Domestic tranquilty with post 116..

We had a typical suburban day here in the South Jersey. Maybe not typical for people with children under the age of 18 or 19. Those people, and we were recently one of them, spent the day running here and there with their children.  We had a slow start to the day, breakfast at 10 am. After breakfast we goofed off (maybe I goofed off), and then went downtown for the annual Fall Festival. In most years in the past, the Fall Festival was a big deal. This year is seemed kind of subdued. The number of vendors was down, the  crowd seemed full of people with young children. There were not too many politicians. Usually whomever is running is there to press the flesh. The Republican, Democrats and the Tea Party were all absent.

The town build a new gazebo over the lake in town. We went to take a look. They did a pretty nice job on the building. Our tax dollars at work. I mentioned to my DW that the gazebo would be a nice place to get married. She replied that I was not going to be needing that any time soon. I said “Would you marry me again in the gazebo?” Pregnant pause, breathe, Yes dear, I would she said. Hmmm, pretty long pause. We both got a chuckle out of that conversation, nothing negative ment by it. I think I caught her off guard. She may have been thinking that I was thinking about a second marriage, not renewing the current marriage. Life certainly is funny. 

We tried the clam chowder from one of the local restaurants, it was pretty good. It was a little to early in the day for the beer truck. So we left and headed north on Route 9 towards our favorite seafood store to get some crab meat to make crab cakes for dinner.  We stopped at Bruno’s Italian Deli for a sandwich for lunch and for potato salad. They make excellent sandwiches that are piled high and taste really good. We continued up Route 9 and when we got to Waretown we saw a sign tha the first aid squad was selling soup as a fund-raiser. We stopped in and each had a bowl of soup. I had Turkey chile with jalapenos and my DW had Chicken Noodle Soup.  All the food was home-made by the Ladies Auxiliary. After soup we got our crabmeat, some stone crab claws and headed home.

While we were at the festival we purchased auction tickets to benefit the high school field hockey team. We won two baskets. One was coffee and tea items, mugs and such. The other was a Christmas basket with some jewelry. A field hockey parent dropped the baskets off at our house. College football ruled the afternoon. Clemson is on a roll. It has been quite a long time since they have had a season like this. The LSU game should have been close, but LSU ran away with the game in the second half.

Dinner was crab cakes, stone crabs and zucchini from the garden. The one zucchini plant that I thought was a cucumber plant keeps producing fruit. The left over green tomatoes continue to ripen on the table on the back porch. My horoscope (which excels at being wrong) said I should have something sweet tonight or relax in the hot tub. I did turn the hot tub up last night before the high school football game hoping to get in last night. After this blog, we are going for a dip.

The picture of the day is from 2005 when DS3 was in 6 th grade. He played the police officer in Guys and Dolls. Enjoy!


Guys and Dolls 2005

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. john davitt (@johndavittwx)
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 08:27:01

    Sounds like a good Saturday in Mayberry


  2. Christina
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 16:49:38

    Great day in South Jersey -yahoo!


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