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Hi Bess, Yummy garden photo! Most of my raspberry bushes aged and died in the past couple of years, but berries are forming on the few left...and I am looking forward to 'em! RE: MsHoroscope: I don't really follow that stuff, but she's right about being 'on the mend'...coming up to 2 years Without H (in a few weeks)...but I am better every day. :-)


By Anonymous Marg in Calgary, at 8:29 AM  

I, too, am glad to see you back blogging; I so do understand the malaise that can drown us at times... I am glad that you are winning the battle and emerging victorious! I am trying to do the same. fondly, Cathy

By Blogger Cat =^,^=, at 12:28 PM  

Let me add my voice to the chorus: welcome back!

By Blogger cathy, at 11:57 PM  

Here's hoping there's been no more of that insomnia! I sympathize with your busy summer, and also empathize because it looks like my fall is going to be that way, and not for any fun reasons. So, in contrast to last year's awesome fiber-full fall, this year's will be all work and no play, and I'm already in mourning. I'm just glad I took advantage of all of last year's opportunities while I had the chance.

By Blogger Mary, at 9:22 AM  

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008  

I suddenly realized I owe all you kind folk who've left comments a great big hugging thank you for welcoming me back to the world of blogging. Not that many folk leave comments here so yours are particularly welcome. I'm glad to think that there are people who enjoy my loquacity for, unlike Mr. Darcy, I do perform for strangers, if not well, at least with gladness. I am still very stretched with new duties here at home and with the busiest summer at work I have ever had and it took a rare bout of insomnia to get me up early enough to turn literary today. By the end of the month we will have a smaller kennel and I hope to be a little more regular with my posts.

And so – to begin:

You really do have it all coming together right now. Can you feel it? If not, it may be that you've allowed mean ol' Saturn to get you into such a regularly negative headspace that you've forgotten what it feels like to give yourself a moment to relax and feel at least a little bit self-satisfied. Let's face it, things might not be perfect but for most Virgos at least, they're on the turn or on the mend. And the good news is that the slow and steady recovery you're going through is by no means over yet.

Thank you MsHoroscope. That is just the sort of message that feels good right now. And I do feel a little more like I have the answers I need, or I know where to find them. This is the classic librarian persona – one who knows where to look – thank heaven, since I have lost something important at work. I'm awake now at this ungodly (3:45 a.m.) hour because I suddenly realized where to find it when I go in today. After the retrograde month of June, I'm profoundly glad to have forward movement and a sweet link between Jupiter and Sun. May the stars shine down upon you too.

We had an extraordinarily good musical program at the library yesterday: C-Shells. This was their first visit to our library but it won't be the last. We had a good turnout too, which is gratifying to us and I am sure inspiring for the artists. Like most of the libraries in VA, we're following the national theme of Catch the Reading Bug and next week we'll have our Bug Banquet. We always have one food related program in the summer and I went all out this year with edible bugs – Crick-ettes and chocolate covered crickets and mealy worms. Not that the kids have to eat bugs – but they'll get the opportunity to. We'll have ants on a log too and we'll make “bug cages” out of cookies and pretzels. The big question is ... will TheQueen eat a Crick-ette? Guess you'll have to find out next week.

Fiber blog? Oh well. Yes. Okay. I am knitting on Christmas socks – have to dig through the stash and find some #1 needles or else order some – the yarn I'm using is just too soft for sock feet knit with #2 needles. And I am spinning and spindling: some green merino sock yarn on HeyBaby and the most beautiful alpaca/silk fingering weight on a pretty little drop spindle I bought from My Favorite Yarn Shop last fall. I am so loving this fiber I hope I can get my hands on more. I'm sure it would be pure pleasure to spin on a wheel.

I keep intending to take photos of recent work and I suppose I will keep on intending till I finally do. Till then here is what's growing in the garden.

Thanks again for stopping by and reading, and especially, for leaving comments.

Happy Hump Day.

posted by Bess | 5:12 AM