It all started early.
A quick work out at the gym at 8:00 am
A good brisk walk on a sunny clear day at 9:15 am.
Then it's time to shower and clean up.
But not today.
My walking partner needed some Farmer Sausage,
so I told her where we could dash to a local farmers market,
dressed in disguise...and pick up a few items.
We drove along smiling because we were on a mission.
We stopped and picked up our Rempel's Farmer Sausage, Vereneki and Noodles.
We are definitely planning in advance for the weekend.
Isn't that what Menno's do?
At the counter, I was busy chatting it up, about Rempel's Farmer Sausage,
and she began telling me about this website on-line with great recipes.
I said, "Oh, do you have your own website with recipes?"
"I'm always looking for new recipes."
She timidly looks at me and mumbles something about Mennonite Girls.
My walking partner points a finger straight at me...and says,
"She's one of them."
The clerk then proceeds to share her favorite MGCC recipe,
" Corn Chowder, made by Marg."
By now my face is all shades of red.
I'm wearing my toque, heavy jacket, workout clothes...
and my face was left at home.
I started apologizing for my appearance,
but then on the other hand I thought,
"That's who, I really am."
We all know how to dress for GLOBAL TV, or for THE PROVINCE,
or cooking classes, or interviews,
but when you really get down to it,
sometimes, most times, most of us are plain ordinary women.
I'm hoping the MGCC group will forgive me for a misrepresentation.
It's like the old saying goes....
"Don't be surprised if sometime, somewhere, someplace when you least expect it, someone steps up to you and says, smile! You're on Candid Camera"
Meanwhile, my birthday's coming up this weekend...
Does it really matter?
I'm celebrating my last year of a decade!
Red-necked or not, it's my day to call the shots!
Celebrations have begun!