Monday, October 18, 2004

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

I called this picture "Trickle Down" .....the beautiful autumn colours have started from the top down.
Trickle Down

Thursday, September 30, 2004

It has been a very very long time...hasn't it? I'm drinking Bryan's red wine, feeling just fine, and wondering. I'm wondering about all sorts of things. Do you want the list? Well here it is anyway.

Things I am wondering about......by Leslie

  • I'm wondering how all these nifty techno things came upon this site. Again. It has been a long time.
  • I'm thinking how my friend Thea would just love these changes...not that she didn't know how to do all these things by herself...but she would be happy that simpletons, like myself, can make a page interesting.
  • The purple was for Thea....Christine Thea Partridge who loved colour.
  • I'm wondering what I am going to do now that my miracle drug Vioxx has been pulled? How will be I ever walk again without excruciating pain? Fuck! A heart attack they say....ok...I will not have a heart attack, and I will never be able to walk again pain-free....or I do walk pain-free (find the drug on the black market) and have half the number of years I would normally have....whatever that number be, before the BIG one gets me? Hmmmm which would you choose? The BIG one has to be better than a long suffering cancer death. Doesn't it?
  • Perhaps too much wine you think? Nah.
  • I just tried a link but I don't think it worked.http://www.jannarden.com. We'll see how this works out but man alive this is fun!
  • Going to publish now and see if all these kwell things worked.

Namaste



Monday, May 03, 2004

It's May, the grasses are emerald green, the earth is moist and new shoots are coming up everywhere. Flowers are coming out one by one. The furniture is outside now; I'm still working on the lawn and a few changes around the garden.

Can't do too much because of my nasty knee(s).

Last weekend my best bud Leslie came for a visit. We went to see H.H. The Dalai Lama. What an absolutely wonderful event that was....just to be in the same room as him. He is "special". His message would save the world if all would listen. A wonderful childlike sense of humour he has.

I need to get back at sewing. I have a top to make that will go with my skirt. I want to bead.

My mosaic birdbath is almost ready to go outside. Just have to wait for the grout sealer to set...in 3 hours and it's ready for a test run!


Thursday, April 15, 2004

It's spring.....absolutely beautiful.

Today I fertilized the lawn; the next chore is to top-dress and reseed to fill in all the "polka dots" left from Dunny Dog!

I love to see the new growth. Crocuses in fresh colours of purple, lavender, bright sunny yellow and cream. The snowdrops are wonderful little things - so fragile looking but they flower in March..sometimes under the snow! How wonderful is that?

Tomorrow is my birthday. *Ahem*.

I made a skirt...a skirt that will actually fit! I'm so happy. Tonight I was going to cut out a top, but alas its now 8:30 and I'm not in the mood to make a mess of something new. So I will surf the net for inspiration.

Tomorrow is my birthday. *Ahem*.

My sister-in-law survived her ordeal - brain surgery. Amazing and wonderful and I'm so very happy.

Namaste,

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Spring continues to tease us with her presence.....snow, sunny, warm, rain, cold, windy and more snow.

But the trees are budding......a friend once said to me many, many, Marches ago (30 to be exact)..."look at the buds...in a few weeks they will be gone".

I'm in the process of trying to set up a better blog where I can add pictures and interesting things and change the way my home page looks. I do spend a lot of time reading the journals of other women and I want mine to look creative too!!!

I haven't any tech help for this task, so it may take sometime.

Namaste,

Leslie

Monday, March 08, 2004

Hand is healed. February has gone. Valentine's Day has gone and we're all breathlessly awaiting spring.

Spring is coming.....little tiny pointy green shoots are emerging in my garden - crocuses and daffodils I think. The tiny snowdrops are ready to flower. God I love those delicate little brave souls.

On Friday the temperatures were 14C and by Sunday we had more snow. Such is the teasing that spring gives us.

My craft surge came to a halt with the surgery. But I did take in a lot of other fun stuff -- two Jann Arden concerts...yes that's right - two. I do like Jann as well as her music. B and I saw "The Hallow Crown"...very interesting, Vanessa Redgrave was the drawing card for us. I have tickets to see the Dalai Lama in April. That will be wonderful.

I'm just too tired right now to write anything profound...I want to bead again and may just go and attempt that now.

Namaste,

Leslie

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Tomorrow is my surgery for carpal tunnel. The right hand this time, which will be tricky for a few weeks. I'm all set for 3 days of absolute total R & R afterwards. I'm taking Friday to Sunday and staying in my new flannel jammies, reading and watching movies.

My craft surge will have to be put on ice (along with my right hand) for a bit. I did manage to finish up some beaded bracelets and earrings before the surgery. And, I finished my fuzzy colourful scarf that I was knitting. I love it.

Most of my "real" work is caught up, except for journal entries..but I'll have to concentrate on those after the recuperation time.

We have had more snow this year than most years the entire season. There is a foot of fresh snow capping my bird bath.

Must remember to plant another globe cedar. The little birds love it. They appear to be snug and tight in there when the world gets stormy. Some days the little cedar looks like a tree decorated with birds...then some sort of danger is in the air...and about a dozen little chickadees pop themselves back inside the tree.

Next Thursday and Friday is my back-to-back Jann Arden concerts. I'm really looking forward to her positive reinforcement...oh yes...and her beautiful songs too.

Namaste,

Monday, January 19, 2004

Sunny and very cold today. No more snow, at least. I really need to get my butt in gear to get some YPC work done. But, I'm pulled in artistic directions instead. I want to work on my beaded jewelry, I want to stamp and play with paper. I have to work first!

Having said all that...... I'm off to work now.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

I have just discovered a great site. I would like to be sharing this site with Thea. She would have loved this one. http://another.girlatplay.com

I'm still working on beading and I love it. I have a huge supply of beads, thanks to "Michaels" sale but I wasn't sure what else I needed. Once I got into the project I know now what all those other little bits of things that they sell are for. I must get some loops, crimp beads, filler beads, etc. There are some very good visuals of beaded necklaces on the above site. I initially was going to start with earrings but who would have thought they were the most difficult? I need to perfect manipulating the wires...practice!

Baby it's cold outside. -20C or less. Sunny though but very cold.

I need to work now - yes I do have a real job that takes up some of my time. But all I want to do is craft. Later today, once my work is done, I will bead some more.

Namaste

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

I've been quiet. Contemplating. Taking stock of my life. Perhaps losing someone is a message to do just that. T lived each day, full and colourful, kind and compassionate. How good is that? Wonderful I'd say.

Sometimes I pity us who are left with a memory...a good memory though. Who will nag me to write in this blog site? Who will urge me on to craft more, even if the work isn't good? Who will encourage me to take chances?

The memory of a good friend will. It's difficult because if I had not once again searched for T, I would not be experiencing the heartbreak that I am now. But...I would much rather have had the last year together and be heartbroken than not to have spent what little time we did together.

I miss the daily MSN "good mornings". I miss the blogger news. I miss everything. But that is life. We are born to die and what matters is what you did while you were here.

My friend did it all and I once told her how happy I was for her life now. She deserved it. She made it happen. She was positive and ever moving forward.

Quite admirable.

So now I am going to craft and I am going to journal. I've been saying that for a few weeks now but I will begin. Tonight I "organized" all my projects so everything is right and ready when the urge or time presents itself. That's half the fun, organizing everything in nifty little labeled Ikea boxes.

Winter - a time to create.