Tuesday, September 8, 2009
a moment of thankfulness....
(the hawt missus, c'est moi, a boatload of horses at the Cornell stables, and Spike)
The 2nd Tuesday of the month bagels at my 2nd favorite bakery are on sale, and their coffee is superb, so I figure with the sale the missus gets a free capuccino, and although I have made bagels, it is really one of those things better purchased. I am NOT THAT good a baker.
The best thing about this bakery, other than local and full of good treats for vegetarians, and other than the fact that our buddy Eva would usually join us except first day of school for the kids, is that Cornell has some of its horses stabled across the way. You sit there and watch hundreds of horses playing around. Some of them are the polo ponies....you heard me right: Cornell has a polo team and a huge indoor (our weather is pretty wet and ugly for about 9-10 months a year) polo field and its all across from this joint.
ANYWAY, I got home and, keep in mind the folks next door run a newspaper:
It was a little sad. An old rattle trap car pulled in and a new guy got out next door. His first day as a delivery guy. Then I saw he had a nice young wife and baby. They looked like a really nice and earnest family, but the whole time they were next door the baby was crying and
a) on the one hand you could say isn't it nice a delivery job means they can spend the day together?
b) on the other hand, they kinda reminded me of Grapes of Wrath :(
Hard working people having a tough time of it. And I don't know if delivery jobs is the way to keep an old car healthy.
Sorry, it makes me kinda sad, and super aware, as I put away our NICE and organic groceries after fahting around at the bakery, and begin to finish vases with frogs etc, that I am SO LUCKY.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 1:33 PM