Friday, February 27, 2015

In the Time of Blah

Have you ever lived in the Time of Blah?  It's not a good time or a bad time it's just BLAH.  Actually it is not such a good time.  Well, all right, let's just say it  Blah is Bad.  Of course it's not horrible, or tragic, or physically painful so what's so bad about Blah?

Blah is like a white sky or a dry brown lawn. It's like beige walls with a beige carpet and beige furniture.  Beige lovers please don't be upset.  The same holds true for most monochromatic neutral colored rooms.  They're just blah.

In the Time of Blah, endless movies play on the screen, no work is done neither pleasurable nor menial. Little physical movement happens and sleep is fitful. One's attention span is short.

This photo blah?  Yes of course it's blah.  I mean, dirt, dead grass, rocks, an old board.

Perhaps the little gopher head sticking out saves it from complete blah-dom, but not likely.

Sorry, there's no more blah photos that I could find.  I try not to take boring photos.  Honestly I'm sure some of my photos would be boring to others, but if they're not boring to me I can't claim them as 'blah.'

There is a good thing about living in the Time of Blah.  It's over fairly quickly and I return to the time of Joy and Contentment.  Here's hoping I make that transition sooner than later.

I finished only one of the goals for January in January and I have hopes of finishing one more before February's gone.  The sewing one.  I haven't started to weave, but I'm all tied on and ready to go. The knitted pullover is sure to be done in March.

Now to end on a not so blah note.    


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Another Thing I Do

Last year on 4 June 2014, I started taking and recording "A Photo a Day".  So easy to do with a camera phone. Except do you remember you were going to do it?  Not always until . . . you put a reminder in your phone.  Every day my phone tinkles a reminder at 1645. Often I've already taken one, but if I haven't, I take one wherever I happen to be.  If I forget entirely, this is what goes into the spot where the day's photo should be. 

If I take one at the time the reminder goes off, it often looks like this.
June 6


September 19


November 12

Many times the pictures were taken first thing in the morning. Looking out of windows or on a walk.  I love morning.

November 8

August 3

Often as not there will be photos of my pets. Sophie, Zeke, Zorro and Eddie.  They live with me an so are always available for pics.

June 5

October 17

September 7

My thought was to do this for one year and then print them out in wallet size and make an album.  Recently I printed out some.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any album pages for 2x3 size photos.  I didn't want to the paste them in or use photo corners because I want to make a note of the date and a little description on the back.  It's been fun and funny and interesting.

We're having stormy weather this weekend, but it's a good thing. California needs rain.  This morning there was a lovely sky.

"For the beauty for the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise."

F.S. Pierpont

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Another Day

About those resolutions.  I haven't given up on them, but I'm running behind.  The socks are done as previously mentioned.  I've fixed my weaving problem so will soon be weaving on those towels.  I've worked on the knitted pull-over, but it's slow going.

I've not been idle though.  I've made 12 bags for the Co-op. Here are a few.

Someone else from the Co-op, puts the drawstrings in.  

I've been practicing my spinning.  I can do it for hours without getting dizzy or falling down.

This is me at the Gold Discovery park for the 167th anniversary of finding that first nugget.

Also I knitted some dishcloths

They look pretty fancy.  I got this pattern from Knit Picks.

They're offering 52 dishcloth patterns so one can knit a dishcloth a week.  The patterns are a free download.  They also sell a cotton yarn called Dishie.  I didn't have Dishie, but I had some Peaches and Cream by Pisgah Yarn Co. and Sugar and Cream by Lily. Here is where to find the patterns. 

I have also been practicing my dulcimer.  What's that you say?  A dulcimer?  Yes.  I bought it 20 years ago and played it and had lots of fun. Then I went to nursing school and didn't have time to play.  I put it away.  Two days ago I got it out and started playing it.  I didn't remember very much, but I didn't forget everything.

Who's that sitting in my chair?

So long.