After a pretty horrid few weeks, I had a couple days this weekend to actually enjoy.
On Saturday Scott & I went to see "The Help", which we enjoyed very much. Great acting, interesting characters - at over two hours, the movie still seemed short. And of course, going to lunch and then to the movies doesn't take much energy or effort, which is a good thing.
On Sunday we broke out the scooter and hied ourselves to the Great Minnesota Get-Together - in other words, the MN State Fair. We watched the equestrian competitions, we watched the lumberjack competitions, we saw Sean Emery do his Schtick On A Stick, and of course I spent a reasonable amount of time looking at the quilts and knitting and lace and beading and felting and crocheting and sculpting and glass.
We are old, and my system is messed up by chemo, so we didn't eat the junk food that we would have gorged on in Olden Times - over the 6.5 hours we were there, we split a sandwich, a bag of mini-donuts, a little Lingonberry Lefse roll with Swedish Meatballs... and we each had our own frozen apple cider pop from the Agriculture Building. That was it.
But thanks to my scooter, a grand time was had by all ('all' being two of us). We recommend that you go, too, if you can. But get there early if you want a parking space close to the fairgrounds - there's plenty of 'Park & Ride' lots, but the Fairground lots are being taken up by Light Rail construction materials, so parking is at a premium and even at 7am we had a lot of trouble parking within five blocks or so of the nearest ticket booth.