Normally my response to anyone's spur-of-the-moment invite would have been, "Sorry, I can't. I have too much work to do,"because I always do, but since it was my sweet sister and it was beautiful outside and she wanted to buy a few of my books so I said, "Yes!" I think my answer shocked Cindy because there was a moment of silence. Then we decided on when and where to meet.
When I told Tone about meeting Cindy in Fredericksburg he told me his concerns about me getting lost while he helped me pack up the many books that he would mail out today. The last books I gift-wrapped were for Cindy and that is when I realized that I needed to take a pair of scissors with me so she could cut the pink ribbon and look at my book, so I grabbed these scissors and put them into my purse.
"Why did you bring scissors?" She asked with a laugh.
"For protection," I said. "You'll need them to cut the ribbon. After the ribbon cutting I put my old pair of Fiskars back inside my purse as Cindy complimented me on my book. Then we took off for the famous Willow City Loop which was less than twelve miles away, to shoot some pretty Bluebonnets and other beautiful flowers.
Before we even got out of the Fredericksburg City Limits we got lost and had to pull off to the side of the road and we started laughing because this always happens to us. "Don't worry, Nance," Cindy said. "I've got maps and our Garmin GPS. And, we've got plenty of water." As Cindy hunted for a Texas map I pulled my scissors out of my purse.
"And I've got my scissors to protect us," I joked. "And I can shoot anyone who approaches us with my camera." Finally, when we realized that we were on the right road we took off again. When we turned onto the Willow City Loop there was a lot of stop and go traffic because of all of the tourists taking roadside pictures and every time we stopped and went, something on the back seat floor would roll back and forth and make a strange noise. "What is that noise?" I asked. Cindy started laughing.
"Oh, it's a big jar of calcium pills that I bought this morning, so I could write a check for some cash. And it is a really big jar! They were on sale and..."
As we caught up with each others news, admired the beautiful flowers and laughed non-stop, the pills in the jar continued to roll back and forth behind me on the floor and it would make us laugh. On our way back to Fredericksburg I asked Cindy how she pronounced the word herb because I wanted to know if she pronounced it with the "h" being silent like I do.
We burst out laughing when she mispronounced it with the "h" being silent. Then we talked about whether it was Mom's fault for mispronouncing things or if we were taught that in school in Fort Worth. Then I told her about my friends Herb and Karen and mispronouncing his name.
We ate lunch outside at the Altdorf restaurant and we laughed throughout our meal. And the food was delicious and I highly recommend it
Y'all have a great evening!