I had meant to re-institute Saturday Running Commentary, but I didn’t get right on it soon after my run. Then I did a bunch of other stuff, so I think a Scattered Saturday post is in order. As always, I reserve the right to write about any and all of the activities mentioned at greater length subsequently.
So, the first thing I did was, I drank coffee. Just in the interests of accuracy. However, I managed to get into running clothes and out the door shortly after 7 a.m. I took a long run, an hour and fourteen minutes. I will OWN that Boilermaker! At least, I will run it and finish it on my feet. We’ll call that a win.
Back home and showered (which I am sure everyone who encountered me today appreciated), I wrote post cards. I also go on the computer but just couldn’t settle down to making my blog post. I was feeling icky, tired, and not inclined to do anything. We can’t have that! I could walk to the post office, which I usually do when I write post cards. Then I thought how I wanted to write about Moose River Coffee Shop in Ilion, NY, for Mohawk Valley Living magazine. Writing in cafes is an excellent thing to do. Also, when one has been having trouble writing, as I have, changing one’s surroundings can help.
Accordingly, I decided to get drive to Ilion, stopping first at Herkimer Post office. It took some dithering to come to this decision (I’ve been in that sort of mood lately), but at last I had made my plan. Then I could not find my notebook. What the hell?! Finally I said to myself, “Just pick up a notebook. Any notebook, as long as there are blank pages in it.” Avoiding the TV Journal and my Running Journal, I found a notebook. Fine.
When I walked into the coffee shop, I was immediately greeted. One of my favorite families was there, enjoying coffee and each other’s company. They invited me to join them. I got my coffee and did, mentioning that I had originally come in there to write.
“We’ll be quiet and let you write,” one of the daughters said. I said I would rather visit. We had a lovely visit, and I got a little writing done after they left. Not a lot, I confess. I started a letter to a friend. However, since I described my surroundings in the letter, I felt it was a rehearsal for my magazine article. Incidentally, that is REALLY good coffee at Moose River.
Next I headed to the Ilion Farmer’s Market at Clapsaddle Farm. I purchased tomatoes and Gouda cheese, and chatted with folk artist Jim Parker and the lady that sells eggs (I don’t know her name; how remiss of me not to ask). Then I went home and did laundry.
My other activities today included a trip to T & J’s Fruits and Vegetables, a wine tasting at Valley Wine and Liquors, and sitting on my deck with a friend. Now I am trying to get my blog post done so I can relax myself some more and wait for my loving husband, Steven, to return from work. I guess I’ve kind of skimped on my latter activities today, but you’ll have that on Scattered Saturday. I hope to give proper shout-outs to the businesses mentioned, and a couple others I’ve patronized in recent days, in upcoming blog posts. As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.