This weekend my-favorite-little-boy-in-the-world had his first sleepover with us. A twenty-two month old boy can really keep things hopping. He gave us a good laugh at dinner last night. We had asparagus from the farmer's market. His little portion was cut up and he enjoyed that. When he was done, he reached over to his Papa's plate and picked up the spears on his plate one at a time, nibbled off the tip and put the stalks back on Papa's plate.
He didn't get much coloring done but he really enjoyed dumping the crayons on the floor. He also had a blast with his new T-ball set.
The farmer's market around here is superlative. It's a mix of farmers and hucksters selling all kinds of fabulous produce, plants, sausage and cheese. The strawberries are starting to come in and I have it on good authority that if you are not at the market very early in the morning - no berries for you.
I stopped by three different estate sales yesterday. Slim pickins, let me tell you. I did buy a few things, mostly dishes, but there were no good textiles, sewing equipment or books. Maybe I'm getting too fussy in my old age.
One thing I've been cogitating is buying a Kindle. My daughter has one. My friend Mags has one. They both like them a lot. Here is what gives me pause; I had a palm pilot when it first came out. Then I attended a conference where I was given the next generation palm pilot. I used both of them, even learning the graffiti you needed to use with the little stylus (which was very easy to lose). I tried to become one with the palm pilot with limited luck. I downloaded a book or two on it and didn't completely enjoy reading from the screen. I also think about how many lovely actual books I can have on the shelf for the price of the Kindle plus the downloading costs. One thing which really annoys me is how quickly the devices we buy become obsolete. The final thing which made me decide to hold off was an article in this week's Time magazine. The article stated that more companies will be getting into the e-book device business soon. That ought to bring the prices down and really enhance the range of choices. So, I'll wait for a few months and see what news Christmas brings us.