Saturday, May 29, 2010
Happy but loooooong days
I hope everyone is having a nice Memorial Day weekend. I have had to work but I have also enjoyed myself immensely. The pictures are from me donating blood and from the barbecue cook off I covered. So many details, so little time.
On Thursday, I did a little happy dance. I got to donate blood. My iron level was perfect. I hate needles and I hate seeing my blood outside of my body. But for a few moments, I was enjoyed seeing my unit of blood. It is moments like these that tells me how important recovery is for me. Not only did I get to donate but I got a story out of it as well.
Later that evening, there was a car accident and a storm. I love being a reporter but I decided a long time ago where the line was between the story and my personal safety. I watched from the safety of the office as the storm happened and listened to the scanner. A lot of trees down and power lines but no was hurt. However, the ferris wheel for the carnival fell down. Would have loved to have had that picture but once again, I value my life.
On Friday, I got tour a correctional insitution. I was the only female and got stared at quite a bit. Having those prison gates and barbed wire close behind me was quite unnerving. Instead of my usual Friday night Criminal Minds marathon, I put on a pretty dress and went to a chamber of commerce event. It was part work and part social for the barbecue cookoff at the lake. The Lake is sooooo beautiful. I have been giving some serious thought of ditching the motel and heading there. But that’s another story. Anyway, Friday was a night of accomplishments. First, I ate a sub sandwich outside. I have issues with mayo. For some reason, I don’t like to eat mayo unless someone else puts it on a sandwich. I did it myself. And it was delicious.
For most of the night, I interviewed pig cookers and other folks. I am not a barbecue person. And the thought of eating brought out some ED thoughts.
I stayed at D’s house. She lives at the Lake. Beautiful home, good fellowship--couldn’t have asked for a better Friday night.
I got up this morning (Saturday) and had to cover a yard sale, the barbecue cookoff and a summer carnival. I had a ham biscuit and some orange juice and got down to work.
The yard sale was fun. And get this, I brought a black Hermes bag. A Hermes bag for a $1 in great condition. I thought I was going to faint when I found it. Everything at this yard sale was for a $1 or less. Good stuff. Then I mention a Hermes bag for a $1.
Next, at the barbecue cookoff, I walked around for three hours talking to more people and sampling barbecue. Yes, I sampled barbecue and liked it. It is all in the sauce. And no sample was alike. By the time, I left the event, I was stuffed. I admit I had a few ED thought but overall, I’m okay.
I stopped the office to check in with my editor. And then, it was off to the carnival. More fun and some great photos. And I brought some chili cheese fries and some lemonade to take back to the office. I wrote two stories and downloaded a bunch of photos. I am tired but happy because I got a Hermes bag for a $1.
1. I own a Hermes bag.
2. It was one of the best food days I have had in a longtime.
3. I got to donate blood. I helped three people.
at May 29, 2010
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