Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Disndat

1. Remember the fiddle clips that I had the audacity to share with you last week? Well, didn't one of the fiddlers at the jam find them on YouTube. They were meant to share here. Who knew that somebody, somebody who I know, somebody who could actually play would find them? Anyhoo ... I went to the jam last night, and, as luck would have it, they called a lot of tunes that I knew. Alas, as luck would have it, I pretty well ran out of tunes that I could call when it was my turn. On one occasion I called Neil Gow's Lament, a beautiful piece that goes slowly — slowly enough that my timing was not the best, and ... and ... well ... I don't imagine that I'll call that tune again.

2. On Mothers Day (which I refuse to apostrophize or apostrosize?), Cuppa and I received the joint present (my half for Fathers Day) pictured below so we can pull grandchildren behind us when we cycle. The only trouble is that it's Buppa's aging legs that have been designated to do the pulling. It's good for me, right? Right?



3. Zachary had to have some tests at the hospital yesterday. There were some concerns about kidney and spinal problems. Apparently, however, all is well. I had visions of the poor little guy having to undergo operations or of having his quality of life affected or both. I would be so sad for such a happy and contented baby boy. Instead, I'm just relieved. Phew!



4. Nikki Dee slept over on Sunday night because Zach had to go to the hospital early. As I've mentioned before, she's a going concern, but she does seem to enjoy sitting for a bedtime story, even if the main focus is on rapidly turning the pages. Have I ever mentioned that I love this kid?



5. She's such a good kid that she was more than happy to help out the grands with a wee bit of weeding ...



... although some might question the value of weeding stones by our basement window.



6. Periodically, I try to get arty with my photos. Most of these attempts are better left un-attempted. Here, I try to gild the lily (almost literally) by playing around with one of my recently posted trillium pictures.



7. Cuppa and I will be celebrating our fortieth anniversary this coming week, a long weekend here in Canada. While I may blog this in more detail later, I cant be sure whether I'll find the time, so I thought I'd mention it now. Time does fly, but I've so enjoyed life's trip with this great lady who's my best friend. Our plans are loose and not extravagant. They're loose because one can never count on the weather at this time of year. They're not extravagant mostly because we're not extravagant folk, but also because we hope to make an anniversary trip to the west coast later in the year. Since the girls will be visiting here shortly, it doesn't make any sense to go now.

16 comments:

Mara said...

I have one of those bike trailers (not for children though) and I can tell you: it's heavy!! For every mile you do, it feels like a mile and a half!

Happy anniversary in advance. Enjoy the day

KGMom said...

1) glad things are turning out ok for Zach;
2) love the "help" Nikki Dee gives you;
3) of course you can do it--with the cycling!;
4) I like you arty effort;
5) WOW--Canada has a long weekend for your anniversary--I am really impressed. ;-)

Woman in a Window said...

Happy 40th! Time flies, indeed.

Now, how am I supposed to remember the rest? I remember the fiddling. I remember the weeding and the stones. Oh, and Zachary is alright and that is truly good. Man, I need to take notes while I read!

Donna said...

I like the "gilded lily"! Nice job of it!
SO happy to hear Zachary will be fine...and Nikki is Gorgeous as Ever...
Funny thing, that YouTube!!hahahaha...

Donna said...

PS-HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU BOTH!

dabrah said...

I'm so glad Zach is okay. Congratulations on 40 years. Happy anniversary to both of you.

Ruth said...

Your 40th anniversary coming up and your children are going to make you pull your grandkids on a bike! I think you should have a tandem bike for the job...
Congratulations!

Mary said...

AC,

I agree with Ruth. You need a tandem bike to pull the grandchildren.

I had a lot of catching up to do. I enjoyed the photos of the grandkids and the trilliums are beautiful. Looks like it's time for the boys and I to get out to the woods.

I'm so glad that all is well with Zach. Grandparents worry just as much about their grandchildren as they do about their children. It's scary when they have to undergo tests.

Happy 40th Anniversary to you and Cuppa. I wish you both many more happy years.

Blessings,
Mary

Barry said...

We just had our 39th Anniversary, so congratulations on your 40th!

And enjoy the long weekend!!

Lorna said...

(sigh) Life is good.

Heather Plett said...

My kids have grown past the bike buggy stage and we've passed it on to my sister. I'm happy they're all able to pedal on their own, but there was something lovely about hearing a little voice behind me in the buggy. Maddy used to sit and sing as I pedaled. Perhaps one day when I'm a grandma, I'll have reason for a buggy again. :-)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

jinksy said...

All power to your elbow, sorry, kneecaps, for making 40yr milestone!And I love the William Morris effect on your flower picture - a ready made textile design if ever I saw one.

Pearl said...

Like your rendering of the trilliums.

40 years. that's a long haul. my parents would be 39 years together this fall.

Ginnie said...

All the best wishes for the NEXT 40years. You are a great couple. Oh, and I love the trillium picture.

JunieRose2005 said...

AC,

Happy Anniversary to you and Cuppa!
Here's to 40 more years! :)

Oh! I love reading about your grand babies and seeing the pictures! They are such beautiful kids- both of them! So happy your little Zach is ok!


Junie

JunieRose2005 said...

....Forgot to say...

"That flower picture is very beautiful!

It would be great framed and hung on a wall... of course, enlarged to a BIG size and matted with just the same pink as the flowers!"

IMHO

Junie