Friday, April 30, 2010

A Rose by Any Other Name!

Many of my blog friends have a variety of pets or as I like to call them, fur/feather babies. Do your fur babies have "pet names"?

Maddy has several and her formal name is Ms. Maddy Mae Petunia Brown. Often, we use the less formal "Boo" or just Maddy.

We recently had to board her at the local critter camp and her camp name was "fatty Maddy". Not nice but understandable after a long winter of too many cookies and not enough exercise. She was able to trim down and came home looking much slimmer.

Here she is after her spring bath and hair cut, looking slim and vampish! Fatty Maddy, no more!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Coming Along.

I haven't been doing alot of hooking but just taking my time with life, in general. Sometimes, you have to stop and take account of everything and see where you stand.

Weather is dull and cool but trees are starting to push out buds. This is the time of year in NL where things seem to be stuck in a time warp. With winter behind us, spring is slowly, slowly releasing her treasures!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Class of '69

I recently connected with a high school classmate who is trying to arrange a class reunion. I graduated in '69 but went back for one extra year, to get algebra, geometry and chemistry credits necessary to enter nursing school.

Most often, you lose touch with the people you went to high school with but you still remember some of their names and wonder where they are now.

A class list was sent and I took a quick look. It came as a shock to see that some of my classmates have passed away. I still see them in my mind's eye, full of life and eager to embrace the future. Somehow, I can't see them any differently and they will remain captured in time and space.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Yesterday!

Winter today. My poor flowers must be shivering in their beds this morning. Here in NL, a spring storm with snow this morning which will change over to rain later today.

No playing in the garden today. All taken in stride as usual.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Same Path!

Something I have learned through blogging and being linked to other likeminded bloggers, is how similar we all really are.

We are all on the same path, not really knowing where we are going to end up in the life we are living. The twists and turns, u-turns and road blocks and all without a map!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Playing in the Garden

Today was a beautiful day and I was able to poke around the garden to look for signs of life. I found several signs including snowdrops, crocus; the tulips and daffodils are just 3-4 inches tall and no flowers yet.

I sat in the sunshine and enjoyed the birds; finches, chickadees, sparrows and of course, crows and bluejays. Inside, I watched Lily and Henry sprucing up in their birdbath. Yes, spring is here and everyone knows it!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Back on Track!

Well, some time has passed since I last posted. But, here I am again, back on track. All went well for P's surgery and now, a slow, road to recovery. I haven't had a chance to do much on either of my rug hooking projects, but here is the smaller project, the table mat.

The weather is great and I have tulips and crocus coming up out of the cold earth. Pretty soon it will be time, to take off the winter coat in the garden and put on her spring coat!