Despite the crappy weather; so much rain that even the doggie was depressed :
I was a busy Bee all weekend. Saturday was the Midwest Alpaca Festival at The Alliant Energy Center. I met up with Kitty Mommy and her three adorable kittens and snogged a ton of alpacas and shopped all morning. I was remiss in getting a picture of the kittens for some reason. They were the cutest critters there, which is saying something when you see these faces.
Faithful readers (Hi Mom!) will note that my life operates under the 'If it CAN happen, it WILL happen to Molly Bee' laws of the Universe. This was no exception when I was either snogged back, or viciously attacked by, a prima donna alpaca, aptly named 'Mr Hollywood'. I know that alpacas like to zoom into your face and scope you out by sniffing your breath. If you stay still, they usually pull right back. However, Mr. H. sniffed and huffed and bumped and nuzzled in his endearing alpaca way, thus lulling me into a false sense of security, and then CHOMP right on the chin! Jury is still out as to whether he was snogging me back or scoping out the potential wound area but either way it was a surprise to say the least. Didn't break the skin, just pinched hard. Thank Goodness it didn't leave much of a mark, because that would have been fun to explain to folks! Naughty Boy, Mr. Hollywood!
Saturday afternoon found me at Last Saturday Knitting with the Kitty Mommy, Mrs. Sable, Chocolate Sheep and Mousey Linda. We had a great time as usual; sipping coffee. laughing and listening to the rain outside. I rushed home, got all gussied up and went out for drinks with friends in the evening. I made the mistake of wearing a dress and heels. When I came out of the restaurant, it was pouring and the shoes only had one speed-slow, so I got soaked to the skin getting to the car! Has anyone else been shoe shopping lately? I guess it's been a while for me, what with the foot surgery and all. I seem to remember tasteful low or medium heeled pumps. I could find nary a one when I went looking. It was 'hobo' or 'hooker'. What gives?!?!? Given the rainy conditions, I clearly should have opted for the faster 'hobo' variety!
Met a friend early this morning for breakfast in Middleton; The Original Pancake House. I'd never been there before but we'll be going back that's for sure. I had coconut pancakes that were positively amazing. They serve them with this intense orange syrup. I ate so much that that was it for the day. I haven't had anything but hot tea since! Just been digesting like a snake all day! So worth it though!
This afternoon found me taking a stab at spinning again and I must say that it would be hard to go wrong with this roving:
100% pure natural colored Alpaca from 'Zig Zag' at Timber Ridge Farm. It so soft and nice, I just want to roll around in it. I'll bet Zig Zag never viciously attacked anyone at The Midwest Alpaca Festival! Take note, Mr. Hollywood!