The title to this day's meditation that contained this little phrase is "Uncertainty" and this weekend has been a whole bunch of just that.
I had snapped these pictures a week or so ago for my "I' post, but I just didn't find the time to get the post up last week, before I left. Somehow they ended up being so appropriate for today's post.
Weather and water are strong forces to be reckoned with. Water can be quiet, still and gentle, or it can be ragingly wild. The pictures that I snapped to share with you, show the calm, gentle side of water, but this weekend I experience her wild side as well.
Thursday, I left home for the Cavalier King Charles National Specialty Show that was being held in Kentucky. My trip ended up being very much like that little pebble getting kicked and landing where it may. I missed my flight on Thursday morning as I arrived at the airport a bit late after seeing Bullwinkle on the road up close and personal, thankfully we did not collide, but it always rattles my nerves when I see one. You tempt fate driving on these mountain roads in the very very wee hours of the morning, as that is when your chances of meeting up with a Moose are pretty strong.
From that point forward my day was a day of complete randomness. Bumped from one flight to another and then another and then another, I ended up on a flight that flew directly into a thunder and lightning storm. I felt pretty sure that Eddy and I were going to meet our maker, but thankfully we arrived at the hotel 17 hours after we left our home that morning.
More randomness throughout the weekend. Lost luggage, moving to another room at 1:30 in the morning after finding an entire army of ants enjoying the little bit of my Kentucky Mint Julep on my nightstand and bed (aacckkk!).
A 3:00 am wakeup call to start today's journey back to the crazy wild floods that are happening here in NH. It was only by the grace of the Gods above that I passed through Manchester when I did, as the Merrimack river flooded the portion of the highway that I had to travel, very shortly afterwards.
Whew.............I am glad to be home!! Say a prayer for the good people of New England dealing with all of this flooding.
Yarn and Pressies
What a treat after this trip to come home to some presents! Last month I joined Lynne's Project Colorswap. I was a bit hesitant as I have not had the greatest luck with pal swapping, but Renee has been a wonderful swapper!! I certainly could have used that bright green luggage tag on this trip for sure!! Thanks Renee!
Another little package was awaiting me as well. Even though I had been looking forward to attending this dog show, I was very bummed out that I would be missing one of my favorite fiber events, The NH Sheep and Wool festival. This festival has traditionally been my mother's day present. Because Mother's day wasn't a happening thing for me this year, I figured I would buy a few presents for me this weekend ;-)
I don't think that I need to introduce that soft Tomato colored yarn.......I couldn't resist that yummy orange color! The sock yarn however is a new one to me. It is Austermann Step yarn and it contains aloe vera and jojoba oil. I had not seen this yarn before seeing it on Marguerite's blog and I couldn't resist picking up some on my travels home this weekend.
Thankfully now with this big dog show/work weekend behind me, life is going to quiet down a lot. I am looking forward to having more time to focus on fibery things again ;-))