Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
No, that's not the number of #1 singles by my favorite group of all times.....
No, that's not the number of meteors that have banged into the earth lately....
Not, that's not the number of punches I can throw at a sparring partner in 5 minutes....
Yes, it could be (but it's not) the number of times I have to aim at a nail before I "nail it"...
Yes, it could be (but it's not) the number of times I've backed into the trash cans....
Yes, it could be (but it's not) the number of times I've swatted at a fly and missed....
A celebration of 2,000 stop-bys on Namasté....
Thanks to all !
PS: Look for changes in the "look" of Namasté as soon as I can figure out a couple of things....
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
It's the classic "stay in bed under the covers and read" day, and that's just what I've done this morning. I saw Eliza off to school, hopped back in bed, watched "Enchanted," a cheesy but sweet Disney movie, snoozing along the way and dreaming my own version of living "happily ever after." It's a quiet day here at The Farm, the last uninterrupted day I have at home before school starts. I'm soaking in the mellowness / laziness / solitude of it all.
Don 't know that I'll accomplish much today. If it weren't raining, I'd work on making grape juice from the "fruit of the vines." I'll probably cook a bit. I might start my next knitting project, read, or do a little yoga. I'll listen to music, for sure, and maybe work on my refinishing project.
This morning shot of Cato in La-La-Land pretty much sums up the day.
I'm in love with this moment and so grateful for this day and my many blessings.
Off to do something.....or nothing.....!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Clouds rollin' in...Hoping big time for some rain.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I'm going to try to accomplish something today, but I've yet to decide what that might be. Perhaps I'll go thrifting....perhaps I'll work on a couple of chairs I got that need some sanding and tung oil....perhaps I'll take a stab at cleaning the inside of the house a bit.
More than likely I'll sleep.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Check out the link on my blog roll or go to www.matneygathering2009.blogspot.com
The blog's in its first hours of existence, so there's not a lot there, but I hope there'll be much more to follow.
Monday, August 11, 2008
I'm home in NC, and it feels pretty darn good. Sending my greetings....T.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
BRETT & BETSY - married June 7th in what had to be the most beautiful wedding ever in Minnesota-I couldn't attend in body, but in spirit, the farm was present on every energetic level possible - Betsy takes the cake for most beautiful bride in the world! - Currently in Oxford, England and visiting Paris, these two are off to Bulgaria in the not to distant future to teach abroad for two years. Follow them via their blog link on the right.
DANA & JAMES - getting ready for the December arrival of Wendilynn (sp.?) - decorating the nursery, continuing with teaching and editorial positions at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. I'm betting on Wendy's arrival as December 13th, Samuel's arrival date - James has a blog link in my blog roll as well.
LORI BETH - in Vancouver, BC, at the moment, living the life of the rich and famous with the Kruegers of Nickelback fame - Click on the link at the right to enter her new blog: Story Lori.
Awaiting many great tales of her jet-setting life.
JOE - back in Logan, UT, after our trip to Vermont and his subsequent trip to Eugene, OR - Preparing for a new semester - Hands in the clay, as always.
MEERA - off on the trip of a lifetime to Vietnam, Thailand, Dubai, and other exotic places after finishing her MBA at Berkeley - See her blog link on the right for details. I'm hoping the last leg of her trip will be to Marietta for her 10-year class reunion in August. Will you be here, girl?
ANDREW - Spending the summer at a kids' camp in Maine - Getting ready for his senior year at The College of Wooster - Kayaking every morning - Having a great summer.
BOBBI & ISABELLA - living life to the fullest in Philadelphia - Spending weekends at the beach in Avalon, NJ - expending enough energy for the rest of the family - Doing well.
SAMUEL - graduated in May from Appalachian State University - Living in Boone, NC - Working at Black Bear Books - Attended a writer's seminar at Antioch College in July - Met Dave Chappell - Had his work chosen as part of the seminar's showcase - Hangin' out with sweet Megan - Lovin' life.
ELIZA - 16 & beautiful - Into band & color guard in the big way - Driving - Enjoying an over the top social life - Learning the realities of gas money, spending money, etc. - Lovin' her life, as well.
TANYA - Holdin' down the fort at The Farm - Working outside a lot - Keeping up with the house - Nursing sick cats - Enjoying the summer to the max! Movin' at her own pace & lovin' it. Tryin' to get blogger photos to work!
Hope this finds all well....Peace from The Farm.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
I've noticed the little creatures are more than just a little protective of their feeders. Sometimes it seems to me they spend more time dive bombing each other away from the feeder than actually feeding. When they do their ritual-like hummingbird dance, zipping up and down and up and down, they sometimes bump into each other (purposely I think) and have to light on a branch for a moment to regain their senses.
Another thing I've noticed is that they come let me know when they're back in the spring. They'll hover around my windows as if to say, "OK, we're back, we've flown a long way, and we'd like some nectar. Get to it! Now, please!!" They peek in on me when I'm at the computer and chatter at me from a branch right outside the window while I do my work. In fact, two are watching me at this moment. Oops, make that one. The male just dove at his rival at the feeder. And, when the sugar water in the feeders is low or stale, several follow me around when I'm outside to remind me to take care of their food. They're persistent and quite honestly, rather demanding --sweetly so. Yesterday, I thought one was going to drill me in the ear until I came to take care of the feeders! (I buy more sugar in the summer than I do all year since my flock of hummies eats about 8 cups of nectar every two days...make that 10 cups.)
According to Jamie Sams and David Carson in their medicine card book, hummingbird medicine is "one of love, an opening of the heart... They're a reminder that life is a delight, shying away from disharmony. People with hummingbird medicine love life and its joys. The hummies bring laughter, a flash of spirit, and a strange new burst of energy. If you're around hummingbirds, you will filled with joy and experience the magic of living."
One can't beat that! I'm off to fill the feeders!