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Sunday, March 25, 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods,
and I am awash in yellow! One bunch of Daffodils have bloomed, hopefully the rest will follow soon. The Forsythia have exploded on the scene, yeah! Iris was not impressed - I moved her bed up onto the sewing counter so she would be next to the window and can enjoy the sunshine and flowers . Didn't seem to improve her mood!Speaking of moods - seems everyone I come across these days is cranky - including myself. You'd think the wonderful weather and lovely sunshine we've had recently would have cheered us all up. Seems not. Maybe we are all still sleep deprived, I know I'm terribly time deprived. Just too many projects, too many chores, too many demands on my time at the moment, and it doesn't look like it will let up, at least not in the short term. Ah well, Easter is coming and that means a long weekend - YEAH!
For those following "the Quilt" here's a pic of it on the frame. I have completed the inner portion and am now quilting the outer edges. That takes longer than you'd think. None-the-less, when I get the chance to quilt I am enjoying the hand work immensely. Maybe that's part of my crankiness - I've not had enough time just sitting quietly and quilting!I'm currently listening to CBC and they are talking about the book "Going Solo" by Eric Klinenberg. His thesis is that more and more people are choosing to live alone. (Yeah - Uhuh), and that they are NOT lonely, but are actually more social, and more happy with their lives. According to Klinenberg "more than 50 percent of American adults are single, and 31 million—roughly one out of every seven adults—live alone" The subtitle of his book is "the Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone".

Finally -recognition that being alone is not the same as being lonely! I remember the day one of my 'quilting ladies' asked me (oh so innocently) "Don't you get lonely living alone?" - umh, REALLY ? Talk about perpetuating an age old stereotype! ...  sometimes you can't win


regan said...

I love spending time alone.....and it's never a lonely's more "Yay! I can do whatever I want!" I think folks that are lonely just haven't figured out what to do! So they just sit, and sheesh....that's boring as hell! Bored and lonely go hand in hand. When I told my friends that when my hubby retires, I would, too.....they said, "What are you going to do with all your time?" Cripes! Are you kidding!?! There's not enough of it now! And I'm not going to live long enough to do all the projects I have in my head! :o( Dang!

Love your's looking so good! And we saw a lot of forsythia on our drive today.....Yay! Spring!

Idle hands, empty brain ... said...

I totally agree. Bored and Lonely go hand in hand - because the person doesn't know what to do with themselves. Everyone I know tells me, and I agree with them, there just isn't time in the day to get everything done. My list of projects yet to do is endless! ;)