kind of our spokesperson. (He is great, by the way. Look him up on facebook...he also does a outdoor column for the Sentinel.) He was talking about how we could look for avenues to sell our photographs, and then he looked at me and made the comment, "I'm not really sure how to sell a photo of eggs..I mean it's a great photo and all, but I am just not sure what to do with it!" That is a great memory for me, and it still makes me laugh! It was in no way offensive, just honest. And that was okay with me, because as much as I would LOVE to make money doing it, it is a passion that drives me. (Although my husband thinks it's more of an obsession.) Anyway, I am losing focus on this blog topic, eek! Where I was going was....trotting home with bags full of treasures from the farmer's market makes me feel like a kid leaving a toy store with all his favorites! I came home and started playing immediately. I spent at least 45 minutes on the deck with the watermelon, then I had to play around cutting, chopping, cooking, and taking more pictures, etc.. And at 6pm, David says, "I guess we aren't going to the lake today..." Poor guy, he was so patient yesterday. So, instead we went out to eat at Olive Garden (we had a gift card--woohoo!) and then stopped for gelato on the way home. Now, I have to get off of here because we are headed to the lake. I hope I catch a fish!!! It would make a great picture! Love you guys, and thanks for listening. :)
Love yourself, and love your food!
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