Ack! Today I felt like a tennis ball! Boing….boing……booooiiiiinnnngggg……..
I really enjoy running around, especially when I am by myself so I can pull off the road and take photos! And that is just what I did today!
I got up at five and started doing my tasks for the morning. Michelle wasn’t up by six, so I had to get her up. She said her throat was sore and she wasn’t feeling great, but she got up and ready for school anyway. We were off to Canandaigua by seven-fifteen.
After dropping Michelle off at school, I drove east to Geneva. Unfortunately, the seemingly “simple” fix for the window on my Explorer wasn’t quite so simple! Last week, Mark and Michelle went out to the garage and completely disassembled the front passenger door. They had to remove rivets so the glass could be freed up, then they taped the window in the up position. Mark realized an entire assembly was in need of replacement. Thus, I went to the auto supply store in Geneva to pick up the part this morning.
Since I was so close to Seneca Lake, it would have been a shame not to stop by for a quick look.
I hadn’t remembered seeing this memorial before.
Walking back to the truck, I looked up and saw all the houses on the hill in uptown Geneva. Have you ever seen so many windows?
Yup, all those windows overlook beautiful Seneca Lake.
I started back toward Canandaigua, but thought I would stop at BJ’s to pick up just a few items we needed. And as I left BJ’s, I noticed that the store next door had Yancy’s Fancy Cheese on sale. Every time Mark watches the Sabres games on television, one of the announcers advertises this cheese. They had so many varieties, but I settled for Buffalo Wing, thinking Mark ought to like that!
Back in the truck and homeward bound.
Had to stop roadside for this shot of a little barn filled with hay…..
I stopped at WalMart in Canandaigua to grab a couple things. As I was coming out of the store, I saw what I believe to be an Old Order Mennonite woman placing a big bag into a small basket on the front of a bicycle. I thought that would be a fantastic photo op, but I had several more things to do.
I passed by Aldi on my way to JoAnn Fabics to pick up some oil for my wonderful old sewing machine. I passed this horse patiently waiting for its family to come out.
I had to stop by the dollar store and as I parked, I spotted the Mennonite woman’s bike parked outside Penney’s.
I grabbed a couple of things I came for, and as I stepped out the door, I couldn’t believe I was running into the Mennonite woman once again! Now, this woman was no spring chicken….she looked to be well into her 60’s! But she boogied on that bike like nobody’s business!
Although the temperature was parked right at about freezing, the wind was chilly and I couldn’t help but be very thankful for a warm truck with a working heater! I still had to stop at Wegman’s, and guess who pulled in right behind me? I was shocked until I saw the little lady go into the post office parking lot. I did a little research and as I hopped out of the truck, the Mennonite lady passed by once again, parking in front of Wegman’s. As I passed by her bike on the way into the store, I saw that the large bag was cat food! She went into the store right behind me. I was surprised as I don’t think I have seen Amish or Mennonites shopping there!
As I came out of Wegman’s, the lady was getting on her bike once again! Gads, I felt like a stalker! Anyway, I had one more stop at the YMCA and I was pretty sure the Mennonite lady was NOT going there! As I watched her ride off, it looked like she was going over to Michael’s Craft Store.
I finally arrived back home at about twelve-forty-five. Just long enough to put stuff away, fix a salad, eat, and get ready to leave once again at four-fifteen to retrieve Michelle from school! When I walked into the house, Mark told me he wasn’t feeling well either!
Sleep cannot come soon enough tonight! And tomorrow…well, we are expecting “a few inches” of snow!