One Saturday Morning.

Today was one of those relaxed Saturday mornings.  My hubby D and I decided to head downtown to one of our favorite coffee shops.  He got his usual double Espresso with a little hot water on top (aka an Italiano) and I got my usual Chaii tea latte with soy.  We sat outside and soaked up the warm September sun and just talked about our kids, and about life, and about memories and dreams.  For us, taking time this way, is essential to re-charge our batteries, replenish our souls, and re-group after a busy work week.  The three R's.
                          Then we headed up to the local Farmer's Market.

We met one of our favorite young adult friends and chatted with her for a while.  She was waiting for her sister who was dressed as a tomato, advertising the 
up- coming Tomato Festival.  I love that we usually meet someone we know even though we live in a city of 90 K.  

There is the tomato girl!!

We bought a big bag of organic veggies and some fruit.

Squash, Potatoes, Kale, Chard, Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, Pears and Peaches.
I love buying local.  I feel good about that.  It is one small thing I can do to make the world a better place.

And today at the Farmer's Market, there was a book sale.  I found some treasures that I am pretty excited about.  

Five Ezra Jack Keats books.  Published in the 60's he features Peter, a 
young boy, with real life little boy issues.  I love the illustrations where Keats strives to reveal the beauties of New York (his words).  I love the splashes of bright color, the water color effect and the torn paper art style he uses so effectively.

And I also found a couple of Astrid Lindgren books, also written in the 60's, with gorgeous illustrations that draw you into the story.  You feel the cold of the winter night and the cozy, warmth of the farmhouse kitchen.   I think this one of the Tompten and the Fox would make a fun wet-felted story mat.  

Christmas in the Stable is a gentle introduction to a Christian Christmas.  It is about a Mother telling her daughter about a Christmas that happened long ago and far away but as if it were happening in their own stable.  I am so happy to have found this gem.

All in all a great morning!

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