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.