Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Saskatoon Waterfront Craft Art Festival

I am so excited. (Yeah, that’s totally not like me, right? Ha!)

But seriously. This weekend for the first time in a long time, Gilles and I are actually staying in Saskatoon. Let the earth stand still and the gods revel in its silence. I know, right?

I have been wistfully planning for a weekend when I am actually at home and have time to do things on my own agenda for awhile now. I have dug through my (endless) list of things that I want to do, and have decided the following:
  1. Housework, be damned. That’s more of a weekday (Okay, Tuesday and Thursday) thing anyway. This weekend, I am going to clean up what little mess that I make during my daily activities, and no more. No more! Wow, that feels good to put into print.
  2. I really, really want to get my “garden” planted before it gets to be too late in the season and nothing has enough time to grow. I’ll explain more about my “garden” in a future post – it deserves a post all its own, and some pictures to go with it.
  3. I haven’t gone garage-saling in a really long time. Like, since the very first weekend of the garage sale season at the beginning of May. Whoa. Plus, I would really like to find a cool, funky lamp to light up the dark, empty corner in my living room.
  4. The Saskatoon Waterfront Craft Art Festival is in town!
Were you wondering when I would get to that? Seeing as it is the title and all, it probably merits some talking about.

To be honest, I hadn’t even heard about this festival before it showed up on my company calendar at work. As soon as I saw it though, I knew that I had to be there. After all, crafts? Art? Outdoors?

There was only one thing that was keeping me from going. Gilles’ uncle Ray just got back from serving time in Afghanistan at the end of April, and Gilles has been trying to set up a time for us to go visit him in Edmonton. Now, I know that this is a worthy cause to miss the festival — but I really, really want to go to this festival! I was a good girl though, and didn’t let on how much I really didn’t want it to be this weekend that we went to visit. I just let Gilles be in charge of plans, and remained uncommitted whenever he asked me if I wanted to go this weekend.

Meanwhile, this festival was chewing at me like only this kind of thing can. I wanted to go, bad. When Gilles told me last night that we wouldn’t be going to Edmonton this weekend after all, my heart was singing.
So, if you are at the festival on Saturday, (it’s only on Saturday — 10-5 I believe — but admission is free) make sure you stop by and say hi!

The picture below is from one of the exhibits last year – lifted across the festival’s website. You can find more here.

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