Saturday, July 21, 2012

Rescued

Last week, while my aging automobile was being repaired at the dealership, my cousin Jan rescued me from the inane and insistent television they have installed in their waiting room and drove me out to Point Reyes Station for a late breakfast and a poke through the shops. 


(If I may be permitted a little rant here, what's with the TVs-in-every-bar-restaurant-and-waiting-room craze? Have we become a society where we must be entertained with visual images every single moment of the day? I was, quite literally, the only one who had a book to read - everyone else was either in thrall to the most obnoxious morning show it has ever been my displeasure to be subjected to, or on their cell phones talking loudly, or deeply engrossed in their smart phones, fingers flying over the keys. It pretty much defined "hell" for me.)


Okay, enough of that. 


The weather promised to be hot as blazes away from the coast, so PRS seemed like a good choice, situated as it is at the head of Tomales Bay. As you know, we are seriously tight for cash right now and the $900 repair estimate didn't make me feel good about buying anything in those shops. But Jan treated us to a nice breakfast at the Pinecone, complete with an indulgent mocha milkshake that we shared so as not to be utterly abandoned into gluttony, and checked out most of the little shops along the main street. 


As we went in to Toby's I noticed some gorgeously colorful bouquets for sale. Another time, I'd have bought one to bring home. As it was, I stopped to admire, drinking in all that color and those various shapes. Instead of buying them, I took their picture to share with you today.


Isn't summer a grand time of year to be rescued?

6 Comments:

Blogger katiez said...

Sounds like a lovely day - other than that waiting room thing. We're not subjected to that. Probably because there are rarely waiting rooms.... Usually just a chair somewhere.
Totally understand about the looking / not buying. We're doing the same.

Saturday, July 21, 2012  
Blogger katiez said...

Forgot - really pretty flowers!

Saturday, July 21, 2012  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Katiez, nice to see you here again. I thought the flowers were glorious, too.

Sunday, July 22, 2012  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

A little thrifty living is not only possible, it's fun. Cranky and lived solely on my unemployment after I got fired and he took a leave of absence from his job.
I hope it goes well for you.
Like, grow your own flowers from seed packets. Good luck!

Sunday, July 22, 2012  
Blogger Greg said...

Ouch~! Prices these days. Pt. Reyes is a perfect get a way spot and is amazingly photogenic.

Sunday, July 22, 2012  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, I'm already recognizing the benefits of this new lifestyle. I may kvetch a bit but I'm recognizing that we are seriously fortunate in many non-monetary ways.

Greg, yes, and taking pictures doesn't cost us anything in these days of digital photography. Awesome.

Sunday, July 22, 2012  

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