Monday, April 11, 2011

a day off at last
I was getting flustered by my caregiving duties. I hadn't had a day off in about a month. I was thrilled to get a phone call from my sister Kathy. She offered to spend her Sunday with Mother so that John and I could have a day off.

We went out to eat at Cassidy's. We hadn't been there in months, but they still remembered our favorite breakfasts. I love my mother, but it sure is nice to not have to puree her food and feed her, while being kicked and coughed at.

Okay, enough griping. I enjoyed my day off very much.

After pancakes, bacon, and an egg, we went to an antique show/street fair. They have this once a month, but this is the first time I had the day off. I saw some interesting things, and I wished I had a camera with me. There was a creepy bizarre wall-hanging mask thing with long twisty horns. I saw a very old-looking fur-covered rocking horse. I don't know what kind of fir. It didn't look like horse. I saw a lot of Boy Scout paraphernalia, a Hunkleberry Hound doll, and a seven-foot cigar. I found a booth with a variety of cute robots.

I bought a pair of cute doggie figurines for only six dollars.

John still hasn't had hip replacement surgery. He was limping around with his cane. So we took it slow. The weather was quite comfortable and we had a lot of fun looking at stuff.

Then we went to Arden Fair Mall and had a light lunch at Johnny Rockets. I love the fifties retro style of the place, but the acoustics in that place give me a headache. The music was loud and the place was crowded. I usually go to places like that on weekdays. I'd never been there when the employees danced.

The music got louder and I was tempted to cover my ears. But then I noticed the line of waiters and waitresses dancing to I Will Survive . It was somewhat anachronistic. A song from the fifties would have been more suitable. It was fun.

We walked through the mall. I love looking around the Disney Store. I bought a Mickey Mouse shopping bag. I stopped the cashier from putting it in a bag.

Then we walked to the movie theater in the mall and watched ARTHUR. Russell Brand is hysterically funny. I recommend this movie.

Then we went home and relieved the lovely Kathy. What a refreshing day!


Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, this is pretty funny.

booda baby said...

I think it was GREAT you didn't have a camera so you could write about what you saw. Cameras capture tons, but they don't come with well chosen words.

Pile Girl said...

Thank you, Anonymous.

Booda, thank you for complimenting my writing. :D