Yesterday was the Down Cellar bus trip to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. We got a late start, it was at least ninety degrees, the bus was like a sauna – so yeah, there were a few hiccups along the way. Still it was really a great time!
I met up with Tina while I was there (always nice to catch up with an old college friend!) and managed to control myself quite nicely in the spending department. So here’s what I came home with:
- a lambswool duster to replace the feather duster that fell apart on me last year – I’ve really missed having a duster. It’s so much easier than the spray cleaner & paper towel method, especially on a shelf lined with knicknacks. That, and Eamonn loves playing with dusters and will happily dust the whole house for me – I brought home this new one last night, and he ran off to clean the living room before I could even ask!
- a few small ceramic items that will be Mothers Day gifts. I’d be more specific, but you never know who, of the motherly variety, may be reading…
- a couple of skeins of yarn – The blue & green, I plan to use to make a simple travel mug cozy that can cover up the ugly logo on my mug. The pink & green, well, I bought that because it reminded me very clearly of my mother’s reaction to an outfit I wanted to wear in 1977. She didn’t think pink & green were a good match. The six-year-old me respectfully disagreed back then, and the nearly 39-year-old me still disagrees. >grin<
- a minor sunburn
- four blisters
- two mosquito bites
And this morning I uncharacteristically woke up in exactly the same position I fell asleep in, eight hours before. I’m thinking to say I was “tired” would probably be an understatement!
Today I am considering sewing a nice cotton lawn sleeveless shirt, to properly show off my rosy pink shoulders. The way I see it, if I’m going to have a sunburn anyway, I might as well enjoy it!