So, this has been a wonderful weekend. The weather was warm, it was sunny, it was glorious.
|Flowers, finally flowers!|
Yesterday morning, I got my hair done. Getting my hair done is something I now do. I thought I hated getting my hair done, but for the first time in my life I have a stylist who just does what she wants with the little direction I give her, and also for the first time in my life, I can actually afford to get my hair done. It is really nice. My hair is very long, all the way to my waist, and very, very full so my hair appointment basically took all morning... But it was nice and relaxing.
Afterwards, Dan and I had lunch downtown then went to a seminar on Art & Copyright Law. This may not sound like the most exciting way to spend a Saturday afternoon, but it was so informative, and we got to pick the brains of a couple lawyers. I left feeling more empowered, as someone who creates. Artists/authors/designers/creators need to stick up for their work! In a world where copying flourishes, creativity gets snuffed out... I don't want to live in that world. While I don't feel like I left the seminar as an expert in copyright law, I do feel much more assured in my rights as a creator. I think that with the advent of the internet, general knowledge of your intellectual property rights as an artist is so incredibly important. I think the seminar actually deserves it's own post....
|Oliver, a true Outdoorsman|
At the end of the day we picked up Oliver at the house and strolled along the boardwalk and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the lake. I really love living here, we have so many beautiful places to see.
|The Sun & The Trees|
Today, Dan and I went on a 90 minute hike. We ventured off the trails and followed a small stream. We hopped along rocks, and balanced over fallen trees. We came to one river-crossing that consisted of just one fallen pine. I crossed carefully, then urged Oliver over. He worked up some courage and balanced his way along! I was so proud, and he looked so proud of himself it brought a tear to my eye. Ugh... I just love this dog so much.
|Everything is drenched after a late spring thaw.|
This afternoon, we went to my nephew's (actually my cousins son, but my cousin is like a sister, and her boys call me "Auntie Sarah") 5th Birthday Party. We didn't stay too long, but watched the kids ride bikes, dressed up like Ninja Turtles, and be generally adorable. We ended our evening at my parents house, with roast beef dinner. In between all of that, I fit in a little sewing here and there. A day just wouldn't be complete without the whir of the sewing machine...
|A river runs through it...|