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Monday, October 18, 2010

My Hats

We all wear them.

Some keep the same one almost all day, and then put a different one on when they return home.
Some wear several...and sometimes all at once.
{If your hat-less...it probably means you live alone curled up in bed 24/7 AND have no
 contact with another soul your entire life. }

I like most of my hats.

I have a teacher hat, 
and a counsellor hat,
the cook hat, 
cleaning (helmet), 
and even a cheering hat for football and hockey games.
Sometimes I have to pull out my referee hat...but lately not as often.

Then there are MY hats...which I couldn't quite survive without. 
They're ALL mine...and I only put them on for me;
my swim cap, 
running hat, 
reading hat, 
bike helmet,
and walking alone hat.
I even have a daydreaming hat....
(although I haven't had time to wear that much lately!)

THEN, there are the hats......
let's just say I put them on- 
but they don't always fit too well.

Like todays' hats.
There were several.
I didn't mind the cooking, teaching, and even the chauffeur hat.

when it came time for the Horse 4-H hat where I had to drive this:
(I only hit a gate today:(

...and the  Beef 4H hat for these guys:
(well...and I guess for my oldest 3 kids)
...I don't feel quite right.
They just aren't me.

Oh I try to make them fit.
And I so try NOT to complain when I have to wear them.
{ But I'm sorry....I do like it so very much when I can take those ones off. 
If only for a day or 2.}

I sometimes wish all hats fit me....and I could feel comfortable in every one.
{Although sometimes....don't you think a person can have one too many hats?}
Don't you ever wish you could shelve a few...especially the ones that aren't fitting and you wonder if they ever will?

{Are you sporting a hat or two you really wish you could put on a shelf...or pass along to someone else?}

I guess wearing odd shaped fits can be a good thing in a way.
They must help us grow....(hopefully not causing just a larger head!)

And IF I kept the same hat on day after day I may get a tad bored.

I wouldn't want to wear the same style day in and out either.

Regardless...after days like today of wearing several....

(and feeling a tad bit crazy!)

......my favorite time of day 
are the times almost about 

When the only hat I have to wear....
is my nightcap:)


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I love your hat post, Dawn. So much fun fun fun!
So happy your name came out of the hat, I will be back home this Friday. My email does not work here, will send your bracelet out first thing this Saturday morning.
Love for a happy Tuesday! xxxx

this free bird said...

this is an awesome post dawn and i can completely relate. i didn't hit a fence, but i did have my hit the roof hat on today and could have done without that hat. another that needs to go is the me taking out the cat litter hat. ick

i'm about to have a nightcap myself! until next time!


Barbie said...

Yes, I have far far too many hats and would really only like to keep a couple. But life throws you many hats to wear if only some for a few days - and sometimes those are the one's you miss the most when you no longer need them.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post to wake up .. Hmm wonder which one's I'll don today.. as my children grow older and leave home, I am finding the need for new hats.. rather exciting to shop for new ones, yes?

Love this post!!!!!

Sem Nome said...

Dawn, dear, where could I find a hat for me????????????????? I have none!! I feel like having so many hats after reading this well writen post!!!! You are so pretty! Bet you make the hats much more beautiful, Dawn!!
Puzzle Pieces is going to compose my sidebar!!! I LOVE your blog! Love! Bela.

Nancy C said...

Now I know why I always seem to have hat hair -- too many hats. Haha! Great post and much food for thought.

Leah J. Utas said...

Great post. I don't have as many metaphorical hats as I once did and most of the ones I wear I'm happy about. I have a great many literal hats though. I'm happy about that, too.

Deb said...

cute post...I love hats...

Liesl said...

I have only a riding hat and 2 sun caps....I really need to get a life! Metaphorical hats...well, I'm also happy with mine! Fun post Dawn!

our little love nest said...

You are adorable! So relating as of late.....feeling like we have so much going on it is insane. xo

Carole Barkett said...

you write such thought provoking posts, you are a brave lady to drive that huge rig. I love the chicken hat best.
you forgot the blog writing hat which fits you very well :O)

beth said...

you drove that huge vehicle with a trailer ? WOW !

and funny that today is about hats and in my post i have one on....almost like i planned it :)

Hope said...

Love your post! it's a very happy hat post.
so thank for helping me start off my day wearing my 'happy hat'

take care

TexWisGirl said...

Loved this post! You're a very very busy lady!

XTB-XAVI said...

Dawn...you really follow Jorge Luis Borges from his poem "Moments" way of life at your own style...well done!!

Cheers from Hong Kong!

"XTB" XAvi.

Pat Tillett said...

Yep, we all have to wear assorted hats. Some we like and they seem to fit just fine, but others never do seem to fit. that doesn't stop us from wearing them though!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Wonderful post...I love it. We all wear so many hats...and I would love to shelve a few of them;-D

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

We do wear a bunch of hats, but you may wear too many! I am sure you handle them all well.

Alli said...

I want to wear more than I can but I recognize that it's not possible - in fact I still may be try to wear a few too many.

Wonderful post!

Michelle said...

Great post! I have to say that I am a bit partial to that hot dog hat.

Rick said...

What a fun post Dawn ! At least at face value, and philosophical on a different level. Nice analogy on a day in the life of ...

I think as we move along in life we discard some and adopt new ones, and then there`s ones we`ll always continue to wear. C’est la vie, n’est ce pas (wearing my bilingual hat). ;-0

koralee said...

Very very cute post...I have several hats I wear all day long too! Sometimes I feel like I have way too many. xoxoxo

angela walker jewelry said...

Great post Dawn! Kudos to you for driving that HUGE truck and trailer!!! There is NO WAY I could have done that!
It is late here in Pittsburgh so I am off to put on my nightcap.. : )
Health and happiness!

Unknown said...

You are so talented and gifted. You have many hats. I'm not sure I have that many hats, and not sure I would like that many. I'd like to don my nightcap hat right now. I'm up late with my reading hat on and getting pretty sleepy. There are a few hats that I think I'd like to wear, but I'm afraid to put them on. Sweet Dreams Dawn.

Rambling said...

I would gladly ditch the trailer pulling hat. In fact I have ... I make my oldest boy do it.

Connie Arnold said...

This is a fun post, Dawn, and you're amazing with so many hats! I like your last one best, the night cap! Great pictures!

Jordanna said...

So creative Dawn! I love this post!

I'm so not a blogger said...

Love this post, so true and you have written about it so well. Heres to hats!

Hi Kooky said...

Okay - I don't know if my original comment made it through. If this is a repeat, please disregard! I just wanted to say "thank you" for the very encouraging comment you left on my blog post about home school weariness. This post expresses so well what we moms go through. I feel like I'm searching for a hat that I'm missing right now - my Me hat! Love your blog!