This morning I woke Glen up and told him he needed to be ready to leave by 9:30 in the am.
He had no idea why, and I wasn't about to tell him.
I'd made plans for the whole day, unbeknownst to him.
In true Glenco fashion he said 'I'll try not to ruin your day.'
For those of you that don't know us in 'real life' - Glen is pretty much my polar opposite. I'm hyper - he's mellow. I get excited over everything, it takes a lot to impress him - I'm talky, he's quiet.
I had spontaneous fits of clapping and giddyness as I packed our lunch.
It may or may not have been the 'Bacon Lover's' Dietz and Watson turkey lunchmeat.
I got a bit gussied up.
I put on the necklace.
I only put on the necklace when I'm going somewhere - like a funeral, a wedding - or to see blogging friends.
It's not a fancy necklace, it's just somewhat fashionable - and that word is usually not used in the same sentence as my name.
We went to church y'all.
Glenco was quite surprised.
In a long drawn out story that I shant share here, I haven't gone to church in about seven years.
|photo from indianalaw.com|
After church, we parked at the Square and had our lunch.
I'm cheap like that - and I like my food better than most restaraunts.
I find no pleasure in spending $25 on a mediocre lunch.
None - in like zero.
Did I mention the Bacon Lover's Turkey?
Did I mention the Peanut Butter Banana Bread??
|photo by Cooking Light|
Law - this stuff was good.
It's from Cooking Light - so it's semi-healthy.
There's even flaxseed meal in there.
Our next stop was the Barker Mansion in Michigan City, Indiana.
It's a mansion built in 1857 by a local millionaire industrialist.
One thing Glenco and I share is a love of old homes.
38 rooms of opulence.
Unfortunately we were unable to go in all of them.
And - unbeknownst to me - we weren't allowed to take photos either.
I got two before a post-menopausal woman stopped me dead in my tracks.
My first thought was that she needed moisturizer.*
After two minutes with the woman, I realized that she needed more than that - yea, her very soul needed moisturizer.
This was the butler's kitchen, and the spot I was busted.
I was so determined to show you photos of the interior that I kept taking pictures, with my camera hanging down....
Great shot huh? Nice sleeve.
After a couple of gas station coffee's and a quick stop at a thrift store (Glenco likes thrifting too - he's just not really aware of it yet) - we were on the way to the next stop.
I really wanted to see 'True Grit' today - but don't you know - Glenco wasn't feelin' it.
And afterall, it was 'Glenco's Day' - so I didn't push the issue - although now I'm reallllly wishing we'd have gone.
Can I just say how happy I am that Jeff Bridges is enjoying a comeback?
I've loved him since 'Jagged Edge'.
So here I sit in this drafty old house, wrapped up in afghans, snuggling with a little banty chicken and typing away to you. Glen has 'The Lawrence Welk Show' on, and I know it's just to get a rise out of me.
Dear Lord, I hope it's for that reason, and not that we've crossed that invisible line of oldness where we'd rather be in the house with chickens and blankets and Lawrence Welk than out among the English watching a movie.
* Tomorrow I will be speaking at the Lowell Garden Club - held at the Lowell Library - on Natural Skin Care - or 'Skin Care from the Kitchen' - at 6:30pm.
Would be great to meet some local blog readers!