Here Comes the Sun

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photograph by Melissa Placzek

My brain is overflowing with ideas today and wouldn’t let my body sleep in. The idea of a French press got me to my feet at about 5:00 AM. Is there any better motivator than coffee?

It’s suppose to get up to 70 degrees here in Minnesota today. I’m figuring if I plan it right I can do a few hours of editing and then reward myself with a walk downtown. I just bought the mp3 of “The Sound of the Smiths,” and put it on my iPod, so that will be my background music this weekend. Bliss.


Maybe I’ll waltz through a few of my favorite thrift stores and see what there is to see, and then rest at a sidewalk cafe…order an iced tea with lemon and read a book of Neruda poems. Of course, I’ll bring a notebook along in case inspiration strikes.

The Red Wing Farmer’s Market is slowly awakening and I’m thinking I need a new bike with a basket. I love the idea of riding up to the market early on a Saturday morning and buying flowers and bread. Wouldn’t a bike basket be handy?  We’re also planning on a couple day trips to Welch Village via the Cannon Valley Trail. We’ll have lunch at one of our favorite little ‘hideaway’ restaurants,  The Trout Scream Cafe, and then head back to Red Wing. A fun, 15 mile trek. I want a touring bike with flowers painted on it…I think this beauty fits the description:


How will you spend your Friday? What’s inspiring you today?


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  3 comments for “Here Comes the Sun

  1. Sandy
    May 14, 2010 at 8:06 am

    First cup of coffee…Chin Deep with Melissa….Groceries…Wholesale fruit…aprons for shops…and that pretty much takes care of my Friday.

    My trip to the Farmer’s Market would be about 4 miles in town or around on the river road…Hey! I am lucky on the bike I get out of the driveway and around the block…Take Care….

  2. May 14, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Sounds like a fabulous day! ooh, I found another potentially ‘dangerous’ vintage fabric site… My wish list is already about 40 items long… xo

  3. Sandy
    May 14, 2010 at 10:27 am

    A couple of years ago I submitted an child’s apron to Warm Biscuit, New York and the only thing wrong was my bow on the chenille pocket didn’t seem to hold-up to their standards…They were ready to order several aprons for distribution in the catalog. I had an idea that would possibly happen. After some thought on the idea to submit again I decided to forget it as too many aprons of one style and fabric to do at one time….and not enough money to pay for fabric and time…Although, I am not making millions now but I like those one-of-a-kind aprons for adults and kids…I have used their fabric that they display, but purchase at a different site at a lower price…XO

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