Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dear Lucas,

Lucas Colin Gray Arrigo

Dear Lucas, 
Here are today's headlines from the CNN website. I thought I should make a copy for you. I don't quite know what to make of them all: whether you are being born in to a mess of a world or if that is just the paradigm of news reporting. I will leave it to you to decipher. 
Today I am thinking about meeting you and making sure your mom is ok. I know she is eager to be up and about and to be able to bring you home. Mom and dad have made you a sweet room and I will make some stuff for it! That is what I think about a lot, about making things. It is more important to me than the news headlines so don't worry too much about them. 
Presently you are still in the hospital where you were born and I am told you are beautiful. I know your parents are both very pretty so I know you will be too. And smart and kind. With all of those attributes I am sure you will be ok. I hope to be able to meet you soon and tell you some stories about people I have known-and maybe some cats and dogs too. Also I like to draw birds. perhaps I can show you one day, and then you can draw some too. There have been some very fine artists and musicians in your family as well as many others. I am partial to the more creative types. You have a good dose of that too in your genes. Genes are those squiggly things scientists make up to explain peoples personalities.
I am also partial to cats and I think you will like our cats. I hope you do not have allergies to them. I am sure we can work around it. I think they are looking forward to meeting you. 
Soon I will get to see you. I hope you are not too impatient…
your grandmother.

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    Monday, July 02, 2012

    cloud watching

    Jen+ in the pool. Best 200 bucks I ever spent. 

    Although it is nearly in the nineties today, I finished adding the hardware to this bag and it is a finish!
    It is big and heavy and I will put it away for my winter commute when it will be appreciated. I bought it as a kit on our trip to the Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck two years ago,  from the wonderful Nora the proprietor of Noni Designs
    The hardware is stunning and she also has a book of exquisite  knitted flowers which is on the above linked website. I have made many of her bags and flowers form previously published patterns and they are in a class by themselves. Accessories are mandatory. 

    Other news finds us fighting the heat with a twelve foot diameter 36 inch high pool which is filling as I write. Mike says he now needs to build a pool house. To which I replied that this was my plan all along.
    Jen is now two days past her due date and tomorrow a doctor's visit (which coincides with the full moon)is on the calendar. hmmmm.... maybe splashing about in our little pool will make the little baby 'who shall not be named' want to come out, or maybe some spicy food will be the catalyst? Baby your time is nigh!