Thursday, August 9, 2018



Today was what I’d call a ‘partial rain day’.  The morning was cloudy and dry, but the afternoon had several downpours.  None of it was heavy in our area.  Hopefully, other parts of our province are drying out a bit.

This week’s ‘Zany Day’ song has been around many times, but it’s still fun.  Apparently inspired by a child’s drawing.
“Cellophane flowers of yellow and green, towering over your head.  Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes and she’s gone.  __ __ __ __ __ __, __ __ __ __ __ __, __ __ __ __ __ __.  Ahh.  Sometimes initials are just initials.

This morning, after coffee and roti at The Wanderer, we went on a Talat adventure.  Inside the market is like going to another city.  The maze of shops and vendors is mind-boggling.  When one thinks of a shop, one thinks of a place you walk into through a door.  Almost all of the ‘shops’ in the talat are three-sided affairs, with a table across the front.  There are some that you can step into, over merchandise, and some that are just a table in the walkway.  Today we wandered through what I call ‘Bag Alley’, where vendors all sell bags of every configuration.  One sells purses, another sells waist bags, others sell shoulder bags, etc.  While we were there, a cooking tour came through and the Thai woman who conducted it explained the difference in how to cook jasmine rice and sticky rice.  Apparently they were going to be cooking rice in their class later today.  We both came out with new bags.  Luckily, I remembered how to get back to the main ‘streets’ and we were able to leave the market without getting lost.

On the way home we stopped at the nursery to look at ‘paving stones’.  There is a place in the yard where there is very little sunlight.  Grass will not grow and during the rainy season, it turns into a muddy mess.  That’s one of the drawbacks of having lots of trees that eventually grow together.  We found what we wanted that will provide secure footing when the weather is bad.   

Today’s photo was taken in traffic yesterday.  This type of tour bus has been the subject of much debate and we were under the impression that they had been banned.  They have been involved in many accidents, due to their top heavy nature, especially when full.  Seeing one on the street was a surprise.

This evening I went to the dentist to have a consultation about a tooth that lost part of it’s crown.  Dr. Cheewan had already consulted with a technician on ways to solve the problem and he should have my bridge back on Saturday, with alterations that will let me chew in peace.  Imagine, going to the dentist and having no pain.  How nice.

Have a Thrilling Thursday.


“When one must, one can.”
~Charlotte Whitton

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