Thursday, May 28, 2009
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I think I have Puppy Head. I have had Pregnant Head. I have had Newborn Baby Head. I have even had Two Toddlers Under Three Head. I have never had Puppy Head. Let me tell you, they are all very similar. The first few days with the puppy, I could not wait for SOMEONE to come home to relieve me. Every time I turn around, the puppy needs love, or food, or to play, or dashes out of the yard.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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Sunday, May 17, 2009
I had dog trauma. Really bad dog trauma. When I was wee, I had to feed our large black dog. He was tied to a peach tree in the backyard. I brought out the food in a stainless steel bowl. He was so excited that he began to jump on me. I was so startled that I froze, with the bowl still in my shaking hands. The dog began to run enthusiastic circles around me. Soon, my legs were wrapped with the rusty chain, I fell over, dog food flew high into the air. The dog dove for the flying food, trampling me in the process. Bad dog trauma.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Now she is tall. She is going to university in the fall. She drives. She stays up later than I do. She wears my clothes, and looks better in them. I use to make her clothes. Still do, sometimes. She knows how to work my Mac better than I do. She built a car and was the driver for the race. She is funny. She is helpful and loving. I know she must go. I want her to go. I also want her to stay. I want to hear her squeaky little girl voice again. I want to brush her baby curls into pig tails, wrap the hair around my fingers and watch the banana curls bounce around her wee ears.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
These are the happenings in the garden this cool May evening. We had just finished a supper of roasted sweet potatoes and lemon chicken. There was also a platter of Swiss Chard sauteed with garlic and herbs, all picked from the garden moments before they found their way into the cast iron skillet.
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Monday, May 11, 2009
After giving a good feeding to the blossoming plants with Neptune's Harvest, I lit the candles in the garden. I started a small fire in the outdoor pit, and sat back to enjoy our labors. I took a deep breath and enjoyed the approaching dusk. The candles twinkled in the trees, the birds made their way back to their nests. The creeping cats began their nightly wanderings. The neighborhood took on it's evening shift, hushed tones drifted from the darkening houses. Night overcame us. The deep violet night embraced us with cool arms, I held the hand of my love and tried to remember this feeling. I tried to forget the heaviness of my heart, the loss of my students and friends. As I write, a cool breeze just kissed my face. Before my children's paternal grandfather crossed the threshold, I asked him to let us agree on a sign. A way to be sure I didn't miss his help. We decided on a light breeze, a kiss of wind. As I typed my sadness, a sweet breeze entered the open window. A smile crept across my lips, a silent song rang in my heart. A night in the garden is as helpful as a day in the garden...
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We spread a sweet table under the shade of the Mulberry Tree. A feast was prepared, a feast fit for a table of mothers. Women who love children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters, mothers, and puppies all gathered.
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Friday, May 8, 2009
I have had this bit of vintage fabric for some time. I have been musing and dreaming of a new incarnation. While reading this post from SouleMama, I realized I could whip a skirt in just an hour. It took 45 minutes. It has that homemade look, but it is lovely and I like it! I just laid down a skirt I like and cut around it. Everything came from the thrift store, eyelet, lace and fabric.
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Thursday, May 7, 2009
I saved this Mulberry tree. It hangs over from our neighbor's yard, it has large light green leaves and airy branches. In early spring, new red berries hang from it's new leaves. Now, each day, large purple mulberries drop to the ground all day long.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I found this lovely Buddha at a store in Kailua named Bali Boo. My cousin purchased a beautiful stone mermaid fountain she calls "Esmeralda." I found this sweet Buddha upon a dusty shelf. I had to bring him home, he was even half off!
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
I ate our first raspberry this morning. It was sweet and delicious. I felt guilty not sharing it with the family, but it was one raspberry, just one. If I left it, a bird would have eaten it. Not that I begrudge the birds a bit of the garden. I always plant enough for them AND for us. But this little berry, it was so lovely hiding behind the now wild, green leaves.
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