Backing into your child's brand new car is NOT an auspicious way to begin an outing. All winter, I have successfully avoided the snow bank which our plow-man has been building in the turn around area of the driveway. Today, when I failed to remember that my daughter parked between the garage and the snow bank, I backed into her car. Loudly. @#$%#!!
As she graciously pointed out later, it was a) good that I still had the parking brake on because that meant I was going slow, b) good that no one was hurt (human or canine was her concern) and c) good that everybody has insurance. Nevertheless, it was NOT a good thing.
Boy, did I hate scaring her so badly and feeling so stupid. I don't know that I ever felt as bad when I scared or disappointed my parents! If you want to feel guilty, or awful, just disappoint/hurt a child.
Kudos to her for not saying anything "unretractable" and for calming down a lot faster than I did.. Congratulations to me for not having a stroke in the face of her frantic, frustrated expression.
We pressed on. It was Maple Syrup weekend in New Hampshire. She sported her fresh off the needles tam and we ventured to WillowCreek Sugar House in East Kingston.
here.) It takes at least 40 gallons of tree sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. (And the tree has to be 40 years old before it produces sap... but they can produce for 250 years once they get started.
(We got to have syrup "shots"... they don't taste anything like Mrs. Butterworth's... trust me.)
|I'm thinking about an abstract painting based on the wood shed and tree "skeletons."|
This farm has won prizes for its honey.
Looking through the performance area.
"reining" and dressage.
Leah Mae's Breakfast and Lunch.
It was delicious as always (I had camomile tea to settle my post-crash jitters) and we browsed the estate and re-sale treasures.
A close up view of my daughter's hat. Can you believe that with all that patterning, there are only two balls of yarn used?And this picture is one of three skeins of stash yarn (mohair and acrylic) that I'm thinking would make a nice Spring/summer wrap... IF I can find the "right" pattern. some sort of lace, but not to complex, because mohair is nearly impossible to frog if you make a mistake. (Suggestions welcome).