Saturday, October 17, 2009

a perfectly fine friday...and then

Oh Friday, you know how I love you. Oh Friday, you know how I love you even more when it's Autumn and there's fun stuff to do while Young Boy is at school. Yep, today was a perfectly fine Friday. Sweet Sister & I took a 2-hr. road trip. Ahh, pretty leaves, tractors out in the fields, the perfectly perfect Friday morning.

Our destination? The McMaster & Storm Studio Sale. Tell me, how do you make a little shed look like a lovely brick & mortar store? Well, Kara & Darcy can do it! This little sale did not disappoint!

Right in here is where it happened. The phone rang. It's school. "Your son just threw up on the steps...can you come pick him up?" Well, what's a gal to do when she's two hours away? Call Daddy, of course.

Sweet Sister & I decided we must push on. Carry on with our adventure. The McMaster & Storm ladies had recommended some fun stops, so we felt the need to oblige. First stop, two antique stores...well, junking stores. I got some buttons...and a snip of crocheted lace.

Second stop, this crazy-cool Ben Franklin store. Straight outta the 50s, it was retro. It was a throwback. From hair nets to candy to underwear to fake flowers, they had all of your old-fashioned needs.
Then on to Bear's Mill. Beautiful building inside & out. Granted, I was carrying a little Mom guilt around with me there.

Last stop (well, really it wasn't the last stop. The last stop was the KitchenAid store, but I didn't take any photos there.) Lunch. Sweet Sister knew of a "famous dive" in the area. Mmm hmm. Our family gets excited visiting little greasy spoons.
What made this establishment oustanding? Look for it...
Yep, a GUM wall. Crazy stuff.
All in all...a lovely day! I'm thankful for it. It's now 2:30am and I'm snuggling my sick-boy on the couch. Daggone it, life is good.


clare's craftroom said...

Except for "the phonecall" it sounds like the perfect day !

Jerusalem said...

thank goodness for helpful daddys! and thank goodness for sweet sisters to go on trips like this with! I am so jealous of your visit with Darcy & Kara - thanks for the pics!

Anonymous said...

Hope your little guy gets to feeling better soon, and thank you, thank you, thank you for taking us along on your little trip yesterday. Lovely!


Anonymous said...

I have not seen a Ben Franklin in YEARS!!! Love it...and I'm glad your hubby was home to take care of the sick one...looks like an awesome Friday to me!

Anonymous said...

I have not seen a Ben Franklin in YEARS!!! Love it...and I'm glad your hubby was home to take care of the sick one...looks like an awesome Friday to me!

Run Lori Run said...

I am jealous, seems like you had such a fun trip! Your photos were lovely too, captured the day beautifully!

The Jolly Bee said...

This was a great post -- You captured the moments beautifully. I hope your son is feeling better. I know how that guilt thing works....Just when you finally start to have some serious fun, the worry starts gnawing away in the back of your mind. Such is the life of a mom!

Dogwood said...

Oh, so much fall stuff. I love it all. That old car is wonderful but that gum wall ohmygosh!

Have a nice day.

Who's J.E. Dickerson? said...

I hope you made a contribution to The Gum Wall.

McMaster and Storm said...

glad you came, we had a ball seeing all of you!

would be fun to have a "crafting" weekend sometime, a chance to gab and create!


Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Oh, I am so jealous!!!! How fun...except the part about your son.

I used to love going to an old Ben Franklin when I was little. They always had cheap junk that I loved.

What a beautiful day!


Freshly Found said...

What a fun trip! Glad your husband could save the day.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You were at on my old stomping grounds! I lived in Arcanum for the first 4 years of my life, then moved to the next county for the next 18 years. Ohio rocks. Your post reminds me that I need to pop into Ben Franklin next time I'm "home". It's been ages!!

country cottage said...

WOW, What a great road trip. I must go there sometime. That's my kind of shops!!! Thanks for sharing your day with us.