Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Next Hat







Last Friday Dusty had his first class field trip. I took the day off of hatting and went for the ride. We went to the farm of Dusty's best friend, Beaux. Well, really it's his mom Faye that does all the work. The farm is called Silver Lane Farm . Faye, pretty much single handedly, raises heritage birds. She also has a five year old human, a baby human, a few pigs, sheep and goats. When we arrived we were greeted by Wyatt the Turkey. Although he did his best to impress us by circling us, spreading and rattling his feathers at us and displaying that oddness hanging from his beak and neck (which apparently drives the lady turkeys wild) I remained most unimpressed. The only thought that kept circulating in my head was, nice hat. Wyatt's life will be spared for some time because, lucky guy, he has been designated as The Breeder. But, Faye has promised me that when his time comes to be Thanksgiving dinner I will get some of his spectacular feathers. Wyatt was quite the host always managing to be extremely present at all the fun activities that Faye organized. The egg races were quite a hit. Dusty is third from the left in the line up. Note the hand on the egg. Such a cheater. Don't know where he gets it from. Must be from Tony's side. We also got to pet a one week old goat. So adorable. It was really a fun day.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

By Myself In the Big City






Last Friday marked a momentous occasion in my life. For the first time in five years I spent a weekend alone without husband or child. I LOVED IT!!! I adore my child, he is my sun and moon, but I had three precious mornings where I was not woken by way of being pounced on. I went to Toronto for a family function, which was lovely. On Saturday afternoon I met my friend, Andrea who did all the graphic design on my web site and all those great logos. She treated me to a pedicure. I had never had one before and I have to admit I didn't really understand what the big deal was until I actually sat down in one of those incredible automatic massage chairs and gave myself over to the joy of being pampered. Andrea describes it as pressing your reset button. I'm so hooked. I wonder if there's any place in Lunenburg that does pedicures. (I need the massage chair or it won't work) I popped into one of my favourite stores of all times. Lilliput. This is one of the most beautiful hat stores I've ever seen. Karyn Gingras is the milliner/mastermind behind this unbelievable establishment. It is mostly all of Karyn's work, but she does carry a few other designers. My hats are available there in the fall and winter. Lilliput is located on College st. at Bathurst. If you are in the neighbourhood be sure to pop in. It's so worth it. My homecoming was great. Tony came to get me at the airport in Halifax and then we went to pick up Dusty from school. My little Taurus came charging at me and smothered me with hugs and kisses and then ofcourse all the other four and five year olds in his class followed suit. For the rest of the day he told me how he just loved me too much, and today is the day you came home, Mommy! It's really not so bad.