Heidi, Lucy and I had a lovely walk at the dog park yesterday. After I picked up the big guy from work, we drove to the north end of the city and picked Jack up from his mama's daycare. He was happy to see us and Gracie actually looked better than I've seen her look in over a year. It was nice to see.
I'm in the process of trimming all the fucking squares for the quilt. It's tedious work and a workout for my triceps. Who knew quilting could be an arm workout?
I was sitting at the computer this morning and saw this. I tried to get a photo of the flicker but of course it started to fly away just as I hit the button, didn't turn out too bad though.
We had snow last night, just enough to clean up the place and make everything look nice. I'll take Heidi for a walk later while I contemplate life:) Or not.
I saw this on facebook and loved it enough to steal it. Apologies to whoever A. is.
Using the rotary cutter is tiring! It's not a movement much done during daily life. I like the monochromatic theme of the colors. Looking forward to seeing it done.ReplyDelete
I'm not a fan of monochromatic. My husband tells me that it looks like Disney has vomited on my uniforms, lots of crazy colours.Delete
Ooh- I love that quote!ReplyDelete
Also, your photo of the flicker. It looks like a children's book illustration.
Glad to hear about Gracie!
I love that quote too. Jack is starting to spend Sundays with her, so that's a step. We'll see how that goes.Delete
You have a pretty dog park! Maybe quilting can become a new gym exercise? : ) I've never seen a bird like that. It looks like it has some size. It's good to hear Gracie is looking better. Maybe this will be her time. I hope so. That is worth a pilfering. We should contemplate that once in a while.ReplyDelete
The dog park is built on top of an old dump which is a good use of the land. The bird is a Northern Flicker and yes, they're quite large.Delete
Nice action shot of that flicker!ReplyDelete
Thanks but I wasn't trying to get that shot. A happy accident.Delete
That is a beautiful quote; we are of the earth and will return to it someday, become part of it again and be recycled. (sort of) That flicker photo is incredible. Glad that Gracie looked and seemed better. Fingers crossed.ReplyDelete
It's humbling to remember that we are all part of this earth, and that the molecules that existed in insects, plants and animals, may now be a part of us.Delete
Wow. That quote. Amazing. Saying a prayer for Gracie, which is really a prayer for Jack.
Thank you. Jack needs all the prayers he can get.Delete
I see that others have referred to that bird as a flicker (not to be confused with a fucker). We don't get them in The British Isles. Nice to hear that Gracie was more human when you saw her yesterday and not in whining crisis mode.ReplyDelete
The bird is called a Northern Flicker; it's a type of woodpecker.Delete
It was good to see her being normal.
From what I can tell via Google, that quote is from someone named Aubrey Marcus, an author and "human optimizer." I think that's a fancy way of saying motivational speaker.ReplyDelete
I love that top photo. The snow looks so clean and smooth.
I looked up Aubrey Marcus, and thank you for finding his name, and realized I'm taking advice from a 37 year old guy who is the founder of a globally disruptive brand. Fuck me. Sigh.Delete
Gracie looking visually better is a Positive Sign, for Jack's Sake I hope it keeps improving, I know that would bring you more Peace.ReplyDelete
I get tired of hoping and being chronically disappointed.Delete
Thank you for that quote. I really hope for you all and Gracie to make it.ReplyDelete
I love that quote. I'd like to have it at my funeral.Delete
I hope Gracie makes it too.
Who knew that quilting was an extreme sport?! A. is a very wise human.ReplyDelete
Quilting is more physically taxing than I realized when I took it up. I may have to take up weight lifting to continue with quilting as I get older:)Delete
When I sent my mother a Christmas tree skirt I made (and hand quilted) back in the 1990's, she cried upon receiving it. She knew how much work and love went into it.ReplyDelete
That's so lovely. She knew how much work they are.Delete