Saturday, April 19, 2008

Where is Spring ?

Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, ''I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.''

Maya Angelou
1928-, African-American poet, Writer, Performer

What ?

I don't remember ever seeing snow this late in the year. They predicted around an inch of snow and yesterday it dumped 8". It is now melting but it's still snowing in fits and spurts. The blue luminous light of it at night upon the heavy laden branches was beautiful. Wish I could have captured it with my camera

The power was out this morning. I'm so thankful for this little Norwegian propane stove which works no matter what. Atop it is a raku piece Ryan made years ago in 4H. It's supposed to be a Wood Duck. He can't understand why I want to keep it. I love everything my children create and it's too precious to throw away.

I LOVE Corgi's. Wennie is not a shining example of the intelligence of the breed.We all think she's adorable though and that makes up for the times she seems to be one brick short of a load. I love my dogs as they are always glad to see me no matter what.

Lord, please let me be half the woman my dog thinks I am


Cats are smarter than dogs. You can not get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.

Jeff Valdez

Fan, det var dumt. Wennie had her own little fiber fest. In this case she was smarter than I am !

This is my idea of a mid-life crisis. No red Ferrari for me but a cute little bug.
My first car was a 69' and I loved it. A wave of nostalgia swept over me last week and I found this 74' on Craigslist. Anna helped me buy it. She needs alot of work but I'm hoping Bjorn will be able to fix it bit by bit.
I picked up Ryan from work last week to which he had to say it was the smallest car he's ever been in. It's not quite a clown car but close ! Her name is Inga !

Thursday, April 03, 2008


It's been sixteen days since my last cup of coffee...............
My acupuncturist and health coach Dr. Martin has been after me for three months to give up coffee. WHAT Doc ? I'm half Swedish and I live in the PNW ! You're killing me here. It's sacrilege to even broach the subject ! For the greater good I acquiesced, but I sure do miss a good hot cup of coffee, especially on a cold and snowy day.

Spring Hope (A Rispetto)

As sky turns blue in early spring
with warming sun of nature's call
the earth in thaw begins to sing
and rumbles sprouts both big and small.

When first they come full bursting through,
all bold and green in their debut;
such innocence of fresh new life
brings hope to man through earthly strife.

Pamela A. Lamppa

Cindy and I went to Karen's for a knit and spin night a few weekends ago. Cindy had shaved the heads of a few of her yearling miniature horses and saved the hair. It's very soft and downy. Karen is spinning some here. It might have to be blended with wool for optimum results. Fun though to think we might have mini yarn to knit with.

Ryan's lastest oil painting is of a Pintail. He enters the Junior Federal Duck Stamp contest every year but this will be his last. Perhaps he will continue in the Adult Division. Wow, for a kid who doesn't spend much time working on his craft he does pretty well.