We can call this a Scattered Saturday or a Slacker Saturday, but I am composing this at the keyboard while I sip red wine, half look at a Vincent Price movie I DVR’d last month, and wait for Steven to get home.
I am paying very slack attention to this movie, because it is not one of his best. It was made in the ’70s, when horror movies were becoming more gross, nasty and, well, mean. They were more about dispatching as many victims as possible in the most disgusting fashions that could be devised. Soon after came the slasher flicks, with more blood and less imagination. Oh, I know, many people adore such things. I live for the cheese factor and try to avoid anything that will turn my stomach. I may watch this one again sometime and write about it, though, so I shall say no more at present.
In my quest to return to normalcy (as normal as I can get, at any rate), I wanted to go running this morning. It was some 30 degrees out, so I ran in place on the mini-tramp, while watching Phantom of the Opera, the original, silent version. For me, this is the best way to watch a silent movie. When I’m sitting crocheting or knitting, I take my eyes off the screen too often. I did not get through the entire movie, but I hope to run again tomorrow.
Later in the morning, I took a drive to Little Falls. I went to the Winter Farmer’s Market, which is not yet in full swing. Still, I chatted up the vendors that were there and took a few pictures, so perhaps I can do a full post on that tomorrow, in lieu of Wrist to Forehead Sunday. I also walked through Paca Gardens. I would really like to purchase some of their socks, among other things. I wanted to stop at Fall Hill Bead and Gems, but they were not yet open.
Coming back to Herkimer, I hung out at my house till Steven came home from lunch. I like to have even a short visit with my honey. I did not mention that I had taken Spunky for a walk before heading to Little Falls. Well, I did, and I took him out again shortly after Steven returned. Then I drove to Ilion. Before leaving Herkimer, I stopped in at Valley Wine and Liquors, because I thought they were having a wine tasting. After sampling three red wines, I bought a dry blend.
In Ilion, I visited Earthly Matters, where I bought myself a pair of earrings. I just couldn’t resist them. Then I went to Cornerstone Consignments, where I chatted with the clerk about how some of the books were categorized “Male.” From there, I stopped in at New 2 You Consignments, where I found two Taylor Caldwell paperbacks. Score! At least, I think it’s a score. I know my mom used to read Taylor Caldwell. I can’t remember if I read anything by her or if I liked it if I did. I’ll soon find out.
I made a quick stop at Ilion Wine & Spirits before heading home. After some indecision I got a bottle of champagne. It is an inexpensive but tasty brand I have had before. I put it in the refrigerator to chill when I got home.
And now I am sipping a glass of the red I got at Valley and have only a vague idea of what is happening in this movie. I think it is the dramatic conclusion. Ooh, yeah, that was pretty dramatic. I won’t tell you about it, though, because I did not include a spoiler alert. I hope you are all having a grand Saturday.