Saturday, May 23, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Many of us spend time and energy trying to be something that we are not. But this is a move against soul, because individuality rises out of the soul as water rises out of the depths of the earth."   
                                     --- Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul

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A Saturday With Friends

This morning Greg met me at the farmer's market. I needed more herbs. Fortunately, Dave Neff of Neff Family Farm was right there. Greg bought some very healthy looking onions.

I rushed home from the farmer's market with a flat full of goodies and arrived just as Jan was pulling into my driveway for our trip to Wichita. She, Teresa, Julie and I had planned to go tea in Wichita today. Unfortunately, Julie couldn't go at the last minute so it was just the three of us.

We arrived in Wichita in time to go to the Nifty Nut House before they closed at noon. Neither Teresa nor I had been there. Oh my. It's a giant candy store for all practical purposes. Teresa and I both bought some Grand Mariner Chocolate covered pecans because they're ones Martha had brought to Creative Sisterhood at Christmastime.

We made a quick trip to The Spice Merchant before time for our tea and then went to the tea place in Old Town. Irene's Teas used to be in Lindsborg and we had all visited there, but now she's in Wichita.

We opted for lunch, which was a delicious chicken salad served on a bed of lettuce. It was really wonderful. And she even brought us extra bread. That's something she does better than any other tea place I've been to - her bread is amazing. Some she makes on site and some she buys from a bakery. It's all terrific.

After lunch we hit some more shops, where I picked up a couple of little things, but nothing major.

Then we went to the Birkenstock store. Where I bought some shoes. Then we went back across town to the other Birkenstock store. Where I bought another pair of shoes. Actually, all three of us ended up buying shoes.

I don't wear anything but Birkenstocks if I'm going to be standing for any amount of time. They have great arch support and I need that. I had only one pair of sandals. Until today. Now I have more. And some of them are cute. Birks are not known for being cute, so that's worthy of note.

I hadn't expected to be in Wichita all day, but it was a really fun day. Tomorrow I must busy myself with work that needs to be done around here - including planting those new herbs.

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