Tuesday April 15, 2008

4 We had a glorious spring day yesterday. I took Spicer (that’s the bolster-like Corgi) on a walk through the fields and she positively romped.

This is news, because when Spicer first came to us, she waddled along and could really only get to the corner before beginning to look as though she thought someone should pick her up and carry her the rest of the way.

My fitness level is not improving like Spicer’s, but she gives me inspiration. If a sedentary girl like that can progress to romping through the fields, I can probably stave off decrepitude a bit longer.

The weather has been so odd that we haven’t planted anything yet, but we have had our first harvest anyway.

My husband brought this bunch of thyme in and hung it up to dry, and also cut a whole bunch of lavender branches. No flowers yet, of course, but at least we have some green things in the house.

 I had thought I would go to the Farmer’s Market today for some plants, but the weather is still too unsettled to be planting things.4

Indeed, my life is unsettled. I have a variety of unsettlednesses which I haven’t mentioned here, and probably won’t until they get settled.

But I looked this morning at my goals for the year, and I have to say that I am not making much progress on any of them.

It is possible to move the target, of course, so that our random sallies look as though they are getting closer. I could decide that my goals for this year were things like “Work lots of extra hours with no discernible benefit to anyone” or “Gain many new skills which may or may not be of any use in the future” or “Do many things no one else wants to do.” Then I would be right on track.

 I did finish the quilting of the table runner last night. This picture doesn’t show you the quilting, or the completed runner, because I have not bound it. I haven’t bound it because, 4as you can see, I am several inches short of having enough binding.

I tried to find a suitable fabric from which to cut new binding, without success. So I will have to buy another package of binding for the few remaining inches.

To assuage my disappointment at Still Not Finishing Anything This Year, I photographed the runner with the pitcher of lavender branches on it to show how perfect it will be in this room when and if I ever finish it. 

I sound a little bad-tempered today, don’t I? I’ll be up at the store all day. I have a lot to do before I leave, and then I go immediately to class. Maybe Thrilling Adventures will take place along the way.

Maybe I just need another cup of tea.


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8 responses to “Tuesday April 15, 2008”

  1. chanthaboune Avatar

    There are these two weirdo artists who say “Comfort is the last stop before death.”

    So, maybe you’re destined to live to 900 like in the Bible!

  2. ozarque Avatar

    On the other hand, maybe Providence will smile on you and you won’t live to be 900…. You think things are complicated and frustrating now … just imagine how much more tangled up everything would become over the course of nine centuries. Personally, I am intimidated by the thought of living even one century.

    I have a vase of budded-out lilacs on my diningroom table that I am hoping will open; it’s always hard to tell when they’re far enough along to be “forced.” But since the two consecutive nights of predicted hard freezes here — the reason I went out and cut the bouquet of lilacs — didn’t materialize after all, our two lilac bushes should be fine. If the ones I cut don’t bloom, there’ll be plenty more.

  3. illgrindmyownthankyou Avatar

    what pattern are your blue dishes in your china cabinet?  you still have 8 months to go so quit beating yourself up about finishing something!

  4. formerprincess Avatar

    well the table runner will be beautiful.  is, in fact, beautiful.  as are your lovely bits of green.  🙂

  5. CanadianNational Avatar

    Our rosemary is HUGE right now. Actually, we hae two near the house. They thrive there. And they smell soooooo good. Tea is the magic elixir. Have two.

  6. Janel64 Avatar

    Your blue dishes are gorgeous! I traded all my Blue Willow dishes for pink Moss Rose china!! Your table runner is so pretty.

  7. fibermom Avatar

    @Janel64 – Thank you! Pink Moss Rose is lovely stuff. The Blue Willow was my great-grandmother’s.

  8. sighkey Avatar

    If it’s bad unsettleness I hope it settles quickly. I, for once, seem to have lucked onto a span of settleness that has so far lasted about 3 months. Hopefully it will continue for a while ( and I have just probably tempted fate by even mentioning it – fingers crossed…)