Monday, April 26, 2010

National Poetry Month....

April is national poetry month. I thought I'd share with you a poem that always touches my heart every time I read it:

The spider, dropping down from twig,
Unwinds a thread of his devising
A thin, premeditated rig
To use in rising.

And all the journey down through space,
In cool descent, and loyal-hearted,
He builds a ladder to the place
From which he started.

Thus, I, gone forth, as spiders do,
In spider's web a truth discerning,
Attach one silken thread to you
For my returning...

By E.B. White

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ten Interesting Things About Me....

I saw this challenge on another blog, and decided to try it. If you decide to accept the challenge on your blog, please let me know! I would love to read your top ten! OK, here are mine:

1. My husband and I lived around the corner from each other when I was five and he was twelve. We played with some of the same kids (we found this out after meeting when I was 22 and he was 27! When we met all those years later where we both worked at General Electric, I was dating his best friend - LOL!

2. I rarely get bored...

3. I have one older sister and two younger brothers. The youngest of those brothers is eleven years younger than me. He was a "surprise" - tee hee! When he was little, he couldn't pronounce my name. So he called me La La. I hated it when he finally learned how to say Linda... I missed that little voice going around the house calling out La La - La La....

4. I'm actually shy. People who know me laugh hysterically when I say this....

5. I love to look through dictionaries and books on grammar....

6. I walk around the same one mile block 4 to 5 times a week - and it never bothers me to do the same walk...

7. As a child, I hated it when my family would sing happy birthday to me. I would crawl under the table and cry. As an adult, I still dislike it and threaten death to anyone who tries - ha!

8. My best friend is my former sister-in-law. She was married to my "older" "younger" brother....

9. I leave a strand of christmas lights up every year - until about March or April.

10. When I was younger, probably up until I was in the sixth grade, the only color my Mom said I wanted to wear clothes-wise was brown....

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Now THIS Is A Happy Meal!

My husband got a bit creative today....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Is It Time For Bed Yet?

Went to work....
Went to the grocery store
Put groceries away
Went back to grocery store
Fed the cat
Fed the birds - again
Watered the plant
Emptied all the trashcans in house
Went for a walk
Ran the vacuum
Fixed dinner
Washed dishes

it is only 6:40.... but I'm ready to hit the sack! But I will force myself not to - I need to stitch a bit and watch some tv and try not to eat any more junk food! Sooo glad tomorrow is Friday! Now if it was a payday Friday, that would be the icing on the cake... but it isn't....arghhh!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Talkin Talkin Happy Talk....

Happy Talk - Keep Talkin Happy Talk... Talk about things you like to do.... those lyrics are from a song in "South Pacific" (one of my favorite movies by the way). They fit so aptly to this sampler. It is called a Quaker Sampler. However, I call it the "happy sampler". It always makes me happy when I stitch on it. Hmm, I really really should stitch on it more often - LOL!