I wish I was bringing you photos of the merriment of my favorite fair - complete with local fibers and fiber artists, my children visiting the animals, the yummy organic food, and so much more. But, alas, we didn't go. I got sick on Friday night (what a bad joke - me getting sick on the last day of summer, no?), and then it rained all weekend, making the idea of driving two hours to walk around in the rain with three kids (and a sick mama), not so appealing. I'm bummed - you know how silly I am about tradition and such! Oh well. I do feel most badly for the people who have been working so hard for months to get ready for the fair, and then were faced with such poor weather and turnout, resulting in a loss of revenue for all those hardworking Maine organic farmers, artists, and vendors. I do hope the brief sun this afternoon provided some salvation for them.
So instead, the first weekend of fall was spent in bed, and over a kettle of steam, trying to breath. So far I'm the only one in the house sick, but I'm bracing myself for what the week ahead might hold.
Oh, the photos!
A glimpse of two 'new' things in our lives last week. For Calvin, riding a bike without training wheels. Big stuff, I tell you. Exciting stuff. And like I've seen a million times before already, once kids 'get it', they really get it. So now he's moved beyond that big feat and is working on plans for building a half pipe. Oh, I'm not kidding.
And my 'new' thing? A Lensbaby. I could take the temptation and inspiration no longer. Parallel to Calvin learning to ride his bike this week, this Lensbaby is going to take me a bit more time (okay, more than 'a bit'). But if I can get any inspiration from my child, I'll wake at dawn and work on it till I've 'got it' myself.
Practice, Practice, Practice.
**disclaimer: This isn't the helmet Calvin usually wears, and so the fit isn't quite right, we do know. A proper fitting helmet is very important. Thank you for your concerned emails. ;)