Monday, November 29, 2010

Today In My Life... 11/29/2010

Today:  November 29, 2010

I got up this morning:  about 6:30 to the sound of pitter-patter rain drops on the roof.  Soft misty rain and gray skies are warmed by the green, sienna and ochre of the leaves that still hold on to the trees.

I am hearing:   the click of the keyboard as I type reminding me that I really need to buy a new one.  This has been the most disenchanting keyboard I have ever tried to use... ;o(

My one thing I learned this week:  Seeing old friends after many years apart is almost as good as having children come home for a visit... different parts of the heart may be involved, but the heart swells with joy just the same.

The current book is:  Look Three Ways at Murder by John Creasey.  Published in paperback in 1966, I am enthralled with the work of John Creasey.  I think the characteristics of human life never change... however much we would love to think of ourselves as having "progressed" into a newer way of life.

Creativity news:  Several of the spinners and weavers in the area decided that we wanted a time and place to meet together and spin, weave, knit or whatever we would like to do.  I checked with the local Senior Center, got an enthusiastic welcome, and now we have met twice.  There is much interest in spinning and weaving in the area and up to now there has been no place to get together with others to learn or practice new things.  We now meet every Thursday at the Senior Center from 1pm to 3pm (or whenever we decide to leave.. ;o)

In trying to teach several different ones to spin, I have found that one of me is just not enough to go around.  I purchased a Mother Marion Kick Spindle last week to see if perhaps that will help some to understand the process.  Have to add here... I love it.. ;o)  Just wish I had 10

I will be calling the Senior Center today to confirm that we can also have an evening meeting on the second Tuesday of every month.  This would help the ones who have to work or go to school and give them an opportunity to learn and also to share some of their knowledge with us.

Plans for the coming week:  are a bit up in the air.  I think that perhaps this week will just come and go of it's own free

A picture thought:

The loss of the leaves only serves to open the view to the beautiful sky beyond...

Have a wonderful day... ;o)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

There is no gift like an old friend....

I searched for her for years. Finally I turned to my sweet DH and after about 3 days of searching... she's here... Turns out she was doing the same...searching for me... ;o)

We graduated nursing school together, we worked at the same places, we shared an apartment and we shared long moments of our lives.  And it never matters how far apart in time they are...

They are gifts... those long moments of our shared lives.

I'm so glad to see you, Nancy.