We left early early on Saturday morning and drove 2.5 hours to the Common Ground Fair. Ry and I had never been, but we heard wonderful things from friends who had been. The rain decided it wanted to visit the fair along with us, so our initial experience of the fair was unfortunately hindered. There were so many great booths from organic farmers, booths about renewable energy, various associations for peace and justice, people selling woolen goods, there were farm animals, natural and holistic herbal booths, etc. Informatin sessions happened on the hour, about all different issues and interests. Oh soo wonderful!! We tried to absorb much of the goodness of the fair and ignore how much rain was falling, making us cold and wet. The rain stopped around 3pm, and by that point our camping plans for the evening had been cancelled and we had decided it would be best to make the trek home and not attend the fair again the next day. It was a sad and hard decision because we had others in our car and the fair was so much fun! But the thought of going to bed wet and waking up wet . . . ick. Anyway, when the rain stopped, we enjoyed the fair immensely. We quickly tried to visit as many booths as possible. I bought some herbal remedies that are recommended post-birth, and we bought an organic gardening book. We're excited about our purchases. We drove home, I went to bed super early as I was tired and my body achey from so much walking. We slept like rocks!! It felt so good to be dry, and in our own bed. We've had a lazy sunday, and it's been really nice.
I've decided I need to stop thinking about how I want to baby to come soon. I've been told by a couple people I really ought to enjoy the time I have now to be alone, and to rest. I've realized the value in their recommendation, so I've been excited to slowly accomplish what I need to do, and to rest and relax and read in between times. I'm not so anxious about wanting the baby to come as soon as possible anymore. Eventually, he / she will be here. But at the moment, I have time for myself. I'll take it.