What brings me joy is my grandchildren. Below, the latest missive from Hannah via her Iphone:
Yes I have read some herbs can be dangerous. I was given a rue bush that I have kept indoors all winter and is doing well. From what I have read, although beautiful and used by some medicinally, she is not the safest plant to either eat or get on the skin.
And thank you for the information on the yarn! I can’t wait to order and crochet some more.
And thank you for the information on the plants. I pruned my rose bush and moved her outside she already is looking better and has new growths all over, I’m sure with a little fertilzer and maybe a bigger pot she will flourish. I just finished planting some more herbs today in my little window box, the others I planted last month just started sprouting.
Hannah, age 24, is my oldest grandchild and a wonderful girl. The photo left shows her at age 2 or 3 wearing the sweater Great Aunt Marge knitted for her. I tried to learn knitting but did not succeed. Although I mastered the knitting stage, I could not purl as well.
Aunt Marge (my life role model) told me she wished she lived closer, so she could teach me how to knit. Maybe someday, I will get Hannah to teach me, or her youngest sister Joy if she ever gets the time. Meanwhile, I continued to crochet for a long time after I failed knitting 101. I stopped crocheting a few years ago when I had the stroke (my brain didn’t work to well for a while). I have tried to relearn it again this past year.
Inch by Inch, it’s a Cinch. Yard by yard is hard.
I read that we humans love to “complete” things. Sometimes I have worried that I was the kind of person Gertrude Stein referred to when she wrote, “Writers hate to write, but love to have written.” I worry I hate to cook and love to have cooked. I try not to think of other projects in the same way.
I haven’t read other than the newspapers the past few days. I have been mastering (there’s that word again) my crochet stitches. I think I finally cracked my latest project this morning between 6-7 AM.
To reach your goal, you need patience, persistence and a burning desire.