Safety First

I've been helping a friend with a cool but ultimately doomed project every evening this week. He's throwing a post-apocalyptic gathering with dance music, drumming and it should be rather cool. We are making decor from drift wood, metal, wire, feathers and old electronics. The only problem is he is determined to have it this weekend when not a lot of people can come and unfortunately there won't be too many people at it, and a lot of people who'd like to help out aren't here either. Plus it starts at 11 and the doors are only open until 12 and then it goes until 6 am. He's trying to create a "mood" and I admire what he's trying to do...I just fear that there will be a small attendance. I have a feeling he's gonna lose out money on it and it could be so much more if it were another weekend, but we're trying to help him achieve his vision for the event despite it all and enjoy the process. I don't know how the party itself will be but I've had a blast making decor and little art installations to go around the venue. Seriously good stuff being made here. We've been giggling that some people get grants to do this kinda thing for a living and...there will be photos of what a society surviving the ashes would do to decorate their world that rises from the would be so great to just make art all the time. Full time artists...I envy you.

And so I am tired.
How tired?
I'm drinking coffee. With caffeine.
I know. But it's necessary.
Only 2 more weeks of crazy busy summer and it lets off a bit. I can tidy out my house and just relax and read and make things. All this crafting has been good for the soul and I want to make things in my own craft pit. There are bookshelves in it to paint so they can get out into my living room so I have space - both in my room and in my living room for stuff. I haven't been home and not busy enough to do anything with them since June. And I have a few renos to do around the house before my surgery...which has been pushed back to November (sigh).

And so....step 1. Coffee and work.
Then we shall see what else comes of this fine sunny day. I say the first yellow leaves of fall on my walk to work today. My favourite season is coming.
That'll do for now :)

Dad hugs cure everything

Spent the weekend with Dad.
There was much napping and cooking lazy food, dominoes, catching up with old friends and even a mushroom hunt in the woods. I worked with Dad in the shop on a few things and just enjoyed his company.
I was frazzled. Now I feel so much better. :)
Sadly J felt crummy all weekend but at least he got to curl up and nap in a beautiful place.
Get your dose of hugs and nature today :)

Beep Beep Beep Beep Beep

And then all the lab equipment broke.

OK actually only 3 things. But still.
Just one at a time please. Get in line.

Heeeeeeeere's Geo!

I'm back :)
What an awesome holiday - I feel like I've been away for months. First day back at work was spent catching up on old stuff and putting out fires, but not too crazy. I think it'll all be OK :)

There was much fringing when we could (saw some great plays) and Connect was a lot of fun. Really small and cozy and only 3 hours away. J even got to VJ at the main stage for over 4 hours of visuals during the headliners so he was very happy. I relaxed with more friends there than I thought would be there and came home quite happy too.
Then it was off to Ottawa. What a blast. The "house" we stayed in was on sale for about a million dollars...anyone have a spare million for me? I could very much get used to that life. We all fit in there and there was a 2 acre yard with trampline, 2 shaded decks, a giant hammock and a pool for us all to hang out in as well as a gloriously large main house area with a kitchen for us to all BBQ and visit in. SUCH a good time catching up with family. It's been too long. Then once everyone went home J and I did what we love to do best on holidays - found a central jumping off point and then spent 4 days walking around the city seeing historical sites and architecture, heating amazing food and just doing whatever we damn well pleased. There was a free outdoor video presentation at the parliament buildings which was awesome. On our anniversary we stumbled upon a Burmese restaurant that had some INCREDIBLE food and we wandered over to the Ottawa Riverside at the National History Museum to watch Belguim's contribution to the fireworks festival. It was all just great. The kind of holiday I love...the kind of life I love.
The day after I got back we had a spa day with my friend Heather and her 2 sisters - her hubbie wanted to give her a night out to relax and he rented us  a room so after manicure and pedicure we went out for a great meal and they yakked with beer until the wee hours - she even got a whole night of sleep. Yup...pretty stellar really. I've never been to a spa was pricey but feet feel amazing now :)

And now...back to normal life. Ah.