Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Random picture from the city. It is so hot here. 90 degrees f in long beach and it is not yet 11 in the morning. I have been reading and writing some. Not expending too much energy. I may try to find a bookshelf in local tag sales. Maybe go out to lunch with my sweetie. Do some financial updates ( pay bills) and hope to see one or more of my children today.
O- and make some defiled eggs. hahaah deviled eggs ..
I am saddened by the mass murders in Oslo and all such despicable acts of violence against innocent people. I add my heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all of the victims. I will light a candle tonight in their memory.
I am also saddened by the untimely death of the talented Amy Winehouse, a victim of the disease of drug addiction. Another painfully and often fatally misunderstood affliction.
And, as I continue to live, I will practice love and kindness wherever my path leads me today, For it is these things that I wish to grow in the world. This is the life I will choose to live for as long as I am able.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
One of the bonuses of the Dear Jane group has been the siggie (signature blocks) swaps that take place over the years. This quilt is a collection of three years of swapping with quilters all over the world..
It has yet to be quilted and I think this is the next one to be sent to the long arm quilter.
I am getting the hang of this blogsy app...I may have to get a new iPad when three comes out .. I could learn to love it.
This will be a test post to blogger using the app "Blogsy "
Blogging from iPad.
Today is my day off. May have to find an adventure..I look forward to days off for knitting and sewing but then when the day arrives I want to be out and about. So far I am sipping coffee and playing with this new app..
May go to the Astoria graffiti and sculpture garden wit Dave and Frank. That could be a plan.
So far there is steep learning curve to this app. I want it to be less digging for how to and more posting. Now let's see how it posts .. Ready set go
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Monday, July 04, 2011
Friday, July 01, 2011
As I drive to work, (an hour and twenty minutes each way, forty nine miles one way. yes that is a lot of driving) I often listen to podcasts.
Many students at my job, where I teach lessons in how to use Apple computers, do not know what a podcast is. I tell them it is like a recording (pod) of a radio broadcast (cast) that you can listen to whenever you wish.
There are thousands of podcasts on the itunes site and the majority are free! You can listen to one episode or you can subscribe. You can listen on your ipod, ipad, iphone or computer.
My all time favorite is Garrison Keillor's A prairie Home Companion, Tales from Lake Wobegone, from National Public Radio. I also listen to the New Yorker Fiction Podcast. And the Moth Podcast. And the Etsy Podcast. Whatever your interests are, there is a podcast for you. Check it out and let me know what you find~