Last night my sister was in town; together we attended a talk by Kent Nerburn. He is an author, and I am a big fan. He wrote Neither Wolf Nor Dog, which is one of my all-time favorite books. His sequel to that book has just come out. It's called The Wolf at Twilight. He read from it last night, and then signed books. I'm busy reading it today, and it's another awesome experience.
Today I attended a bazaar/art fair at my former church. I love their bazaar. It's really a big shindig, lots of great stuff and great food. I always consider it my official start to Christmas shopping. What could be better.. fair trade stuff, one-of-a-kind treasures by local artists, great shopping! And surprise of surprises, Kent Nerburn was there with his sisters, selling his books and native-made items. What a fun surprise to see him two days in a row! And he remembered me from the previous night.
The one and only picture I took at the bazaar... they are making lefse right on the spot and selling it for immediate consumption. How's that for groovy?
Here you see my new book, and a purse I bought for myself. I can't show you anything else, because it was all Christmas gifts for people who might read my blog... well, except for an apple pie. After the bazaar I stopped over at my in-laws' place for pie. Charles and Bubba had gone to pick up in-laws' new sofa. They were just delivering it when I got there; we helped arrange furniture, muddled around, ate some lunch, and then had apple pie and ice cream for dessert. Yummy yum yum!
I left to get my hair worked on by a professional. Now I'm glamorous again. (guffaw!)
I hope to spend the rest of the evening reading and relaxing, and the same for tomorrow (after church), with a little sewing thrown into the mix. A good weekend has a few things to do, and most of the time set aside for relaxing. That's what I have in mind. How about you? Are you enjoying your weekend, including some real time off?