Monday, March 31, 2008

Photo of the Day

What is this thing growing from the snow in my yard?

For those of you that have been waiting for Uncle Paddy to put an entry on his blog here it is: .

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring is Here?

Ahhh...Springtime in Maine. Snow and rain mixed together, cold winds blowing and the dreams of warm days yet to come. We can't wait. This is a shot of L and the dog running back from taking the garbage out to the compost bin. All of us are longing for some warm weather. To have sun on our shoulders, bare feet in the grass, sleeping on cool cotton sheets with the window open, green, swimming at the pond and on and on it goes. I can dream...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Uncle Paddy's Hat

I am finally working on a hat for Paddy. He has been very patient but recently I have gotten the impression that now is the time for him to have a new hat made by me. Here it is. I love how it is coming out, I can never be sure how colors will look knit together in a pattern, it is fun to watch as I go. The great thing is I already had this yarn in my various knitting bags. I was going to buy one skein of green for a nice contrast color and then someone (thanks, anonymous!) gave me just the little bit I needed. I have found my inpiration and more from a wonderful Norwegian book called Setesdal Sweaters, check it out if you get the chance it is amazing.
I must go, I am off to work on a busy (hopefully) Friday night at The Video Shop. Have a great weekend.

Monday, March 10, 2008


We were away this past weekend attending the funeral of Paddy's uncle. Although it is a sad event when someone dies, it is lessened by the fact that he lived a good long life and was surrounded by loved ones.

The funeral was lovely. The party afterwards was actually quite fun. There were so many people there it was amazing! I saw people that I see often and people I see a couple of times a year and there were people that I had not seen in 17+ years.

It is an indescribable experience to spend time with people that you haven't connected with in such a long time! So many people had changed and well they look so different...a bit older and I know that I certainly look older,too. But it was more than that-making a connection that has been broken for so long.

I talked to a lot of people this weekend; sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nephews, and friends. I had some great conversations this weekend, I was given artwork, someone burned a CD for me, I spent an afternoon at an old friend's house when we should have been on the road home. I made some real connections, it felt good.

Sometimes it feels so good to have grown up enough to have some life experience and knowledge and to just spend some time just spending time.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


A simple bowl of soup.

Sometimes that is all I need to bring me back to earth, back from being too busy while ill, back from working hard, appointments, missed appointments, my messy house (see photo) , feeling terrible about missing my Aunt's funeral because I was feeling so poorly and on and on it goes. All of the things I do and don't do that are constantly rolling through my brain in an unending litany of voices clamering for my attention. Whew.

A homemade chicken soup, made by Paddy, soothing and delicious and just what I need at the end of the day, the end of a too busy week. Thanks Paddy