If you are looking at snow, I am sure you don’t want to see this post.
If you are making a pot of chili in the kitchen just to keep warm next to the heat….I don’t think you will want to read this post.
Perhaps you don’t want to hear about me singing Donna Fargo’s “I’m The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.”on Saturday as I drove with my top down….
(Perhaps I should clarify…the top down on my convertible on a beautiful sunshiny day)
Continuing….(here are the words to what I was singing)
“Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world
It’s a skippidity do da day
I’m the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A.”
I really don’t want to make you wish you were on a tropical island instead of where you are ….
I just want to share my joy and my early Saturday morning with you.
You are my friends and I love you!
Picture this…. a
middle age…older woman with kinda-spikey red hair, driving down the street, singing at the top of her lungs knowing that the most plentiful and beautiful of Farmer’s Markets awaits her and her natural and eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags.
Yep! That would be me along with my large unsweetened paper cup of iced tea from my friendly drive-thru.
Even that was almost a challenge for me to remain in a great and happy mood.
You see, I went through the drive through…(and you know what they do to you in a drive through)…but I was not about to let any negativity ruin my day.
I paid at the first window and drove to the second window with a big grin on my face as I reached for the paper cup and said…“unsweet tea, right?” and the teen-ager at the window said “yes”.
I popped the straw into the cup as I am pulling away from the window…and took a deep gulp of heavily sweetened tea.
Ugh! Gasp! Yuk!
But today was my lucky day.
I had not left the drive through completely and was able to slowly back-up to the window (no cars behind me) and I smiled behind my Foster Grants as I informed the teen-age dude leaning out the pick-up window, that my tea was not unsweet tea.
We exchanged paper cups and with a slight wave of my hand and a big smile…I was on my way again.
Singing…“Shine on me sunshine”…
I pulled into the not too crowded parking lot, giving myself a pat on the back for arriving early, because the tourists or sno-birds had not yet begun to move around and get on the streets.
We locals count on that.
(From November to April or just after Easter!)
Even so, by the time I had made my rounds of all sizes and shapes of fruits, flowers and veggies..(some veggies look like they could be on steroids, just sayin’)..
…..THEY, (the sno-birds), ….were beginning their migration to assemble, as the Farmer’s Market began to get crowded.
I smiled at everyone!!!
No one was going to rain on my parade of happiness,
…..not today…it was a skippidity do da day!
Especially on this most beautiful of days with perfect 74 degree temperatures and only a slight tropical breeze.
I even commented on the beauty of a very, large, brown dog as he kept lunging at my eco-friendly bag of organically grown red and green cabbages, hoping that the taut leash would not snap.
I managed to use my IPhone to take a pic of the dog, safely from the other side of the butternut squash.
(Don’t know why “they” always bring their dogs to the Farmer’s Market, exercise I suppose, but I still kept smiling, knowing that my 5 pound white pom was safely at home where he belonged.)
In the aisle of red, green, yellow and orange sweet bell peppers, I cheerfully explained the pricing to a confused lady from Germany even though I had to explain it twice.
And then I smiled some more as I headed for my car.
You know the kind of smile that makes everyone wonder what you are up to?
Still Singing...”I’m the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A.”
Really, my only purpose was to be happy within myself and spread kindness and love.
I somehow managed to slip sideways the 12 inches between my car door and car seat before sliding into my car and backing out of the parking stall without hitting the huge SUV that had parked way, way to close to my car.
Oh, I was definitely being challenged today, but I would rise above it and keep smiling.
I recently heard Susan Boyle singing the song “It’s a Perfect Day” and her interpretation was so beautifully done, I couldn’t resist adding my own interpretation as I sang it as I drove home with my fruit and veggie bounty.
“Oh, it’s such a perfect day
I’m glad I spent it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on”
Yep! “You just keep me hanging on”!!!
Because this month, my dear friends and readers, is Thanksgiving!
We all know that the cornucopia has become identifiable with this Holiday, and I used one of my dough bowls to display a vignette of my fresh veggies and fruits from the Farmer’s Market visit.
You can do it too….you can keep smiling or make a fresh veggie vignette or you can do both!
Have a great and blessed beginning of your week.
And smile…it really doesn’t hurt at all.