We are very much what others think of us.
The reception our observations meet with
gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
Don’t you just love these bales of hay? If you remember last year I went here and had my very first and possibly last helicopter ride and guess what? I found the most interesting bales of hay in that exact same spot this year.
Fast forward to this past weekend, one year later and after opening an email from a young woman who found that blog post while searching Rock Band Hay Bales and actually seen her own designer bales, it was linked to my site so she read my post and sent me an email. She was thrilled (thank goodness) and wondered who I was. She sent me an invitation to this year’s National Barefoot Water-ski Championships at Dream Lake and I promised I would certainly try to make it but we were haying.
She wanted to meet “Buttons” there in lie my problem. I love being anonymous, I am quite comfortable hiding in a crowd and gathering stories to share with you, my blogger family, and will hopefully continue this. I thought long and hard about this meeting and decided this should be a first for me much like that helicopter ride. I made the trip to this event alone because My Hero was cutting hay and that always has to come first this time of year.
I was not disappointed, how could I be with such a comical greeting of A Barefoot Water-skier Hay Bales behind a Hay Bales Speed Boat complete with the on lookers….Genius and it still makes me smile thinking of it right now. I made my way down to where the action was going on and took out Leo (my camera) taking shots of athletes dancing across the water, it was fascinating. Last year we never experienced the competition because we were haying so being too late we would only enjoy the live band and music. Oh I love to dance. It was amazing to me what these athletes put their bodies through; oh this was so exciting for me. I truly wished I was a little more skilled at getting speeding race boat and skiers in the air shots but I did my best.
After a time I wandered away from that happy cheering crowd, those very brave skilled skidding across the beautiful blue water athletes, and the always love to see dancing over the blue water dragonflies to explore the incredibly beautiful grounds when I bumped into an old acquaintance of mine in the middle of the huge crowd. She asked if I was going to write a story, I honestly have no idea how she would have guessed that. I revealed to her why the hostess had invited me and that I was not sure if I should reveal who I was. This friend said my name out loud and that is when this beautiful young woman ran up to me and asked “Are you Grace/Buttons”…….. Busted.
I fessed up and we hugged, it felt like the right thing to do. I found this young woman so gracious and fascinating and I explained to her why I was not going to introduce myself. I may seem cool on my blog but I am so very far from cool in real life, as you can see. She laughed. That was indeed a joke, oh yes, of course it was, and she got it, I liked that. She has a keen sense of humour no doubt because as you all know I am definitely an acquired taste as far as my humour goes.
We had a lovely chat and I asked if I could once again post her designer bales of hay and she said of course but only if I would tell her where to find them on the internet. I loved meeting you M and hope to be invited back there again next year. Thank you so much. Your hay bales truly ROCK (see I am cool), they will bring smiles to everyone no doubt, and that is always a good thing.
The Moral of this story my blogger friends would be, if you choose to share things on the internet eventually you will be found out or busted and meet some fascinating new friends:)
Happy 86 Birthday Mom.