How to cap off a day

So, what do you do with yourself after a full and productive day of processing 17 lbs. of freshly picked broccoli?  One would think I’d take myself out to the deck, put my feet up, and enjoy a relaxing evening.  But no, there is no rest for the wicked.  Instead of putting my feet up, I put on my dancing shoes (ok, they were really flip-flops).  M and I went to Akron for some brews, food, a little time and conversation with friends, and a concert at Lock 3.

We started our evening by meeting some friends at 69 Taps.  It was a nice, summery kind of evening.  Not too hot or humid.  Perfect for sitting on the patio.

Normally there is not an empty seat to be found on the patio when the weather is so nice.  I’m not sure where everyone got to.  Perhaps they were already over at Lock 3.  Perhaps they were at the Akron Aeros game.  Summertime brings fewer university students to the Akron bars, too, which makes it kind of nice for us old folks who want to sit on the patio.

We moved over to the Barley House for dinner, then we parted ways with our friends as they headed home and we went to Lock 3 for a little peace, love, and happiness with Buckwheat Zydeco.  (If you’re unfamiliar with Buckwheat Zydeco, check this out.  It’s sure to get you movin’.)

It was nice to see a good crowd there.  We’ve been to a few Lock 3 concerts where not many people showed up (usually due to rainy weather prior to the show).

The show started soon after we arrived.  We brought lawn chairs but didn’t spend much time in them.  You just can’t sit through zydeco music.  I’m pretty sure it’s impossible.

It was an energetic show that ended all too soon.  We had a great time.  I can’t remember the last time I danced that much.

In other news…


I see the NaBloPoMo theme for the month of August is GREEN.  In case you didn’t get the newsletter:

Hey, bloggers! The theme for August is GREEN. I hope this will open up some doors for the gardeners, painters, and photographers amongst us, as well as those with other green planetary thoughts to share.

I’m not sure I’ll be able to post every day in August but I’m going to give the theme a try.  Regular visitors to Life in the Bogs know I already covered the subject of Green (green, green grass) in my Color Series over at Bountiful Healing.

Green should be an easy theme, for the most part.  But then again, I thought the same when it came to the “Look Up” theme.  It’s not that it was difficult in and of itself.  It was trying to do different things with it (and stay away from the same-old-same-old cloud shots) that made it challenging.

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14 Comments on “How to cap off a day”

  1. Kathy says:

    Admiring your energy for going out after that full, full, full day of processing brocoli! You win an award for just opening the door and going out! I got that memo about NaBloPoMo, too. However, the thought of posting every day just makes me tired right now. Been there, done that. However I am delighted when anyone decides to meet the challenge! And someday, again, I might as well. By the way, like all your photos but the one with the stacked glasses somehow speaks to me. Whenever I have a glass of wine or two, I get really creative. 🙂

    • Robin says:

      Kathy: lol! It’s amazing how a little alcohol can bring out the creativity. There was something about the light hitting the stacked glasses that enticed me to take the picture. But it could have been the beer inspiring me. 😉

      I’m not sure I will post every day as this month is looking pretty full. It’s the theme that interested me so I’ll see what I can do with it.

  2. Marcie says:

    Looks like it was a fun time!!! Such gorgeous colors in these images!!!

  3. Bo Mackison says:

    Yay for all that broccoli, and glad it didn;t slow you down. Music worth showing up for!

  4. cismonok says:

    Wish I could have been there for the concert! Good to see you again, though. Dinner was great. I agree with the broccoli blanching comment – time consuming, but worth it. It is hard not to eat the stuff before freezing it though.. 🙂

    Take care, and have a nice trip! See ya soon.

    C (a.k.a. the PL)

    • Robin says:

      Too bad you couldn’t, Cismonok. It was fun.

      How much of the broccoli did you eat? I’m pretty sure I ate at least a quart of the stuff throughout the day. Possibly more.

  5. Kala says:

    Nom Nom Nom – I love munching on broccoli.

  6. Your relaxing night out with friends after a long day sounds wonderful. You seem to have a whole lot of local entertainment in the area you live in.

    I’m growing broccoli and have the first vege shoots starting. I won’t have enough to blanch and freeze, but will enjoy bringing it in, cooking it and eating it straight away, freshly picked. 🙂

  7. jenna says:

    I’ve seen Buckwheat before – good show.

    That little girl looks like you 🙂


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