I need to do a bit of catching up again. "Life" has a way of putting roadblocks into writing and other pastimes. Saturday I had a booth at the Woodstock Fleece Festival, so I travelled down on Friday and set up. Friday my focusing words were Laugh, Live, Love. Well you can certainly feel "alive" hefting bales of yarn, toting display stands and generally trying to remember if everything has been packed - forgot the step ladder and one scarf - not bad.
Julia helped me tremendously by taking down half my yarn in her car and arranging for me to be included in a dinner invitation with friends of hers, who live in Woodstock. This was a lovely evening. Julia's friends had just come back from Greece, so we could hear all about their trip, talk about travel, have a few glasses of wine and lots of helpings of roast beef. This was a lot of fun under the "laughs" category.
Now under "Love," well, I just love seeing old friends at shows - making new friends - and generally having an enterprising day. I also got to watch 2 episodes of CSI late Friday night in my hotel room. Love may very well be having the "controller" all to yourself for a few hours!!
For Saturday, I guess my focusing words should have been "Money" - how crass, "Muscle" - definitely needed some and if I could find a way to mutate umbrella into an "M" word, I would. How about "Mumbrella", because we were certainly muttering to ourselves at the end of the show when we had to drag things out to the car in the bitter cold and driving rain!!
All in all it was a good show and a lot of fun in spite of the weather. My only regret is that I didn't get out to the barn to photograph the animals!! However Wannietta Prescod said that I could use her picture. This just sums up the day - a lot of fun, good friends and don't forget the "fleece."
Today is an "N" day so how about "Nature," "Nuture," and "Nothing" in the Zen sense of decluttering one's life and mind to be ready for some amazing enlightenment. Hope that also means losing a few physical pounds too!!
Have an enlightened day!!
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