Sunday, September 18, 2011

COUNTRY LIVING FAIR

My good friend Sue had a neck injury and had to cancel going to the CL Fair with me. I decided not to go. Then on Saturday about noon I decided to forge ahead and go alone with a little coaxing from Mr. Cozy. He would have gone with me if I pouted enough. His knee just couldn't handle it and I knew he would not have had fun.
Now if he had know who was there..........Carrie from Cash and Carrie from HGTV......he might have changed his mind. I literally almost ran into her. She had a cute little booth there. Someone was having their picture taken with her. I was right behind her and then someone said, "Are you from that show." Oh my goodness.......I got so excited. I am sure I made a fool out of myself. I pronounced her name wrong....but apologized. I told her I loved her show and her. She is adorable and so friendly.
OKAY now you are thinking this this was the highlight of my day......WRONG, the highlight was meeting these girls in the potty of all things.........MEET Paula and Julia. I followed them to the nearest potty after buying my ticket. I told them that I was following them because I knew where they were going. We went into the museum instead of using the pot- a- lots......I hate those things. We had to get our hands stamped so we could leave the museum. Hmmmmm, that was strange. So when I told them I was following them they turned around and smiled and said that they had just said that I looked like .......you know who......Paula Deen. Well that made me laugh and we started talking. Talking in the lu, a teeny tiny lu.......still better than the pot-a lots. And inside that lu was a lady cleaning with a broom. We are talking a two bun bathroom and I think there were about 4 or 5 in there.
Anyway walking out I mentioned being by myself......they asked me.........so sweet, huh.....if I wanted to look around with them.


We, seriously, had the best time ever. I felt like I knew them forever. We laughed so hard......I will tell you about that later. We liked the same booths. We thought things were overpriced.
Not enough food choices..........thought people dressed all across the board, chatted non-stop with vendors and even the man picking up the trash, hah. We were looking at the books and mags in the Country Living General Store when I realized my purse was not on my shoulder. I wasn't sure if I put it down to look at a book or left it at where we sat to eat. Well Julia took off for the table and Paula was all over the general store. Julia returned to say that they had found my purse and it was at the information center. We were right in front of the center. We found Paula and refocused and the phone rang. Mr. Cozy asking if I lost my purse and told me they called from NJ to tell me it was at the information center. We retreived it and on with the fun. We went to the CL Photo booth. You could have your picture taken and they would email it to you. They wanted you to get the pictures with something you had purchased. Well, all we had purchased was the new FOLK magazine (must say it was autograped by the author)....so we three posed with that. Well, we got to laughing so hard......oh my gosh you should have seen one of the pictures. Then a camera crew appeared and took a picture of the picture. I have no idea where that picture will end up.


The girls called me Paula the whole day. I even would answer to it. Poor Paul Deen would have been so proud, not really.


I will show you in another post what I purchased. It is still in the trunk. That bad boy will stay in there awhile because it was a bear to carry around.....my new friends helped me though.
After about 5 hours I had to head home. My body was aching so bad, wrong shoes, old body. We hugged each other and said we would go to some other shows/fairs together. I had parked really close to the entrance so I scurried on home. I had to get out to get gas on the way home. I could hardly get out of the car.
BUT, I had the best time. I missed about half of the fair......it is definetly a three day event. It was so FUN. I missed you Sue. Next year if I have to come and get you, you are going with me and my new friends, that I met in the bathroom.
























22 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm glad you made some new friends. It's just more fun to have someone to walk around with at fairs like that. I had to laugh at "pot a lot". I've NEVER heard that term. We get laughed at for calling them Johnny Blues.

Jane said...

So glad you got to go and had a good time, including meeting new friends!I know just what you mean about not being able to move after all that walking around!
Jane-Jacksonville

Deserae said...

Sounds like you had a blast at the fair and made new friends....can't beat that!!! What a great day! Can't wait to see what you came home with :o)
~Des

Mary said...

Sounds like you had the best time ever - wish I could have been there with y'all! Can't wait to see what's waiting in the trunk :)

simpledaisy said...

I loved the fair!! I thought is was super fun:) It's fabulous that you made some new friends! How fun:)

Sherri B. said...

It's sounds like you had a wonderful time Paula....I mean Debby, hahaha! I love Country Living Mag., so I am very jealous! xo

Jan said...

Of COURSE you three were MEANT to meet! You ALL had on white shirts! Like you planned it!!!

What a fun and kismet kinda day for all of you. And as you were getting to know one another, I was reading the new CL magazine that just came in the mail. I SO want to decopauge pumpkins now.

How I would have loved to go to that Fair. I can only imagine how great it was!

Can't wait to see what is in your trunk!!

NanaDiana said...

Oh Debbie...or should I say Paula? What a great day you had. Isn't it fun to just have something like that happen? I am so glad you decided to go by yourself? I don't mind doing that so much anymore either. Hope you have a great Sunday night- xo Diana

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very FUN!!! Nice to meet new gals and have a great time with them.
Thank you for the comment about Mack.
Warmly,
deb

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

What a fun post to read! I was smiling all through it! How neat you met Carrie from the HGTV show. She's a delight to watch. I'll bet you make friends where ever you go!
Best,
Susan

Mumsy's Place said...

Now that sounds like a perfect day packed full of fun. It is always great to meet new people and it seems you met up with two very nice and fun loving ladies. I am sure glad you were able to retrieve your purse.

I am moving back to Blogger. Hugs

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That's the first thing I thought when I met you..."Paula Deen". When I mention you to my husband I always have to tell him that and he knows who I am talking about..lol. I almost went on Sunday since we spent the night at my son's house in Westerville but after an extra long day in Springfield visiting with old friends, I was ready to head home. Nice you met new friends and I am glad you got your purse back!~Hugs, Patti

Nan said...

How neat you got to meet her and what a surprise for you.

Cindy Adkins said...

I am sorry that your friend got hurt. I hope she will be feeling better...What beautiful pictures from there--it looks like you had such a wonderful time!

XO
Cindy

Blue Sky Farm said...

I wanna go to a fair with you! Sounds like you had a real Blast. and you do kinda look like Paula Dean!
Cheryl

Heather said...

Debby, I'm so glad that you decided to go to the fair after all! It sounds almost as though it was meant to be that you bumped into those lovely ladies!

Pam said...

Sounds like you had a blast. I hadn't heard about Sue's surgery, I'll have to drop her a line. I went to Springfield on Saturday. Never did get to the CL Fair!!!

Sue said...

Deb- I feel a lot better now that I have been getting some neck traction! No pain meds and no dizziness! halleluia.... I am so glad that you went on your own and had a wonderful time! You got to meet Cari! too fun- I luv watching her show. And you made new friends, too. Why am I not surprised? We can meet up again soon, okay? hugs, Sue

Kimberly said...

that is so neat you met some new friends at fair. I love the display of the pumpkins.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Debbie, Just found your blog with a link from a friend. We were at the CLF too, and that was the feeling at the Fair. Everyone was so friendly...I'm not surprised that you made some new friends. I dream of having a head of hair like you have... and Paula!

Carly said...

How fun, wish I could've joined you! I love the 4 vintage framed pics!
Carly

Angie said...

It sounds like you had THE BEST time!! How fun to meet new friends in the bathroom...I will have to give it a try :)

And, you met Carrie!! How cool is that?! I would've made a fool out of myself!

Glad you had a great time :)

XOXO,
Angie