Happy First Day of Spring!!
It Must Be Spring
by May Fenn
Hush, Can you hear it?
The Rustling in the grass,
Bringing you the welcome news
Winter's Day is past.
Soft, Can you feel it?
The warm caressing breeze,
Telling you the sticky buds
Are bursting on the trees.
Look, Can you see them?
The primrose in the lane,
Now you must believe it -
Spring is here again.
will be a while yet before we are frolicking in the flowers here
in central Maine, but you KNOW it is just around the corner!
There are pussywillows in bloom, and bits of flower tips are
poking up through the ground. (or were, before they got the most
recent "14" of blown in insulation"-LOL) There are tiny buds on
the two big maple trees out front. :o) Now we'll watch the
snow melt, and love the anticipation of things to come!
a totally uneventful week. My friend Jeri asked how the
week went, and I honestly couldn't remember if I had
accomplished ANYTHING. We finally remembered that there
was a "little" snow event that did take up some time;
Joe was home for a couple days, which for some reason
changes my whole schedule around. Not sure why. I did do
a bit more sewing, but only a bit! 5 more blocks maybe?
...and I prepared foundations for the next 10 or 15.
Peck. Peck. Pecking away at it...
at the point now that I need a design wall to start
putting up the God's Eye blocks. So...'gotta do
SOMETHING with these blocks that have been up there for
a (n embarrassingly) long time! I "had" been planning to
separate the rows and columns of blocks with additional
black strips and colorful pieced strips- to make the
quilt larger. Scrap that plan! I need the wall! I think
I will just sew them block to block and call it good.
It'll be just right for a kiddo!
day came and went, with nary a Corned Beef dinner to be seen!
When I was very young, of course I proudly wore The Green, the
same as all the kids did. Then I went through a phase of
stubbornly wearing Orange. Not sure what that was about really.
LOL! I did make a big batch of the fried cabbage I talked about
last week, and I thought about green beer, just briefly. I
know...wild celebration, eh? Pahty Animal, right here!
Kate posted a link on FB to a short article on manners today. I
found it a breath of fresh air, but comments from the peanut
gallery suggested it "must be a joke", which struck me as sad.
Is that it? It's a joke now that people might hold doors for
each other, or nod pleasantly in passing? Keep personal things
personal? Lord I hope that ISN'T a joke. We so need the
civility, thinks I. Especially as so many of our dealings now
are online, where face-to-face isn't available, and so we can't
see the effect our words may have. Ach...I think too much.
That's been pointed out with amazing regularity...
||Now it's time to hit the grocery
store! I need some ham and a bit of swiss for
tonight's Scalloped potatoes with Ham! I use
this Taste of Home recipe, with these slight
changes...I cut back the amt of parsley and thyme( by
about half), and ADD some fresh grated swiss and cheddar
in approx equal amounts...and, I use cream for part of
the milk! We love it!( note...it does NOT come out
looking like that pallid photo they have on their page
Serve that up with a
Homemade Blue Cheese & Lettuce Wedge Salad, and I am
about in heaven!
Y'all have a good week and
parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive
wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where
people rub together. Often the very young, the untraveled, the
naive, the unsophisticated deplore these formalities as
"dishonest," and scorn to use them. No matter how
"pure" their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that
does not work too well at best."
another by the same man... "A dying culture invariably exhibits
personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in
minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more
significant than is a riot.
- Robert A Heinlein