I lost track of time this week...
...and ended up in Florida on a mini vacation at my folks' house just outside of Tampa. Whoops, that came fast.
Mom, the twelve year-old and I went antiquing in Tarpon Springs today. Antique stores are always a good eye opener for me, considering I am used to spending less than $8 on a full outing at local thrift stores. I wish I could remember all the cool stuff I saw. More than once I thought of a friend or two at home who would flip over something so perfectly retro. There was a fantastic mid-century booth in one of the shops that blew my mind. It had one of those stereo systems that looked like it was from the future with it's white plastic egg-shaped body and curvy stand. We picked up a bright orange vinyl wallet complete with notepad and pen for my middle-schooler. It reminded me of those little plastic envelope 'purses' that came with Barbies back in the day.
That particular district is very Greek, so we ate well. Everything smelled so good and the people were friendly and warm. The 12yo decided she liked baklava very much, indeed.
Miss America Party pics and review will have to wait until ourreturn. I'm still waiting on some photos from the others (ahem); it wouldn't be right to just post pics of the others when I know you'd love to see my preggo belly in an evening gown.
It sounds like my friends in KC will have decent weather this weekend, so here's so sunshine and skipping outdoors sans parkas for us all. What a treat.