After I had finished that task I made a quick trip up to one of the Community Centres to visit the first local Christmas Craft show. It was a little bit disappointing as some of the former good vendors weren't there, but I managed to get a few little things and a picture.
I got home just in time to enjoy the visit with the "outlaws". Since my ML used to be a avid knitter for years, I had thought that to keep her busy and out of trouble she could knit some donkeys for the DSC as fundraiser, well that plan kind of fell apart, as it took her a few months to finish one donkey and she brought it on the weekend. I think it is totally cute and she did a great job, but definitely something she doesn't want to do again...oh well I tried. I must say compared to the ones that volunteers knit for the DSC right now, this one seems a lot more compact and a little more complicated, as I know one of our knitters whips up the little ones in just a few hours time and takes about twelve hours for the bigger version of the little ones. Well it doesn't matter, I love all of them.
The rest of Saturday was spent quietly on the couch with finally getting some more time to stitch to finish one more project. Now they just have to be finished and turned into whatever I want them to be...that's the hard part. Yikes!
Sunday I went to the Farm to volunteer, I was first one there, well besides Steph and started working on the barnyard with clean up. As the other volunteers came, jobs were delegated and accomplished. Since it was a muddy and wet day there wasn't much grooming to be done, since the donkeys really don't like to be groomed when they are wet, the only ones we did were Paco and Trooper, as they needed a good clean up after their trip to Toronto and were the only ones dry enough because they were wearing coats. During the week there was construction going on at the DSC and we ended up cleaning up the mess and piles of rocks that were left out in the yard and will propose a hazard to the donkeys once the ground freezes. So we all worked on that project and got the ground nicely leveled out and moved rocks by the wheelbarrow loads. I thought this is really ironic, that here at the DSC the donkeys are watching us slaving away, moving rocks and bricks, when in other countries it is their job and part of their abuse to be lugging heavy loads from one place to another... but not here ...it's the other way around...how nice is that for them. :) . I got to spend a little bit time brushing Buddy because he was such a mess and spend some time cuddling with Orly. On my way out I met up with Juno, who is kind of reverting back to being extremely shy, I think she doesn't get enough attention right now as visitors are not there anymore. I should really make an effort and spend some time with her and regain her trust and try to socialize her with people, it would be a shame if it will take another few month until she gets back to being not afraid anymore, but I am definitely not in the barnyard enough for her to not be scared of me again. :( Makes me sad, but I will try.
I stopped in Cambridge at Michaels on my way home to buy some small star buttons and I found a calendar for mom for Christmas. Then I drove over to Willliams to give in to my newest addiction....Chai Tea Latte, but with skim milk,...to make it a little less "harmful" to my body. lol.
When I got home I just curled up on the couch and watched TV, as I was chilled right to the bone, not that it was extremely cold, it was just so damp and cool.
So besides getting a few things accomplished I got a lot of quiet time in too....woo hoo how to balance life.