I am still brewing over the whole BINGO / Montessori fingerboards/ map reading connections-mind warp, but I did go out to the Farmer's Market Festival and I am so glad I did. I ran into some Montessori parents from last year and we caught up on this and that. But just when I was leaving, I stopped at a food stall outside. I am sitting here typing with what I brought home from that stall only a few feet away from me.
She also told me that the "chicken of the forest" that she had just handed me had been picked the day before at night when the full, blue moon was shining bright over the snow capped peaks of Juneau. I was out walking last night, I missed my connection bus, and witnessed that very moon (photo taken on my cell).
Bartering is a common enough act here in Alaska. If you have this and need that and the person with that needs your this - well, smiles are passed and the deal is done. After our trade was made, she handed me a free bowl of her homemade sorrel soup that she had tossed into a handful of freshly baked croutons and wished me well.
I turned and headed towards the Salvation Army thinking I would look to see what their jewelry case had to offer. I didn't find any granola bling, but I did find something pretty darn amazing.
I collect ink wells and pens. If you read my profile you already know that. Just when I was about to walk out the door, I spotted an ink well sitting on the cash register counter. It was the first I had seen since moving here and it had something unique engraved on its lid, something another of my ink wells has. I paid $10 for it which is a big spend for this gal. When I got home, I placed it near the others.
The letter M is engraved on the lid, and as you can see so is it on the other. Years ago, when my oldest sister saw the M on the copper ink well, she looked at me funny and said, "That's not your initial." I smiled and answered, "Your right. But, it is Maria Montessori's."
I have decide that I am going to Google search BINGO and see if I can scratch my itch. It's Saturday night. I have another pot of coffee brewing and my reading glasses on...