14 April 2007

Odds and Ends

Time for a little catching up, I think.

Easter - was very nice, thank you. It would have been nicer if a) it hadn't been so freakin' cold!, and b) if I had felt better. I was in the beginning of a bronchitis spell, though fortunately it didn't really kick in until all of our houseguests were gone. We did do our inappropriately themed eggs this year, but due to more people working on them than usual, and my not feeling good, I have no pictures. But trust me, there's always next year ...

Back in March, when I was regaling you with the birthday gifts I received, I mentioned that Tim had given me a necklace with my birthstone. Melanie asked if I would post a picture. I never thought about it, but sure, the next time I'm taking pictures (if my sieve brain thinks of it), I'll try to get a decent shot of it. Aquamarine is hard to capture in a photo, color-wise (because if there's a problem, surely it won't be my photography skills).

At different times, both Mary and Sue have asked if I am left-handed. Yes, it's true, I am a lefty. (Aren't all of the cool kids???) There's not a lot I can do with my right hand, so it just has to sit there and look pretty most of the time ... when I was a kid, my father decided once that he would take me to the driving range, and show me how to hit a golf ball properly. We were there about a half an hour when he said that he suddenly remembered that left-handed people weren't supposed to golf - which I actually believed, until we got home and my mother set me straight! I have no success learning to do things when people who are right handed say, "Now, just watch me, and do the opposite." Huh?

After reading posts where I have referred to Jetsam, our kitten, Maureen wanted to know, "If there is a Jetsam, is there also a Flotsam?" God help us all - no! Jetsam on his own is fine for now, thank you very much. :-)

BarbP wondered if I was planning to go to Maryland Sheep & Wool. You bet I am! I'm signed up to take the bus trip sponsored by Rosie's, which I did a couple of years ago as well. It was so much fun, and I am looking forward to it. (Barb, are you going??)

You may be wondering, where are the pictures of the prizes from a contest at Lorette's blog?? I have been waiting for a sunny day to try and get a nice shot of the yarn. This past week, I've been coughing so much, I can't even hold the camera still! So those pictures will be forthcoming as well.

After reading my post of the other day, Carol asked if my sense of humor is what had gotten me through some of my medical issues. I guess so, or at least it hasn't hurt! I come from a family with a sense of humor, so it never occurs to me that a person wouldn't naturally have one. (Until I meet some of the real duds walking around, then I thank my lucky stars that I have enough humor to find their "dud-ness" amusing ...) Mostly, my sense of humor has gotten me in trouble, as I find things amusing at the wrong times. And then, that amuses me. It's kind of a vicious circle ...

Finally, I think this post at the Taoknitter's blog is interesting. When I first started reading it, I thought, "What the h*** would Elizabeth Cady Stanton know about digital???" Then I thought, "Oh ... right.

7 comments:

Kim said...

Love the "bits and pieces" posts. Kind of stream-of-consciousness blogging. I'm, sadly, right-handed, but do swing golf clubs left-handedly.

Linda said...

Hello Bridget, Linda here. Thanks for letting me know that I'm not the only one to ruin a skein of yarn while opening its package. And yes, it was character building.

I was also a lefty but catholic school took care of that. I truly believe that is why my eye-hand coordination is so poor. My knitting, guitar playing, etc is all extremely clumsy and awkward. I think it's interesting though that both of my daughters, and my mother, are lefties. Mom was a hard nut, the nuns didn't have a chance. Supposedly, left/right handedness is 50/50. I always thought it interesting that both my daughters are lefties.

Enjoyed your blog. Take care.

Femminista said...

Bridget--I'm a lefty too! I knit right-handed, since that's the way patterns are written, and I use my right hand to mouse, since that's the way IT sets up computers. But for everything else, I think I'm unteachable...

mary said...

Being a lefty I went to buy left handed golf clubs once and the salesman gave me a myraid of reasons why I should learn to golf right handed, but mostly because I would have a stronger swing. So I asked him if he, a rightie, golfed left handed so he would have a stronger swing. Duh, of course he did not. I bought left handed golf clubs. I knit left handed too. I kind of wish I knit right handed...

Hope you feel better soon and get warmed weather too.

Carol said...

Hope you're feeling better fast. I'd bring some chicken soup, but, well you know. I can't believe you're a lefty too! That's a whole other arena for laughs...

Carrie K said...

My mom and brother are lefties and my Dad and I are righthanded. Guess who was derided for not being in their right minds?

barbp said...

I hope you're healing up. My darling Dad is a lefty. I have always thought it is just another reason why he is so unique. (I'm kind of fond of him *wink*)

Oh, MDSW. Le Sigh. I had a seat reserved on the bus - but I didn't make the deadline for payment because my time and energies have been centered on MFB's recovery and work. I think it's going to be a last minute decision for me and if I still have a seat.

If I go I'd love to meet up with you.