Friday, July 25, 2014

Why I hate mosquitos

Four bites in four minutes. The welts get bigger.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Onward, into the Past

Well, I went to the wedding reception this evening and it was just as uncomfortable as I expected - but it wasn't embarrassing. I mean, it was small and nicely done and not too tacky and it looked as though people were having a good time. Or what passes for a good time in Monkey City.


This upcoming week seems like way too much, but then there is the next week with the teaching and the classes. Any day that I wake up and there is not a meeting or a doctor's appointment, I wake up relieved and happy. 

Since I took this picture a couple of weeks ago, the fence has been removed.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Never put them in the refrigerator.




Bunny Booboo is now the neighborhood bunny, but as far as I know, I am the only person that feeds her bananas. Her range has increased to 10 or so houses and she crosses streets to get there. She is very leery, though, of cars and trucks so my fingers are crossed for her. She's 2.5 years old.

I've begun walking morning and evening, after the usual dog walk - maybe a half mile, maybe more. I see Booboo some mornings but most evenings and I take a banana for her. 

I have also begun taking photos on my walks and I will post them to backroadsandbywaysofmontgomerycounty.blogspot.com soon.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Clings tight without a fight.

I had a friend from my costume shop who was very good at pleating yards of fabric to fit a small waist. We told her she should set up shop next to the "I can guess your weight" and the "I can guess your age" booths at 6 Flags Over Georgia. "I can guess your pleat depth."

Me? I am fairly good at guessing music, a la Name That Tune, but I'm better at some eras and genres than others. All this to say that I have been watching episodes of House, all 8 seasons now on Netflix, and they sometimes use bits of nice music to set or enhance a mood. In the last episode of season 1, I heard a bit of old time blues - and I knew at once that it was Blind Willie McTell. But I wanted proof. Here's the song.

1x22 - Honeymoon

  • "I Call It Love"
Written by Wayne Jones and Windy Wagner (music & lyrics)
Performed by Windy Wagner
  • "Delia"
Written by Gary Atkinson (music & lyrics)
Performed by Blind Willie McTell
  • "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (music & lyrics)
Performed by The Rolling Stones

I just read some of the comments on the youtube link, and seems that I wasn't the only one to notice. Now I don't feel so freakish.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Rural Mural

Electricity is a wonderful thing. I bought an electric weed eater and 160 feet of extension cord and went to town. I found this in the back yard! I knew that there were stones, but no idea the extent.



I completed a scarf on the rigid heddle. The yarn is commercial but I dyed it and would make it more contrasty if I could do it over, but there ya go. As always, click to embiggen if you care to.



I don't have a fringe twister, so I used my little paws instead. It's not too hard, or time consuming, especially after the weaving; it was an 8 row pattern and 6 of those rows used a pick up stick.



                                             I will do this pattern again, but not right away.



        Corky is the main reason that I need to vacuum constantly. That, and a dark blue carpet.











Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Once more - with feeling!

Buddha Shoe




Linen dish towels hot off the r.h. loom.