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For Natalie, Wherever I May Find Her

There once was a lady named Natalie

Who needed some sleep so baddily

Pills wouldn’t do, shots wouldn’t too

So an angel from Kentucky came through

This angel discovered a great secret

To sleep without pills or shots

And now I pass on what the ages have taught me

A rubber mallet will knock you out, but the headache when you wake up is your own problem.  The answer to that one is still on the drawing board.

My pome leaves a lot to be desired, but it’s raining again today, and since Will (Shakespeare, of course) passed so many years ago, I don’t write that much poetry or fine prose now.  We collaborated for so many years (satire, remember that) but this is for a special lady hoping to make her smile.



Back Again!

Sorry for my prolonged absence.  I managed to pinch my sciatic nerve again and according to my PT, it will get worse each time I do this!  Good to know, but since I can’t imagine just sitting here doing nothing I’ve pulled out the knitting needles, crochet hooks and the yarn and started making winter hats, scarves and neck warmers.  If I get too many scarves ahead they could turn into a crazy quilt type of afghan.  Ya just never know what’s gonna happen when I get frustrated!

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These are three of the afghans I made for grandkids a few years ago, modeled by the ones who received them.  Anika and Andrew are on the top row and the hidden one on the  bottom is Caleb, following big brother Ethan’s bad example of hiding his face.  I made 10 of them that year within six months of deciding this was what i wanted to give them for Christmas.  Not sure I can handle the big projects like this now, with my shoulders fussing at me when I try to lift things, but some friends have offered to help with the heavy lifting if I make blocks of pieces and then sew them together.  At the moment though, I am spoiled by the micro-plush fleece blankets I have that I’m not sure there is any yarn any place that will be as soft and fluffy.

All good things seem to end, and now my cough is back, just in time to go with the winter storm blowing our way.  Not much chance of getting over it all while the weather outside is so bad, but I’m staying inside and trying to keep warm. Not an easy thing for a person who is so cold natured living in an apartment that the wind blows thru.  Not sure it is the wind from outside though.  When they put in the new vent system a couple of y!)ears ago they put them in a place where the air blows right across my head! So, I’m inventing ways to keep my  head covered at night by making night caps (and not the alcoholic type either). The hats and scarves I’m making do the job quite nicely.  And those fleece blankets make sure I am always covered warmly.

My tummy tells me it’s time to fill ‘er up, so I’m off to the fridge to decide if there is anything I want to eat in there.  Ya’ll take care now.  A.