We had an afternoon out, Grandma and Esme and I, at the new bakery/deli in Paris TN. It is called Sweet Jordan's, and was started with a lot of community involvement to help provide jobs for people with special needs. The location and the building are awesome, large, spacious and very inviting.
We had their special, and I was really happy to get soup and sandwich together - that is hard to find at anything less than a traditional restaurant. Sometimes, at a well established 'traditional restaurant', greasy spoon all the way up to 'family dining'... I feel like I'm invading someone's cherished space, some tradition what have you... and I'm not sure if we can 'attend'... but I didn't get that feeling - more like a chain restaurant that was not a chain, but had the same 'anyone can come in' atmosphere. It felt like you could come and go or sit down and enjoy, there was so much space and a variety of different sitting arrangements for different groups.
There is a children's playplace that has been lovingly created, as well, to resemble a downtown street with shops, and a separate place with chairs and couches that Grandma said looked 'perfect for book club meetings.'
The pink is for a cowl for Esme, to see if she likes that more than a scarf.
The other is 'REEF' color in Red Heart, for me.. I guess as sort of a Christmas present. I'm not sure what I'll make with it yet. But it caught me... so I guess I have to find a pattern or at least an inspiration to try to knit.