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Washington DC
I am 70+ "career graduate" librarian and I am still learning.
Interests: reading, scrapbooking, quilting, journaling, learning and sharing my story.
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(Norman fixing salmon burgers ) I am happy to say that I am mending. I am stiff and my knees, still sore but I'll be OK. This morning, I returned to the scene of the crime - er uh, fall - for two reasons: 1- I wanted to see what might have caused me to fall; can't say there were any clues and 2- I decided that I shouldn't avoid that route ; it's one I frequently walk and avoidance doesn't mean that I wouldn't/couldn't fall any place else. Fingers crossed that I don't, ever again. Thanks to all for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Morning Glory Studio
Lovely photos of your grounds...your son -and Tracy - do a great job as landscapers and builders. Everything looks so peaceful and inviting. What caused your frig to freak out? Cheers~
When I was about nine, I had a friend whose mother was from the UK. I was always intrigued with Mom's accent and idioms. One in particular, for whatever reason, has stuck with me, many decades later: Oops! She took a tumble! Well, by golly, that is exactly what happened to me today on my walk. Time: 3:35 pm. Bright and sunny. I'd just started out and about four blocks from home, waiting at the intersection for my turn to walk. The light changed, I walked across the street, stepped up onto the sidewalk and the very. next. thing. I.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Morning Glory Studio
I had an interesting walk this afternoon: I decided to go to Zeke's, my local coffee shop, and sit outside...the day was warm - well hot (how 'bout 90+ degrees in the shade - and tho' a tad humid, bearable) and watch the activity on the Avenue (Rhode Island/US 1). On my way, there was a noticeable increase in traffic..and as I got closer to the area park, music and lots of people, arriving and/or situated there. Food stands, classic convertibles; children; families; young/old...all gathered to honor and celebrate Chuck Brown, the Founder/Godfather of the Go Go music genre. I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Morning Glory Studio
6:10 pm 18 aug 2017 distant thunder roars rain slowly begins to fall the storm has arrived... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Morning Glory Studio
~Today's lunch starring yellow grape tomatoes~ Well into my mid twenties, I thought spaghetti grew on trees. Just hold'll see where I'm going with this. I was home visiting my parents and we were chatting at the dinner table. I think that I shared this revelation because we'd had spaghetti for dinner. Both my parents were flabbergasted, to say the least. I explained that I'd not ever seen nor read anything over the years that had enlightened me - until recently (then). We laughed about my sheltered experiences and knowledge and moved on to another topic. I share today... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Morning Glory Studio
Somedays, the best laid plans gang aft agley... the update I'd intended to write for this week's Unraveled Wednesday isn't going to be written...instead, I share the beginnings of my third Top This hat (and quiet as it's kept, this is the third time I've cast on) and my newest book (recommended by Karen ) that arrived today. As I look back at the day, I began with the best intentions and a long list of activities that I figured I'd be able to complete..."t'aint so McGee," as my mom was fond of saying. I did contact Apple and my... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Morning Glory Studio
8:15 am @ great room table Listening , on my iPad, to the August Ali Edwards DETAILS StoryKit introduction... Hearing the sound of the rain on the skylights... Feeling my tummy growl and the ceiling fan above, stirring the air... Seeing on this grey day: an occasional leaf spiral to the ground and Smoke (the cat) running from the sound of the garbage collection truck the vivid rosy red flowers of a neighbor's crepe myrtle Taking photos of the lovely crepe myrtle... Reading a text message from Jason, rescheduling today's yard work...we agree we'll try again Thursday and keep our... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Morning Glory Studio
I arose to a lovely sunrise today. I've hardly been to a Monday quilting gathering all summer - in fact, I think today's trip was my second since June. Didn't do any stitching...just chatted and got caught up with a few members. After the session, I stopped to take the above photo and was heartened to see that Mother Nature was busy with bees and butterflies, gathering and spreading pollen. The mail - that which the US Postal Service delivers over the past week has been spotty, to say the least...but in my email box today was this: Artifact Uprising... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
I participate in a year-long project. Every day, via email, a 20-30 seconds video arrives demonstrating a creative activity...something that takes less than 10 minutes of one's time. I don't always do the prompts but I do check them out. Today's was really clever: for each letter of the alphabet, write a sentence for the letter, whatever pops in your mind. Here some from my list: A August Fling: For the past fours years, a friend of mine has had a gathering: good food and live music in a lovely outdoors' setting. A very pleasant way to enjoy a lovely,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
On Thursday, I joined several stitching friends for an afternoon of good food, good conversation and a bit of stitching. Several things I track in my journal: events of the day and a tracker of some of my dailies...some days I do them all and somedays, I don't...I recently started recording meals...some by photo and some by words. The photo below is of the lovely healthy and delicious food we had . Yummy...and I wish I could remember the dip we had for the veggies... I must ask Diane. ...and for fun, I share my pedicure. Do like the color!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
Oak leaves. Acorns. Crunch Under my soon, but It is only August... I wonder where the feather came from? Cheers~ Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
(@ sunset ~8:08 pm) ThinkWriteThursday is taking the week off so, as Kat, I'm sharing just a little of this and that: Olive (Kitteridge) and I took our last walk this morning; I grew to like the crusty ol' lady... Met with friends for an afternoon of stitching...I took the third Top This hat to begin, knit the first row and discovered I'd made a, I'm right where I was: at the beginning... Bought a loaf of Asiago Cheese bread from Panera this's supposed to serve 10; I think I could eat the entire loaf by myself -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
Today, the 9th of August is National Book Lovers' Day. Olive Kitteridge and I ventured out this morning for a long walk, under sunny skies and perfect temps- 76 degrees. "Sunflowers are nearly as high as an elephant's eye" - to paraphrase a line from the song "Oh what a beautiful morning. " Rush hour traffic, the last of it whizzed by. We had no destination in mind, just a leisurely stroll. We walked down a street that I visit periodically. I decided to walk on the "other side" so I could face rush hour traffic...and glad I made that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
I totally missed MSQT (morning solitude and quiet time) yesterday. So today, I was determined to resume this twenty-plus years habit. That's really the best thing about MSQT - I can pick it up at anytime, any place. We awoke to rain which lasted the best part of the day. I situated myself at my spot, determined to a) make amends for yesterday's absence and b) spend as much time as necessary organizing the many notes and jottings produced over the past several years as I've on again/off again focused my attention and energies on aspects on "me stories" for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
Delightful cards; lucky recipients will treasure. Cherries look delish!...and go quite well with the card! Cheers~
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sometimes, mondays are a rainy, indoors' day, great for : gathering one's wits... catching up on paper work... doing laundry... listening to great vocal standards... writing Haiku verses... eating a late brunch/early dinner... chatting with friends ... resting your feet...and being grateful for a rainy indoor monday!... especially when you have a 9 am doctor's appointment that requires up and out of the house by 8:10 am! here's to your restful Monday, too! Cheers~ Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
This afternoon, my friends Doris, Margaret and I went to the historic Old Greenbelt Theater in Greenbelt MD to see the movie Maudie - the story of Maude Lewis, a Nova Scotia folk painter. the movie grabs your attention from the opening scene; the scenery (shot in Canada and Ireland, tho' set in Nova Scotia), breathtaking; the acting, especially Sally Hawkins who plays Maudie, superb; the story, poignant. Released in 2016, the film was just released in the US, June, 2017. I said to my friends, shortly after the movie began: "I'm not going to like this movie..." I was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Today has been nearly perfect, if not better than perfect (can that be?). Following a stunning early morning MSQT and journaling session, the day just got better! I saw: a bird sitting on the wire... couple innings of the Cubs/Nats game - Nats lost... a mother and her young son - maybe 5-6 years old - on scooters; fun! colorful Dashikis and other African fabric clothing on sale, on the Avenue... a few minutes of a CAPOEIRA ; this YouTube video gives a good look... I: joined an online scrapbooking session and played with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
Yesterday - Thursday afternoon- as I was leaving Columbia, having spent a lovely afternoon with my Thurs afternoon stitching friends, I saw the rainbow...clearly there was a storm brewing... I turned to my right and captured this very interesting photo of the sky. My errands done , I jumped in my car and headed home. I suspected a storm was a brewin' but I also figured I'd probably get home before the rains came. At least, that's what I hoped. Time, about 5 pm. What I hadn't anticipated : a major crawl on Route 29 for about 15 miles! And... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
I love this collection of photos: the subject matter; composition; quality. What fun! So many are period pieces and ingenious shots...Do you ever have photo books made of your scavenger hunts? Wonderful! Cheers~
On my walk this morning, I saw these leaf-less lilies; they look like little sentries. And generally bloom in August! This week’s Think Write Thursday topic is to write a post to welcome August. There are five, at least, things I'm looking forward to this August: Congress goes away for summer recess. It gets a little quieter. Not so sure that will hold true for this can hope... Officially, according to the meteorologists, summer ends Aug 31. For sure, I'm hoping that is true. Already, the crickets are beginning to sing their songs and there is a bit o'... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday The last post I shared about book bingo and knitting was July 19! I am close to completing two Bingos, possibly a third - currently reading Olive Kitteridge on my walks. I saw the HBO mini series and liked it.. I think I'd like to read, rather than listen to this book... I finished the second Top This hat (shown in the above post), started a third and I've two more in the wings... My plan is to reintroduce knitting into my life - I'd taken a sabbatical around late 2015 and I've... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
This past month, I've been trying my had at BUJO - bullet journaling. Periodically, I toy with the idea and in my Scribbles That Matter journal, I've created calendars - monthly and weekly trackers for habits I want to make, keep and/or break daily/weekly and monthly planning, goal setting and blog post topics, calendar pages daily journaling entries project planning and tracking notes reference pages, including books to read week at a glance weather report, complete with doodles What I like best about bullet journaling is making it mine : I'm not wedded to any one else's format, time frame,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
Sometimes Mondays bring totally unexpected surprises... The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough ~ Rabindranath Tagore Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Morning Glory Studio