Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Farmer's Market closing

Next Saturday is the last day for the Farmers' Market here in Bellingham. Here's what it looked like this past Saturday. As you can see, it's pretty much just things for Christmas presents and whatnot, but tucked here and there are few vegetables and eggs. And, of course, this fabulous looking honey. That's Gene in his Grinch costume (that's what he calls it). Since I am trying to stay away from heavy sweets right now, I had to reluctantly skip the honey, but it sure does look tasty.

It's hard to realize that we only have a few more weeks in this year, as well as in the first decade of the 21st century. I remember like yesterday the panicky preparations for Y2K -- and now we are here, in the Pacific Northwest, my work life far behind me, and my new life unfolding a little at a time. Two more Christmas parties this coming Thursday and Friday, and me trying to keep the weight gain to a minimum. It certainly helps not to be able to get into my favorite pants. Talk about incentive!

I am almost completely at home with my new iPod Touch. I am now synched with home, the coffee shop, and (today) the bird store. The owner is a Mac aficionado and she was the one salivating over my new toy. We played bird songs, and now I'm wondering: can I get GPS downloaded onto my Touch? Or do you have to buy one with it. She was telling me about some apps that sound really fun, but I'm still a novice with this thing.

In a few minutes I'm heading out to pick up a girlfriend and go to see "Invictus." I see that Morgan Freeman has already been nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela. Hopefully I'll love it and tomorrow you will know more about it.


  1. I love the farmer's markets! We have a couple here that are open year round. Next time I go, I'll take pictures too! Thanks for sharing yours. The Grinch is kinda cute, but I hate lime green!

  2. I admire your restraint; I seem to have lost my (somewhat sporadic) ability to avoid sweets. My favorite pants quit fitting 5 months ago...at least I have the best of excuses!
    I would imagine that you could get GPS on your iPod. It sounds like you can get pretty much anything:)
    Have fun tonight!

  3. There as app for that! Yep, I don't have the GPS app but I've seen it.

    Please let us know what you think of the movie. Tomorrow is a travel day for us - heading to the great Pacific Northwest. But we plan on several movies while we're there.

  4. You sound very busy these days DJ! Well, same here, I'm keeping up with all your blogs, I may be late at times, but I'll make sure I'll always be here. Well as I was reading about your "Apple iTouch", I am pretending that I am not reading it hahaha, okay I'll spill it. I AM ENVIOUS LOL! It's one thing that I am still saving for!

    I noticed that every Christmas season, most people gain a pound or two. Parties keep on coming and I can't help but forget about dieting! Um that's okay, anyway after the holidays, I will have 11 months to stay fit.


  5. I knew you would figure out the iPod. It is a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy the movie. I have heard good things about it.

  6. Now I'm wishing Brian DID ruin my ipod when he changed the battery! I forgot about ibird! My ipod is so old I can't put anything but songs and podcasts on it and I've always wanted to bird call ID program....might have to plan an oops with it in the toilet or something so I can get an itouch :)

  7. This seems to be a fantastic market !! I would love to take a tour of this place some day !!

  8. My god, you're going to starve without that farmers' market! How will you survive my dear?
    Blessings, Star

  9. I am still trying to figure out my old phone and I don't text either...some day I know I will have to get one with more apps, but for now, my simple phone fits my simple lifestyle. ha


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