Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tears, Idle Tears

Tears, idle tears

I know just what they mean,

 Tears from the depths of some divine despair

 Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,

 In looking on the fallen trees,

 And thinking of the days

 that are no more.

A parody of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Five weeks following the wrecking wind, the Fairgrounds pay the painful price.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wait for It

 Why must I be the first to fall

 Of all the leaves on this old tree?

 Though sadly soon I know that all

 Will lose their hold and follow me.

 While my birth-brothers bravely blow,

 Why should I be the first to go?

Fallen Leaves by Robert Service

Friday, August 23, 2013

Ahhh, Love

 Love . . .

 Mysterious love, uncertain treasure,

 Hast thou more of pain or pleasure?

 Endless torments dwell about thee;

Yet who would live, and live without thee?
                                                                                                                Joseph Addison

The results of a road trip to The Needle Emporium,
 Ancaster, Ontario.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Another Characteristic

Unfortunately, last Friday Bunny displayed another characteristic of a 5 year old. Somehow, somewhere she was exercising her sense of physical power and sprained her knee. Ever the stoic, she didn't tell anyone.

She limped quite noticeably, but could walk it out.
 However, following a quiet time she'd get up only to limp again.

She took to standing on the tip toes of her right leg 
so I wouldn't become overly frantic.

She never went off her food . . . 

 and continued to eat with gusto knowing that would keep me calm.

But, she preferred to lie on her 'good' leg,

to protect the hurt knee from added pressure.

Here's hoping 5 ( hey, 5! ) days of meds does the trick.

She can still have her walks, but no ball chasing for awhile.
Oh, Bunny . . . 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Characteristics of a Five Year Old

Five year olds are cheerful, energetic and enthusiastic.

 They especially enjoy dramatic play.

 They enjoy sharing jokes . . . 

 and seek adult approval.

 They are able to memorize their address . . . 

 and understand that books are read 
from left to right, top to bottom.

 During the day they need a balance of rest and activity.

 Five year olds may be able to tie shoelaces . . .

 and can place objects from biggest to smallest.

They enjoy collecting things,

like to feel grown up,

and can walk downstairs, alternating feet without
using the handrail.

Well done, Bunny girl. You are meeting all your developmental milestones.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Today I Am 5

So, what does 5 mean?

5 means I can't be held like this any longer.

 5 means cats are not something to roll around with any more.

 There are 5 openings in my face.

 I have 5 digits on each paw.

 5 is the fifth Fibonacci number.

There are 5 elements in Chinese philosophy.

It is the square root of 25, 
and it is the only prime number whose last digit is 5.

5 is the symbol of perfection in ancient Mayan culture.

There are the 5 virtues of wisdom, 
love, truth, goodness and justice.

In numerology 5 means divine grace.

Today I am 5.

Monday, August 5, 2013


Coming soon . . . 

Two more sleeps . . .

Knitting Catch Up

Last October (!) I wanted something to accessorize blue denim. 
Sniffing around I found . . . 

. . . The Fibre Company's Quaking Aspen Shawl 
using their own Acadia 
which is merino, alpaca and silk.

 An easy pattern and lovely yarn, but too much of it left over.

 The lace worked up quickly.

It's heading for the B and B today.
 It must go from its current measurement of 38"x20" to 60"x24". 

Next project on the needles - a Swoncho. 
This pattern can be found in the Fall 2012 edition of Love of Knitting magazine. 
Tanis Fiber Arts Orange label is to 'dye' for.
This MUST be completed in 4 weeks.

Oops! The headless wonder is yet to be finished.