I woke up this morning to another incredible clear skies and sunshine, with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read.
Instead, I had volunteered to run the bookstore this afternoon for my friend Terri while she and her husband in the east coast.
Who would have thought, by helping a friend, brought unexpected reward.
Imagine my surprise when I closed up shop (must remember to flip the sign tomorrow!)
and saw D.J. Wade Fagen setting up
for FLASHBACK CRUZ, annual classic car show/parade
over 400 Classic’s vehicles on display, from 8 a.m to 10 p.m.–for all vehicles 1974 and older–in Drake Park
hosted by Central Oregon Classic Chevy Club.
There is always something fun happening in Bend, Oregon.
Central Oregon is home to a variety of year-round events from sporting and recreational festivities.
If you haven’t been to my neck of the woods, just come on over 😀
There is always a surprise and delight
just right around the corner
that will keep your heart warm for a long time!
Some days, when struggling through the oppressive heat and humidity of a high desert summer, I fanaticize about cold weather.
When stifling temperature is exceeded only by spirit-crushing humidity level and the simple act of walking from the house to downtown leave me looking like the half-mad, sweat-streaked survivor of an Asian walk-a-bout gone horribly wrong,
I have to fight the urge to pack up and move to the deep woods of the rocky mountains, anywhere that might provide a bit of relief from the God-forsaken hot box here in August. Funny though, now think back of those seven months of cold winter I just endured, August isn’t quite so horrible after all.
A glorious early-August glimpses of summer…sleeping with the windows open…the general sense of health and well-being that comes with being not too cold…and all of the wonderful things it brings…
I’ll soak it all in and feel just a bit of more appreciation for home.
Though my poor soles have taken some major beating from the long walk to downtown and back home, I won’t do it any other way.
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…)