Permalink 07:34:11 am, by Mary Email , 233 words
Categories: Everyday Life

Looking Forward

I have always had trouble looking at the moment. I don't enjoy what I have to do. I love to look forward and think about what could be done, I even enjoy the thought of doing those things myself. The future tends to sneak up on me and usually ends up biting me from behind as I realize that the moment when doing should have started is past.

Today has a lot of doing to be done. I am not going to write a lot here because...I must be the doer, and I must begin this morning.

Kris' mom is coming into town tomorrow morning and I need to get her room ready, a few meals planned and general clean up done around the house. The great thing about Kris' mom...well one of the great things...is that she isn't picky. She has never even hinted that I'm not a good housekeeper and she makes herself at home here without making me feel like I'm not meeting her needs in some way. I appreciate that. Owen has only improved this situation as she is so wrapped up in his attention that she could really care less about anything else. It's great. The fact that she doesn't complain has always made me want to try harder to please her. There is, I think, a bit of wisdom to be gained from that.


Permalink 01:55:22 pm, by Mary Email , 232 words
Categories: Everyday Life, Owen

My New Blog

Well...here we are. Blogging. I'm a Blogger. I Blog.

I have always enjoyed writing. I'm not great at it, but I enjoy putting thoughts on paper, or monitor as it were.

I think the popularity of Blogging is that ever present need we all are born with to "know and be known" we aren't just curious about others, we genuinely have a need to know other people. We also have a need to be known. Everyone gets this need met in different ways. Some people say who they are and some people just live who they are. I've always been more of a "sayer". I am not an incessant talker but I enjoy the sport very much.

I prefer writing. Writing allows me to express myself without some of the pitfalls of talking. Yes, I can still stick my foot in my mouth with a keyboard, but the chances are lowered considerably. I can edit myself and try to be as concise as possible. It doesn't always work and I don't always get my point across, but then...maybe that's communicating more about me than what I was trying to say anyway.

All of that said. This blog will be about me and my oh so interesting everyday life but I will more than likely write more about Owen my 7 month old son than anything else. He's just so darn cute!


Permalink 09:29:45 am, by Mary Email , 83 words
Categories: Everyday Life

Why Not?

My friends have blogs...I enjoy reading blogs...why not join the fun?

Kris just e-mailed me and had set one up for himself and asked if I wanted one too. I had thought about blogging before but never took the time to set it up so...since he was offering, I took him up on it.

This being my first entry I feel I should somehow introduce myself...but I'm in the middle of something else...so you'll have to wait.


Permalink 04:46:00 pm, by Mary Email , 116 words
Categories: America

Sleeveless Cape

Take a boiled wool square ( 120X120 and 140x140 between , it depends on the initial width ) .
- Fold in 4 ( in length and in width ) . The result is a square between 60X60 and 70X70 cm depending on the size of the base square .
- From one of the points , draw a circle the same diameter as the side of the square . Let me explain, if the square measures 60 cm square , draw a circle 60 cm in diameter. It gives a nice rounded .
- From the same point, draw a circle 10 cm in diameter.
- Cut the following two tracks, one obtains a hollow circle in the middle (to move the arm and put the cape ) !

translated from this site: le marche' eclectique


Permalink 07:03:00 pm, by Mary Email , 0 words
Categories: Arden Court

MOPS Ideas

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