Midsummer

The above has not been an unusual scene for this summer.  I shot the video during a tornado warning in my area. We do not live in Tornado Alley in the south-central part of our country. We live in Congressman Elijah Cummings’ 7th Congressional District. And proudly so. He is a class act, unlike our…

Rabbit Hoooooooles!!!!……..

Wow – it’s been a long time! There have been many things happening, few things happening, life happening and a lot of knitting happening.  I have been remarkably (for me) monogamous with some projects and have cast on many more.  And I wonder why I have (mumblety mumblety) projects on the needles? Hmmm cannot imagine;)….

Happy Holidays:)

To the 2.5 readers who continue to stick with this haphazardly published blog, Happy (belated) Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, a blessed Kwanzaa and a Happy New Year. And if I forgot any other Holiday  (Festivus?:)), please forgive me and throw that one in too. So much has been happening.  My goodness, where to begin? We had a…

So far, it’s been a hell of a summer

Originally posted on Nov. 12, 2018….. but forgot to publish it.   …but before I begin with my life, OMG, have you seen this? Webs is selling kits for Franklin Habit’s Dolores – complete with sunglasses! – and an additional kit to make Dolores’ Rhinebeck Sweater! Am I going to buy one or both? Not today.  Too much…

Reviving Past Treasures

What a couple of crazy weeks it’s been here in Merlin! The second major flood in two years has yet again threatened to destroy what remains of a beautiful old town.  The main suspect is over-development of the area and consequent lack of absorption of rainwater. If I understand this correctly (and I may not…

An Update

Dear friends, Our dear DIL R, came home last night in one piece, thank goodness! Our daughter, her wife, B, picked her up in Old Ellicott.  Strangely enough, she was pictured on our local news as she was trying to get a message to B as to where she was. That hasn’t alleviated the pain…

Getting Old and Moldy

Or at least it feels that way, LOL:)! We just had a few days of lovely sunshine, so I can’t complain when the view out my front door looks like this: though it is making our getting together this evening more problematic than usual. One of our progeny is coming back from a visit to…

Spring/Summer Finally!

Until this morning, the skies looked like this for almost all of last week: On the Tuesday the above photos were taken, I was on my way to bell practice.  We rehearsed very quickly that evening, then all of us got drenched leaving early, getting to our cars and getting home. There was a tornado watch and…

Happy Mother’s Day:)

Spring hath definitely sprung here in Merlin, USA.  The snapshot above is of a tree-lined street near Baltimore County DSS where I attended a meeting this past week.  I took the picture while pulled over briefly – couldn’t resist. It has been an unusual week for me in that I had no regularly scheduled cases…

Having a lovely time….

What a great way to start a weekend! Our eldest grandchild, M., performed Friday evening with the Mount Hebron HS dance company.  She was very happy.  This has been a great year for her.  You can see the happiness on her face as she poses with her aunt and sister right after the performance. She…