The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.

~ Henry David Thoreau

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Spring Cleaning

Behind the waterfall. Cleveland Botanical Garden.

You may or may not have noticed that I took the weekend off.  (I’m not counting the scheduled post because it was scheduled.)  I’m going to be doing that from now on unless something so exciting happens that I absolutely must blog about it right away.  Most of today’s photos are from Orchid Mania.  I’m still sorting through them all.

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A Good Weekend

On Saturday night M and I went to the Kent Stage for the Rusted Root concert.  If you’re not sure who Rusted Root are, have a listen to this song.  It might be familiar to you.  The band formed in Pittsburgh in the late 1980’s.  Their music is described as being similar to the Grateful Dead in that they have long jam sessions (I read somewhere that the band doesn’t like to be referred to as a jam band), the core of which is a strong percussion section.  They have a new album/CD coming out in May (sooner if you buy it digitally on Stereo Rodeo).

We had a great time.  Rusted Root keeps the audience on their feet and dancing.  If you get the chance to see/hear them, go.  You’ll have fun.  I’m sure of it.

Yesterday we went to Sharon, Pennsylvania on the Great Dress Hunt.  I had my hair cut last week and poured out my mother-of-the-groom dress woes to my stylist who recommended I get myself to Sharon, PA and check out The Winner.  So I did.  And guess what?  I found a dress I like.  Yay!

All I need now is approval on the color and I’ll be good to go.  My only regret, and it’s a big one, is the amount of money I spent on the dress.  I have never, ever spent that much money on a dress.  Never.  Ever.  It’s a beautiful, designer dress, but still.  I will only wear it once.  My hope is that I can sell it at a consignment shop or something after the wedding.  I can’t imagine I’ll ever have an occasion to wear it again.

If the color is not a good one, then I’ll return the dress next weekend and start the Great Dress Hunt all over again. I may continue shopping around this week, just to make sure I didn’t miss something equally as good at less cost.

Want to see the dress?  Here it is, but in a different color.  I bought it in a shade of blue.

M and I have a lot going on this week, and I have tons to do before we get started on our adventures.  I’ll update as and when I can.