Hi Journal & Friends!
Uh oh, I took 111 photos at the Fair! Guess I'll choose my favorites, and divide them up. Today I feel like re-living the more amusing ones. And that's what it feels like, getting the pics ready to post: re-living it.
I can still hear the sounds of the Fair, feel the hot sun, the refreshing mist of the water-mister fans that cooled us down.
The smells of the Fair food, the petting zoo and the moo cow barn.
The noisy children, crying babies, and laughing people.
The colors and wild designs of the games Midway, with the banter of the barkers trying to draw us into a game.
Oh, the colors! It was a feast for my eyes. Was it cheap and tacky if you looked close? Absolutely. And I loved every minute of it.
Oh, how much I've missed out on... how much being "morbidly obese" has robbed from me for too long. It might be no big deal to most people to go to a Fair, but it was huge for me!
But I'm not looking backward today. I'm excitedly looking FORWARD to more life! And look out next year... I want to drag along everyone willing to join me! LOL! And I'll bet I'll be able to go on some of the rides, too... nope, forget the Zipper! (can click pics to enlarge)
Yesterday I showed my "before the fair" pic with my pink umbrella. Well, right after that, Jim put his hat on my head to see if that would be better than carrying around the umbrella... and said to take off my sunglasses. Yikes! It was so bright I could hardly see!
This was an old-fashioned country Fair, with 4H exhibits, arts and crafts, carnival rides and a games midway, and homemade food competitions and ribbon awards.
It was so much fun! Brought back so many memories... and I cracked up at this homespun "planter" made from a pair of athletic shoes. On the back side was an old split-open football made into planter. Yep, some of us'ns is cuntree, here in Orygun.
And then there was the Ant Parade! We grow ants BIG here in Oregon. A little known fact is that there is a lot of volcanic ash around here that blew down from the Mount St Helens eruption. It has affected generations of ants, and they have unusually hard shells and larger than average body size. Really. It's true. Honest. Here are the pics to prove it.
And then there was the Moo Cow Parade! Actually, the 4H girls were leading their moo cows to another barn... the one that you can NOT enter unless you are a moo cow. It just struck me funny (maybe too much sun?!).
This next one had me choking trying not to laugh out loud. I was trying to remain "invisible", so I could get a good picture. Do you see what tickled my funny bone??
The ride looked Spikey... and the little boy in the front left staring at the Spikey ride had a Spikey mohawk "do". I was cracking up!! I would never have shown his cute little face online, so fortunately for me he was intent on the ride, with his back to me. Too funny!
Did I mention we also grow Dinosaurs here? Metallicasaurus Rex.
Vevie is rarely alone all day... one of us is usually here. So when I got home yesterday afternoon, she ran up, sat down right in front of me, and gave me a very serious, accusing look... just staring at me for the longest time.
I apologized for leaving her all day.
She forgave me.
We're good now.
From Dr Phil's book: "Describe yourself in a manner that reflects a winning identity."
My verse for today: "I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me."
My quote for today: "The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created. First in the mind, and then in the will, next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating." --John Schaar
Enjoy the Journey,