I spent today voluntolding at my local working farm & nature center doing a spinning demonstration. For those of you who don't know ex-Marines, being "voluntold" to do something is, well, exactly like it sounds. Someone, who may or not be your Mom, "volunteers" your time and effort to do something. And you do it.
So I spent the day spinning at my local nature center for their annual Spring on the Farm event. And I can't honestly say that I have anything to complain about. A lot of the adults asked very interesting and fairly technical questions, and it was great to have two-year-olds in my lap again (my boys are 9 and 11) as they tried to stretch their legs and reach the treadles of my Kromski Sonata. Do I have pictures? Of course not. (Have I yet??? Soon--I promise!) My family ditched me for the best slide in town once all my gear was lugged out from my car. (Really, if you have little kids who like slides, check out the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's playground. It really is the best slide in town.) I wish I did have some photos though, because I believe that whenever a Mom or Dad whipped out their cell phone for a photo, my smile was the bigger of the two.
I really, really want to have more days like this one, and I hope you all have them too. Spinning or not. Make yourself happy.