Day 438B: Thursday Bellringers
They're practicing the changes at the parish church - it's freezing cold, and there's no wind. The sound carries well, and I think the crystalline air has something to do with it. Lovely, lovely bells.
I've been on the go all day, and I'm b... Read more
Day 438A: The Morning Quickie
Meddy was right yesterday - there never was a "B." Might not be one today, either, as it's grocery day, people are coming to look at the house over the weekend so it's blitz cleaning, and Himself has a doctor's appointment today (bursitis or som... Read more
Day 437A: The Morning Quickie
"A good laugh is sunshine in a house." --William Thackeray
I don't know what the weather report says, but it's gonna be a brighter day at our house... even if I have to hire klieg lights.
Back later, Deo volente. Have a good 'un, Spark... Read more
Day 436: Short, Sweet...
...and to the point. In other words, totally unlike my usual blog.
Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are--!
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Day 435: Doldrums
According to my dictionary, a state of inactivity or stagnation - sailing ships would be caught in the doldrums of the mid-Atlantic where the winds were too insufficient to push the ship.
In this case, it's the calm after the storm and (pro... Read more
Day 434: (Yet) Another Meme
I love these things - I'd never have the patience to draw one up, but I love playing with them. Creative toys for the imagination.
Some of these questions pop up on just about all of them, while others are new, or at least new to me.
T... Read more
Day 433A: The Morning Quickie
When I can't sleep, I can't sleep. When Himself can't sleep, no one can sleep, because he will check every five minutes to make sure no one else is enjoying the rest he is somehow denied... *sigh*
Lousy start to the day: lousy night last ... Read more
Day 432: Dipping into the pocket of my raincoat...
...yepper, just another day.
Too many things to do with end-of-year household business (taxes, pension statements, this 'n' that 'n' everything else) plus so many appointments that all seem to fall due at the same time (dental, car tag rene... Read more
Day 431A: The Morning Quickie
...so I've got my morning cuppa green tea at my elbow, and I'm browsing headlines and--
Gee, that tea's strong this morning.
...and I read a couple of blogs and check out the email and--
Gee, that tea's really strong.
Monday ... Read more
Day 430B: The Evening - Shortie?!?
Remember a couple days ago I was grousing about The Hat From Hell? The one that was trying to defeat me?
Well, by golly, it may have won the round, but EYE won the match--!
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Day 430A: The Morning (Kind Of) Quickie
In any large, working harbor buoys mark the deep-water shipping channels. A captain knows to use them to guide the craft.
This "journey to health" is like that.
I see so many people posting messages like "I'm desperate, help me."
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Day 429: This Blog Has No Pictures
A long, long time ago, back in my salad days when I was two-and-twenty, I smoked. A lot.
I grew up in a tobacco-growing state, and cigarettes were a cheap commodity - often cheaper than food. When I started smoking (and it was after I gradu... Read more
Day 428: ONE blog, and lucky to get this one in...
I've been fighting with a hat all evening, It's been close a couple times, with the hat winning, but I think it's a draw at this point.
A couple weeks ago #1 Son says to me "Can you still knit?"
"Sure, o'course, son. Whatcha need?"
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Day 427B: Saturday Night Round-Up
...which is really just a way of saying "miscellaneous short subjects."
Bad night last night, but it was my own fault.
I know if I take a painkiller any stronger than plain ol' enteric-coated (there's the key right there) aspirin I am ... Read more
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Day 427A: The Morning Quickie
Read this comment from JUSTYNA7:
WARNING TO US ALL!!!
Don't wash your hair in the shower!
It's so good to finally get a health warning that is useful - THIS INVOLVES THE SHAMPOO RUNNING DOWN YOUR BODY WHEN YOU USE IT IN THE SHOWER... Read more