Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, July 29, 2016


This has not been a great summer for me, but we go on, don't we?

I worked up a hat last week to use a skein of Malabrigo Mecha that I bought on impulse because the colors were so gorgeous. It's the Everyday Brew pattern and I'm going to put it in the gift drawer. My foot is propped up and looks normal, doesn't it? I'm happy to say I do NOT need surgery, a welcome piece of good news.

I decided to try Sinkmates, a new-to-me dishcloth pattern; I'll let you know how it turns out. It looks a bit weird in this photo. Also reading Everyone Brave is Forgiven, and enjoying it. Apparently I'm reading a lot of British WWII novels this summer.

I have a habit of scavenging and I lucked into these beauties one day this week. I think I have about fifteen of them, which is like finding $50 on the curb. Not sure where they will go but I'm starting with edging the corner flower bed. Or I will as soon as the temperatures drop a little bit.

Melissa and I went to a farm stand this afternoon and they had a little petting zoo area.

The poor turkey gets bullied a lot, so perches in the fence for protection, according to the farm stand girl.

These pigs were smart enough to get out of the sun.

Gracie watched the convention with me this week. I thought it was amazing to watch history being made and remembered feeling this way when Geraldine Ferraro was nominated as the first woman vice-president.

Say goodnight, Gracie!



  1. So glad you don't need to have surgery on your foot! My summer has been icky as well, but as you say, onward. I may have to try that hat pattern - I'm doing hats for a charity project and I think it would be a nice change from plain ones.

    I remember when Geraldine Ferraro was running, and how she got a lot of the same intense scrutiny that Hillary is getting. I was also glad to see that Chelsea Clinton turned out to be OK, since that poor kid had to grow up in such a fishbowl!

    I love sweet Gracie's pictures. Please give her a kiss from me.

    1. I think this is my 3rd hat from that pattern but the entire Tea Collection is great! Check my ravelry page for details on the collection,

  2. So glad you don't need surgery. Foot surgery is a big deal!

    I'll be interested in what you say about the Chris Cleave book. It got really good reviews, and who didn't love Little Bee?

    1. I liked the book a lot but haven't read Little Bee yet. Just bought it for $1 today!