Thursday, December 12, 2013
Close to Nowhere
Star Trek and spiders
• Last Saturday, since the weather where I live wasn’t as bad as predicted, daughter Dana and I took Gremlin and went to Tupelo -- mostly to go to Hancock’s Fabric Store.
We did visit a couple of stores that sold horse stuff -- Dude, Dana’s 27-year-old horse, needed a blanket. He’s never left one on before, but as he’s older now, maybe he feels the cold more in his bones. I certainly do!
Any fabric store is like a candy store to me and now that she has become totally addicted to quilting, Dana feels the same way. Gremlin doesn’t quite feel the same, but we kept promising her food, so she didn’t gripe too much.
I particularly enjoyed this visit to Hancock’s. About the first thing I saw when we walked in was a display rack with two different bolts of Star Trek fabric! One with just Kirk and Spock and one with a mirage of quotes and pictures. I had yanked both of the bolts to put in my basket and I noticed the sign above -- 40% off! I nearly swooned!
I have been a “Trekkie”
since Star Trek first came on TV, back in the ’60s. When the kids were little and Pop (then just plain ole Dad) worked the second shift, I’d fix supper and Dana, Kris and I would eat in front of the TV and watch Star Trek reruns.
One of my favorite TV series now is “The Big Bang Theory.” Dr. Sheldon Cooper is one of my all-time favorite characters on that show. He and his cronies on the show are huge Star Trek fans. And like me, they love the Next Generation, but the original Star Trek just cannot be topped.
For my birthday this year, Kris and my brother Dennis got me one year each of the DVD’s of the original series. I bought myself the last one. There were only three years that the show actually aired, but it lives on even now in syndication.
Dana and I, along with assorted granddaughters, watch my DVDs constantly. We start with season one and go through all three years before we start all over again.
So, when I walked in Hancock’s and saw that fabric I was beside myself with joy. Dana bought some too.
We took Gremlin to Olive Garden after that. She figured that she deserved it!
• By the time we got home, my left ankle and leg were throbbing, swollen and blazing red. I’d noticed getting dressed that morning that my leg hurt.
After thorough inspection Nurse Dana (a real nurse) and Doctor Pop (not a real doctor!) decided that I had another spider bite.
That’s OK though. I have Star Trek fabric to play with!
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