Sunday, August 2, 2009
It's those small discoveries in life that I usually remember and cherish the most--like finely minced fresh rosemary in garlic mashed potatoes and the sound of my youngest son trying out singing a popular song for the first time even if it is a Miley Cyrus ballad. Although I must admit that I do love that particular song delivered by Miss Cyrus: The Climb. Which means I now have three vocalists in my family--and unfortunately, I am not one of them.
This last weekend I received the honor of identifying two new passions. After my gracious opportunity to zip-line at WIRED! in Canton, Texas (I'll have more on my first experience ziplining in a later post) I discovered my passion for shopping at trade shows at the First Monday Trade Days in Canton. Each of the booths were filled with eye-candy for me in the form of wares for sale by multiple vendors.
Some of my favorite items for sale include the many varieties of antiques such as these dishes:
and large booths the size of rooms filled with handmade crafts like these:
I love this handcrafted mosaic:
and I adore this tinwork:
Seriously, I could have gotten lost in this place. More than once I flitted with random excited fickleness as my eyes caught hold of sparkly jewelry and funky wares such as the Beer Butt Chicken Cooker:
Only at a trade show is something like a Beer-in-the-Rear Chicken Cooker bound to pop up for sale (okay, I know that is not entirely true, but keep with me now).
What I really wanted was one of these cowgirl hats. I picked out the blue one, but the hubs made me put it back telling me I would look silly wearing it. He's probably right though with my big head and all--big as in circumference if you must know. Perhaps I should have tried one of these on instead? You know warmed him up to the hats?
Most of all, I enjoyed myself for the day with my husband. It is one of our rare moments without the boys to spend a little together time. I think that is truly what I discovered--or rather rediscovered--is how much I enjoy being with the biggest love of my life.
However, my four-year-old's singing was pretty cool too. Here's Miley:
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