"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Poem by Li Po who was born in 701

"You ask me why I dwell on the emerald mountain. I laugh, without answering, my heart at ease. Peach flowers in the water's current linger into vanishing. Heaven and earth are different here than in the world of men."
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Friday, 28 September 2012

Oh my gosh! I found this yellow piece of seaglass. Its got a bit of the frosted white on the toe. According to what I found online yellow is quite rare. It is my first piece. One has to wonder what bottle it came from and when......the other thing that made me smile was dancing in front of the mirror with baby girl. She started to laugh and then I laughed. And we both laughed until I cried.
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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Matching mittens

I made these the same as the pattern I gave several months ago. However, instead of ribbon I knitted i-cord and I knitted the body of the mitten half an inch longer.
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012


The inspiration came from a vintage booklet. It was done in flat knitting. They made it in a solid color with garter stitch accents. Of course I knit mine in the round. I wanted to create something with a motif so I chose hearts. The buttons came from the thriftstore. I bought them still on the card and they originally retailed for seventy cents. I paid less than that. It was really fun to knit and although the original pattern showed a matching pair of footed pants I think I will skip that as Babygirl is just growing so fast I think she would outgrow them before I got them completed!
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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Reverend Biebuhr is attributed to have written the original serenity prayer during the 1930's which you will find at my bedside table. God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it, Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will, so that I am reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen
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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

I'm standing in sahal at least as high as my waist pruning out broom. My baby is in the snugli. We are working. However challenging it may be my heart is as light as the freshly fallen flicker feather I found the day before. Did the primitive woman know the secret to a mother's happy heart? Sometimes while I work you can hear me singing.....Mommy had a little girl, little girl, little girl. Mommy had a little girl she was always dressed in pink....
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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A baby is a miracle in human form.
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Monday, 3 September 2012

It's back

I awoke to the sound of a flock of geese flying low overhead. As they passed over one of them released droppings and it landed with several sharp tings on my metal roof. Why my roof? Perhaps it is a simple demonstration of a great truth. Life is unfair. And there is nothing you can do about it. But the world doesn't need more victims. Speaking of victims the bald headed towhee has reappeared at the feeder. From what I've read it either has a severe case of feather mites or is undergoing an abnormal molt. Which is by the way more likely to be seen in cardinals and jays. While I may find this victimized looking bird interesting the doe and speckled fawn that wondered past the front window took no notice. The fawn was more interested in the wide-eyed baby on the other side of the glass. Getting back to the geese at least it was only one of them that let go and not the whole flock.
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Sunday, 2 September 2012

Baby Dedication

I wrote a prayer that was read for the occasion. We stood in the center of the circle while everyone stood around us and the mother's prayer was read by someone else. This was the prayer: Dear Heavenly Father. Thank-you for the gift of my daughter. Like Hannah offered Samuel so I dedicate her to you, Lord. Help me as a parent, with my weaknesses and imperfections. Give me strength and Godly wisdom. Please supply what I lack. May my daughter grow to be a woman of courage, strength, compassion and wisdom. May she be a blessing to others. May she always make her identity in you Lord and not in this world. Please protect and guide her. May you always hold her in the palm of your hand. In Jesus name, amen. Handmade bracelets were given to each of us in honor of the occasion. This was a thoughtful surprise for me. As usual we closed with the Lords prayer and sang Praise God. 1 samuel 1:17 was read (another lovely surprise which I will treasure in my heart forever) "....go in peace and may God grant you what you asked of Him". The usual refreshments were served and we took a few pictures and shared hugs. I took her home for her nap and sat beside her watching her sleep and shed some tears.
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