Thunder Thighs

I always hated my legs. Never had those pretty Twiggy spindly stilts that went so well with miniskirts, or even shapely ones that look good in jeans. No, my friends, no matter how many fat cells I decimate, there will always be an inordinate number of them clustered upon my femurs, making my Diogenes-like search…

Knitting Amnesia

It’s 10:30 on a Saturday morning.  I have to leave really soon to get to my first client visit in Baltimore, so this is a quick post! As I arose this morning and went to my dresser to pull out something to wear today, I saw this little thing folded up (big surprise!) and cannot…

Derecho?

The National Weather Service was predicting derecho storms for our little corner of Merlin, but now it just looks like nasty old severe thunderstorms.  Either way, I’m just glad we still have electricity:). Since last we saw each other, dear 2.5 readers, I’ve visited some clients, attended a couple of meetings and services, and the fellow I told…

Sublime, Just Sublime

When you’ve had days of rain, this is the song you want to sing when you face the morning light:) Not that I mind the rain – it can be lovely and it makes for a lot of wonderful summer greenery, to say nothing of the good it does for the crops for local farms…

Cloudy with a chance of Green

This is an example of how green it gets in Merlin in June- especially when it’s cloudy and the humidity is in the ’bout ready to rain range. I took this picture a lifetime ago in the woods somewhere near old Ellicott City on a June afternoon. Today was a fairly quiet day.  Had only…

Unexpected delights

Today was a truly lovely day.  The sun was shining; thunderstorms had chased away the early summer humidity.  John was feeling much better and I got a good night’s sleep. Not much happened that was all too exciting, but there were moments of unexpected joy. I started the day with a telephonic meeting with some…

It’s a Mystery

Back when I was in college and taking theology classes and in the process of joining the Catholic Church (before I became a reprobate), I would ask for an explanation of the nature of the Eucharist and later, the Trinity.  The response would invariably begin with “It’s a mystery.” Lately I’ve been debating the existence of…

drizzly sunday

More like lazy Sunday.  We’re not doing the family dinner thing this week or next. John needs more rest and I am behind on getting things done around here. Not that it will keep me from my latest knitting projects, LOL:)! I was up too late last night, too late because I was too tired…

Eve of June

Early June in the magical land of Merlin on the Western Shore of the great Atlantic – especially around Old Ellicott  – emits its own green calm of grace and peace of an evening. I began this blogpost on the eve of June and therefore the beginnings of this fairylike time between the end of…